Video Pro Tips: How to Use Floatant Properly

In this video, Ben Sittig offers some valuable advice about how to use floatant and dry shake in a two-part system to keep your flies high and dry on the water for as long as possible. Use one, then the other until . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 03.10.21

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How Do Trout See, Hear, and Smell?

The topic of how a trout’s senses should inform the way we fish for them is common among anglers, and this video does a great job offering a primer on how a trout experiences its surroundings. Once you understand all the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Dark Hendrickson Wet Fly

The Dark Hendrickson Wet is a great all-around pattern for springtime fishing, or at any time that there are dark mayflies available to trout. The pattern is production fished on a traditional wet-fly swing, dead-drifted, or . . .

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Pro Tips: An Introduction to Trout-Spey Fishing

Written by: Andrew Grillos, Montana Angler Fly Fishing

Sometimes, big water calls for a way to cover more water.
Photos by Andrew Grillos

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 . . .

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Video: How Nymphs Drift Underwater

When you’re tying nymphs patterns, you might think that where you add the weight makes a huge difference in how the fly is oriented when it drifts downstream. As Tim explains here, almost all nymphs end up drifting . . .

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11 Questions with Two of the Orvis Women Behind 50/50 on the Water

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips

Christine Atkins (left) and Jackie Kutzer are the faces of the new Orvis-led initiative, and they’re responsible for much of the heavy lifting, as well.
Photo by Kami Swingle, TwoFisted Heart Productions, via

Last year, The Orvis Company launched 50/50 on the Water, an aggressive initiative to introduce more women to the sport we love and to promote those already making a mark in the fly . . .

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