Podcast: All About the Henry’s Fork, with Brandon Hoffner

My guest this week is Brandon Hoffner, executive director of the Henry’s Fork Foundation, and the topic is the diverse habitat and trout-fishing opportunities of this world-famous river, which has influenced so many anglers, techniques, and fly patterns . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.15.24

Welcome to the Ides of March edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we are serving up just 8 videos, but several . . .

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Pro Tips: Four Hot Tips on Tippets

One of the easiest ways to improve your presentation in your trout fishing is to pay more attention to your tippet.  It’s as important as the fly pattern you choose, and the size and length and. . .

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Classic Story: Reading Between the Lines

A few years ago, Eric Rickstad and I made plans to go to Montana in late April for the Orvis Western Guide Rendezvous. As soon as our travel plans were finalized, Eric started talking . . .

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Pro Tips: 3 Keys to Spring Fishing in Montana

Although most anglers visit Montana in the summer, spring trout action here in Big Sky Country can be terrific. During late March and April–and before snow melt really starts–Montana rivers can offer some . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Golden Retrieverish

This week’s great fly-tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to tie a simple yet effective streamer pattern based on the original Golden Retriever, created by Virginia tier Jim Finn. Like the original Woolly Bugger, Finn’s fly . . .

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Video: How to Make Distribution Wraps

Some patterns, such as the Bird’s Nest, call for hackle fibers all the way around the body, which can be a pain. But Tim has a great trick that makes the process ridiculously easy. It’s all in how you prepare the feather and then tie it in. Try it out, and your . . .

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Meet the Nominees for the 2024 Orvis Endorsed Awards!

This will be the thirty-ninth year that the Orvis Company will recognize excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides (ELOG) program. The winners of this year’s coveted awards will be announced at a . . .

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