Wednesday Wake-Up Call 01.27.21

Back in November, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ announced its decision to deny a permit for the proposed Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, the coalition that had fought for more than a . . .

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Video: How To Make a Raised, Cross-Body Reach Cast

When you find a trout holding tight to the same bank you’re on, the presentation can be difficult. Of course, you could head downstream, cross, and approach the fish from the opposite bank, but this is not always possible or . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Lightning Bug

In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim shows you how to tie a Lightning Bug, offering a few tying tricks along the way. As usual, Tim’s goal is maximum efficiency in making sure each material stays in its place. The . . .

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Podcast: You Get What You Pay For

Reid and Orvis Gunroom Manager Greg Carpiniello, a podcast regular, sit down to address a couple of questions posed by listeners. Specifically, the duo address, or perhaps defend, the cost of a decent double gun. With the hope of . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Rig for Jigging Streamers

In cold water, trout are often less aggressive and therefore less likely to chase down a streamer stripped quickly across the current. This is a great time to jig streamers instead, and George Daniel of Livin’ on the Fly has spent a lot of . . .

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Video: How to Make Half-Hitches with Your Tying Scissors

Lots of fly tiers like to use half-hitch knots to save their work or to finish off the fly’s head. As usual, Tim has a better, faster way to do this, which will be especially useful for those tiers who like to keep their scissors in their . . .

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Book Excerpt: Why Fly Design is So Important

A lot of people approach tying from an aesthetic point of view, paying more attention to what the fly looks like as opposed to how it will behave or fish. We’re pattern-orientated, as opposed to being purpose-orientated, and in . . .

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