How a Double-Indicator Rig Can Help You Mend Better

Written by: Patrick Blackdale, Three Rivers Resort


A two-indicator rig can help an angler learn when he or she needs to mend.
Photo by Patrick Blackdale

As a fly-fishing guide, I teach clients to fish nymphs under an indicator much of the year. A constant challenge is how to eliminate micro-drag from the leader without having to constantly remind the clients to mend. The double indicator system has . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Flies for Winter Tailwaters

any people are surprised when I mention I’m a year-round fly fishing guide up in Colorado’s high country. Sure, fishing in -15° can get cold, and snow blowing in your face presents challenges. But fish are still hungry and tailwaters are still flowing, . . .

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Don’t Miss the 50/50 on the Water Film Tour

The 50/50 on the Water Film Tour is a family-friendly night of female focused fly-fishing films. You’ll leave the event inspired and energized by the 90+ minutes of storytelling, which highlights anglers and fisheries from around . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for Redfish

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver are adding a twist to their “Five Flies” videos by doing some that are species-specific, rather than month-specific. In the latest installment, Ivan Orsic and Alec Gerbec run . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.31.20

Welcome to another 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 feature . . .

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Classic Podcast: Becoming a Fishing Guide, with Mike Dawkins


Mike Dawkins is all smiles as he cradles a fish of a lifetime on Patagonia’s Rividavia.
Photo courtesy Mike Dawkins

“How do I become a guide?” “Should I get a job as a guide?” “How do I train to be a fishing guide?” “What skills do I need?” I get these questions all the time on podcast requests, and because . . .

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