5 Tips for Catch and Release Fly Fishing

Few things are more exciting that catching a big fish, but it’s important that you keep your head at the point when that fish is most vulnerable. Keeping our fisheries healthy and thriving is a team effort that begins with anglers on the stream. Science has . . .

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Video: How to Create an Easy Extended Body

You may have seen mayfly patterns with extended bodies and wondered, “How do they do that?” It looks complicated and scary, but in this video, Tim explains a simple method that uses a standard sewing needle and a piece of stretch tubing. You’ll be . . .

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Into the North Maine Woods, and Into the Past

We were about four hours into an all-day hike, fishing our way upstream on a gorgeous brook-trout and landlocked-salmon river in a remote corner of Maine’s Baxter State Park, when guide Jeff LaBree stopped next to a seemingly uninteresting stretch . . .

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Video Pro Tips: When and How to Fish 2 Flies

Here’s a great hour-long primer in which Tom Rosenbauer, with some help from Pete Kutzer, explains the ins and outs of fishing tandem rigs. Fishing two flies at once is intimidating for some anglers, who may not be quite sure how to rig, cast, or drift . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.26.24

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we’ve got a dozen videos to get you stoked for . . .

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Video: Why Fish Will Hold in Front of Rocks

Anglers talk a lot about “the fish behind that rock,” but too many of us overlook the trout lie in front of that rock. In this great video from The New Fly Fisher, Colin McKeown explains why fish will hold in the hydro cushion or . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Pat’s Rubberlegs

In our weekly fly-tying videos from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler demonstrates the best way to tie a specific pattern teaching us useful skills that make us better tiers overall. This week, however, he’s switched to “down . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Avoid Micro-Drag

Drag on a dry fly or nymph can be insidious, causing you to get more refusals, misses, and bad hook sets. Sometimes, this drag is barely visible to the fly fisher, either on a floating dry fly or on an indicator when nymph fishing. But it . . .

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