Video: How to Tie the Patriot Dry Fly (Happy Fourth of July!)

It being Independence Day and all, I figured the Patriot was the perfect fly to showcase. In a sport where exact imitation is often the name of the game, this fly stands out like a garish piece of costume jewelry. But it works great as a way to get the attention of fish who aren’t actively feeding on. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Treat a Trout Right

I receive a lot of photographs of great fish from anglers out in the field. Most photos are well done, but many are unpublishable for a simple reason: the photo shows poor fish-handling technique. I won’t post a photo with a. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Muskrat Nymph

Matching the hatch is the goal of almost every fly fisher, but sometimes a fly that doesn’t necessarily resemble anything (to us, anyway) is a consistent fish-producer. The Muskrat . . .

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Video Pro Tip: Be Ready to Strip Strike!

Most anglers know that the transition from trout fishing to casting for saltwater or big-game species can be fraught with peril. The deaded “trout strike” has resulted in the loss of countless tarpon, . . .

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Podcast: Growing Up As A Hunter, with Hannah Perkins

After a bit of a break, Reid returns to the podcast to spend some time with Hannah Perkins, the most recent member of the Perkins family to join the Orvis Company. Hannah grew up in a family steeped in hunting and fishing heritage, alongside . . .

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