Video: How to Tie the Bully Bluegill Spider

The Bully Bluegill Spider is the creation of fly tier Terry Wilson, and it was first introduced to the wider community in the 1999 book that Terry wrote with his wife, Roxanne, Bluegill Fly. . .

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Warmwater Tips: Bass Go Ga-Ga for Gurglers

Written by: Preston Ailor

The Gurgler provided just the right action and commotion to draw strikes.
Photos by Preston Ailor

I have a problem. I look through fly-fishing magazines and catalogs the same way teenage boys look at Kardashians’ Instagram accounts. One day, looking through the Orvis fly catalog, I . . .

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Long vs. Short Dog Leashes: How to Choose

Your dog’s leash—long or short—influences the daily rhythm of your life with him. Whether walking your dog is peaceful, controlled, or unruly depends, at least in part, on the length of his leash (when paired with a proper dog collar). In certain scenarios and with particular dogs a short or standard-length leash is your best bet, but in other situations, you and your dog will appreciate the freedom of a long leash. Either way, leashes help protect your dog and other dogs from unexpected encounters. Here’s the long and the short of it:

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.30.21

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. . . .

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Video: Casting a Dry Fly Upstream vs Downstream

One of the best things about summertime fishing is that you can often throw dry flies all day long. As you work a stretch of river, you may alternate between casting upstream, to cover the head of a pool, to . . .

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Video: How to Debarb Hooks Before You Tie

If you like to fish barbless–the value of which is a debate for another day–you’ll find it’s much easier to do a good job mashing the hook barb before you tie the fly. That way, no materials are in the way, and you’re not trying to do . . .

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