The author increased his success with streamers by watching a skilled bait fisherman, his father-in-law. Photo via Instagram
The concept of neutral buoyancy is something we all learned in high school. However, it wasn’t until I began streamer fishing in my late teens that I found a practical use for this concept. In short, . . .
A fun and effective method of trout fishing is the down-and-across streamer or wet fly swing, and the popularity of trout-Spey fishing in Montana has grown exponentially over the last few years. The simplicity of spending a . . .
The end of summer can be bittersweet for anglers, so to ensure that we make the most of the late season, we launched the “20 Days in September” Photo Contest back in 2015. The contest has grown every year, and participants have . . .
One of the more frustrating things that can happen at the fly-tying vise is when materials won’t stay in place on the hook shank. Slippery hair, such as deer or elk, and dumbbell eyes have a nasty tendency to spin around the . . .
For more than a decade, anglers, hunters, nature-lovers, and conservationists have argued that the proposed Pebble Mine would present a clear and present danger to the unique ecosystem of Bristol Bay, which supports the . . .
It’s Trico time again on the Bighorn River, and it seems that each year, the hatch gets longer and longer. Tricos are an incredibly fun dry flies to fish, especially on rivers like the Bighorn that . . .
Welcome to an all-new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we present an even dozen videos that are mostly . . .
Whether a dog breed is ‘large’ depends on whom you ask: Dog owners and non-dog owners may have differing opinions, and a veterinarian could offer up another suggestion entirely. But generally, a dog is considered large if he weighs more than 55 pounds. Height-wise, most people consider a dog taller than 20 inches at the shoulder to be large, but height and weight don’t always match up—some hefty breeds are short…
This week, I interview Orvis-endorsed guide Jay Aylward, a largemouth-bass-on-the-fly fanatic, about how to find and catch these great warmwater game fish. Jay is especially interested in trophy bass, and he has plenty of great tips and tactics for landing . . .