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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My Favorite Easy Leech Pattern

Leeches are an important food source for all things “fishy,” and most fly fishers have a go-to leech imitation that they know will produce. My favorite leech pattern has always been a very basic Mohair Leech because it’s simple to tie and fishes well. . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Read the Water Around Bridges

Today’s Master Class Monday video by Dave and Amelia Jensen is the first installment in an 11-part series on how to read trout water. Here, Dave focuses on the straight stretches of river found near bridges. He shows you how to identify the best . . .

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2021 Best Big Cities for Outdoorsy Dog Owners

New York City makes the list as the 8th Best City for Outdoorsy Dog Owners and Their Dogs. Photo: Linh Nguyen via Flickr

Louisville, San Francisco and neighbor, Oakland, took the top three spots on our roundup of the Best 100 Cities for Outdoorsy Dog Owners rankings, which compares the number of dog parks and the distance to the nearest state park for the 100 largest cities in the United States.

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.14.21

Welcome to an all new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Every week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. . . .

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Video Pro Tips: 4 Flies That Will Work Anywhere

Many fly fishers carry around way more flies than they’ll ever need for a single trip, and there’s always interest in ways to lighten the load. If you had a few flies that you could always count on, you wouldn’t have to pack so many boxes, right?

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Video: How to Tie the Dedeaux Snake

Here’s another “guide-fly” lesson from Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides. (Or, as he calls them, “super easy to tie, down and dirty, quick and easy, fish-catching guide flies.”) As Alvin says, he doesn’t want to create flies that are complicated or take a long time . . .

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