Video: How to Tie a Non-Slip Loop Knot


The loop knot allows the fly to move through a larger range.

We have featured a couple videos on tying a great non-slip loop not. These were solid, helpful videos. But nobody does how-to videos like the folks at Tightline Productions. And, . . .

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Ask the Experts: What is the Most Common Fly-Fishing Mistake?


Knowing how to cast is important, but so is knowing when to stop casting and start fishing.
Photo by Sandy Hays

while ago, we asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is: “What is the single most common mistake you see your clients make, and what can I do . . .

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How to Tie and Fish Soft Hackles for More Trout

Written by: By Andrew Grillos, Montana Angler


Soft Hackles come in a wide variety of colors and materials.
All photos courtesy Montana Angler

There are few things in fly fishing that are more satisfying than tying flies that adhere to the adage “less is more.” Soft Hackle flies are a perfect example of flies that play off simplicity, clean lines, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Leisenring Spider

In the latest how-to video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie an elegant wet fly originally created by Pennsylvania fly-fishing legend James Leisenring. As . . .

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Pro Tips: Tom’s 5 Tips for Preparing for a Bonefish Trip


If you want to improve your chances of catching bonefish, work on the required
casting and angling skills before you head to the tropics.
Photo by Sandy Hays

I’ve watched even experienced trout anglers become frustrated, angry, and even embarrassed on bonefishing trips because they weren’t ready for the wind, difficult fish spotting, and unfamiliar directions given by a guide. Just a little preparation will make your. . .

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Pro Tips: 5 Ways to Get More Hook-Ups When You’re Using Tiny Flies


Small flies have small hooks, which can make it harder to connect with fish.
Image courtesy Tightline Productions

In winter, most anglers fish some of the smallest patterns of the year: midges, tiny olives, and downsized nymphs. A small fly must be tied on a small hook, which often means you. . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.24.20

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’ve got an even dozen videos, featuring a . . .

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