Video: How to Tie-In Bucktail

Tying-in bucktail–for a Clouser Minnow or other hairwing pattern–looks pretty easy, but the results are often less-than-optimal. The wing itself may look good, but the head can be messy and the hairs can fall out. Tim has an easy solution that will make . . .

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Book Excerpt: How to Fish Streamers for Trout


This fat rainbow fell for a Bunny Streamer fished with a fast retrieve on Colorado’s Yampa River.
Photo by Jay Nichols

Streamers can be fished just like nymphs and wet flies—across-stream, upstream, and downstream. Streamers will take fish all of these ways, even dead-drifted directly . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Strip Set

Setting the hook on saltwater species–or when you’re fishing a streamer for any big fish–requires a hard strip set. The bane of saltwater guides around the world is the dread “trout set,” in which . . .

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe on Halloween

The candy is stocked, the pumpkin’s lit, that gauzy spiderweb stuff is strewn about—you’re all set for Halloween, but what about your dog? With more than $350 million spent by Americans on pet costumes every year, having fun with our pets certainly ranks near the top of the Halloween list. But pet safety should be right up there too, as this annual occasion presents a number of new or unusual challenges for our dogs, including dangerous foods and scary situations. And animal shelters see an increase in lost dog reports and an uptick in stray pet intakes the day after Halloween. Follow these simple safety tips to keep your dog safe and help him enjoy Halloween.

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Video Pro Tips: Don’t Fish for Spawning Trout

The latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, takes on an important topic in fly fishing: casting to spawning trout. Yes, it is legal in many places, but does that make it right? This is a personal decision, and as you know, Ben is not shy . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Deal with Refusals and Misses

In the tenth and final installment of their series on how to fish a spinner fall, Dave and Amelia Jensen discuss what to do if a fish refuses your fly or if you miss the strike. Sometimes, you need to change things up, while other times, you need to just . . .

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Friday Fly Fishing Film Festival 10.25.19

Welcome to the 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. It wasn’t a banner week for great video, frankly, but we . . .

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