Master Class Monday: How to Avoid Micro-Drag

Drag on a dry fly or nymph can be insidious, causing you to get more refusals, misses, and bad hook sets. Sometimes, this drag is barely visible to the fly fisher, either on a floating dry fly or on an indicator when nymph fishing. But it can be enough to . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.03.20

Welcome to the first 2020 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’ve got sixteen glorious productions that will . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Set the Hook


The classic “trout set” involves simpy raising your rod tip to the sky to come tight to the fish.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Most fish lost in fly-fishing are lost either at the moment you strike or when you attempt to land them. Playing a fish on a fly rod is a relatively simple matter of making the fish work against. . .

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Video: Amazing Tarpon and Permit in Belize

Here’s the fifth installment of the “Buffet Series” from Gilbert Rowley and Phil Tuttle, in which they head to El Pescador–on Ambergris Caye in Belize–to chase tarpon and permit. There are plenty of incredible leaps, underwater shots, and . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Zelon Musk Midge

Whipping up a tiny midge pattern seems daunting to many tiers, but a minuscule fly doesn’t need to be difficult. The Zelon Musk Midge uses just two materials, and it doesn’t require any fussy . . .

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Video: Helping Dogs Live Their Best Lives . . With Us

Video: Helping Dogs Live Their Best Lives . . With Us
AuthorPhil MonahanPosted onDecember 31, 2019CategoriesUncategorized
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How was your New Year’s Eve? DO you need to just spend some time on the couch today? Well, you’re in luck: This evening at 6 p.m., Animal Planet is running the AKC National Championship Dog Show. The three-hour televised broadcast will . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Break Down and Put Away Your Fly Rod

This is the time of year when many folks are trying out the fly rods they got for Christmas. Yesterday, Pete Kutzer showed you how to set up your fly rod. Here, he demonstrates the process for putting it away at the end of a casting or fishing session. By . . .

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