Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.28.12

Welcome to another edition of the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection offers a bunch of different locations, covering almost all the continents. But the real story here is the rise of the short video. Oftentimes, when I’m doing my searches to choose the videos for the F5, I wonder why. . .

Read More

Photo of the Day: Stefan’s Atlantic Salmon


Stefan Ågren cradles a lovely Atlantic salmon from a Swedish river on its way to recovery.

photo courtesy Stefan Ågren

Our Scandinavian friend, Stefan, from sent us this great picture along with a note:

I caught and released this female salmon about 250 kilometers upstream in one of Sweden’s last remaining wild salmon rivers, the mighty Vindelälven. (Click here for a video from the river.) For all the rivers that enter the Baltic Sea, stocks have been. . .

Read More

Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.21.12

Welcome to another edition of the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection is being posted on what was supposed to be the end of the world, according to some Mayan calendar or something. Well, we’re still here. However, massive winds at the Home Office meant that we were. . .

Read More

Tuesday Tip: How to Communicate with Your Guide

See All Orvis Learning Center Fly Fishing Video Lessons

When you’re standing on the bow of a flats boat, things can happen pretty fast. One of the keys to success is good communication with your guide. Because he (or she) is better trained and has a higher vantage point, he’s probably going to see the fish before you, which means that he has to explain to you where to look and where to cast. By establishing good rules at the beginning of the day, you can ensure that you’re both on the same page when it’s time to leap into action.

Click here for the full “Saltwater Flats” chapter on the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center.

Read More

Ultimate Upland Chaps: “Our wingshooting guides wear them in the field daily.”

Highland Hills

The crew at highland Hills Ranch, in Condon, Oregon, hunts long and hard
during the season, and they love the Ultimate Upland Chaps.

photo courtesy Highland Hills Ranch

Here at Highland Hills Ranch, we are constantly recommending the Orvis Ultimate Upland Chaps to our guests. Our wingshooting guides can be found wearing them in the field daily. The waterproof feature makes them great when walking through the early morning dew and prevents wet pant legs for the rest of the day. Our guides appreciate the lightweight yet durable construction that makes these chaps a “go to” item for them. Another feature that we love is they are breathable yet waterproof, unlike so many others. The wash-and-wear factor makes them easy to clean and maintain. This year, a couple of the guides finally “retired” theirs after 3 years of very heavy use! It is common for us to re-stock our pro shop several times each season with these chaps, due to their popularity.

Click here to learn more and see a video about the Ultimate Upland Chaps.

Read More

How to Fly Fish: The Basic Back Cast

In the last installment of “Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor,” we dealt with the “ready position” and casting from the bow of a boat. In this week’s video, we’ll deal with something much more basic: Making a good backcast. For some anglers, the backcast is somewhat of a mystery, since it happens behind the caster. You’ll often hear casters talking about how they “feel” the. . .

Read More