Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.06.20

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which 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 . . .

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When Will My Dog Stop Growing?

Like people, dogs grow on their own schedules. Each dog’s schedule is determined by his genetics, health, and nutrition. A pup destined to be small might be done at 6 months, while a large dog might grow for two years. And some dog parts grow (or regrow) throughout…

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How a Dog Crate Helps with Potty Training and More

When left out on their own, puppies can get in a lot of trouble. These unsupervised moments allow the puppy to chew on clothing and furniture or to have an accident inside. Unfortunately, when our pup gets into this kind of . . .

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Pro Tips: Keys to a Successful First Bonefish Trip

Anyone who reads fly-fishing magazines and websites knows that the bonefish is one of the real prestige species for saltwater anglers, but, despite the fact that I edited one of those magazines, I’d never even seen a bonefish in . . .

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Pro Tips: Slap That Cougar

This gorgeous brown fell to a slapped-down streamer in the high, muddy water of spring.
Photos by George Daniel

When you’re streamer fishing in high and off-color water, the rules of “gentle” trout presentations go out the door. Trout, like other fish, possess a repertoire of senses for feeding. In clear water, trout may use sight (just one . . .

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Holiday Fun and Games, with Hilary Hutcheson

As one of the more recognizable faces in fly fishing, Orvis ambassador Hilary Hutcheson normally lives a peripatetic lifestyle, traveling around the country giving presentations on climate change, hosting events, and fishing . . .

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Chasing Big Fish with Dragon Tails

About four years ago, Capt. David Mangum was accompanying his crafts-obsessed six-year-old daughter on their weekly trip to the local Michael’s store, when something caught his eye. The Squirmle is a tapered-chenille “magical pet,” with two eyes glued . . .

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Classic Story and Photos: How Fly Fishing Changed My Life

Written by: Josh Diller


Fly fishing has led Josh Diller far away from the self-destructive path he was on.
Photo by John Bundy

I grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and I enjoyed fishing, hunting, and roaming the fields when I was younger. As I got older, however, I fell into the. . .

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Tom Rosenbauer on How to Fish Streamers for Trout


This fat rainbow fell for a Bunny Streamer fished with a fast retrieve on Colorado’s Yampa River.
Photo by Jay Nichols

Streamers can be fished just like nymphs and wet flies—across-stream, upstream, and downstream. Streamers will take fish all of these ways, even dead-drifted directly . . .

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