Essay: Sleeping with the Fishes


The bank of the Gaula River made a very comfortable recliner in Norway in June 2015.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Most anglers consider themselves above the petty squabbles that so often erupt in the fly-fishing community, content to let other anglers define the boundaries of the sport for. . .

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Story and Photos: Copa Returns to Montana . . . Again

In the fall of 2020, Orvis President Simon Perkins recognized that his beloved companion, Copa, was coming to the end of her days as a hunting dog. He wanted to give her a chance to return to the Montana prairies of her youth one last time, to . . .

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Story and Photos: Copa Returns to Montana . . . Again

In the fall of 2020, Orvis President Simon Perkins recognized that his beloved companion, Copa, was coming to the end of her days as a hunting dog. He wanted to give her a chance to return to the Montana prairies of her youth one last time, to . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Blowtorch Nymph

Acclaimed competition angler Devin Olsen is a big fan of nymphs that feature a bright tag. These patterns are quite popular in other parts of the world but haven’t really caught on here in the U.S. of A. Olsen created the Blowtorch during a 2014 training . . .

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Video: The Pros and Cons of Tying with Monofilament Thread

Monofilament thread is remarkably thing and strong, and it allows the colors of other materials to show through. However, mono thread can be tough to work with because it is so slippery. Here, Tim explains when that slipperiness is actually an advantage . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 10.22.21

Welcome to the latest 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. This week, we’ve got ten new videos get you you excited . . .

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