Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.11.20

Welcome to an all-new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we feature eleven glorious productions from all . . .

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Common Questions and Answers about your Dog’s Tongue


Photo by Deborah, Valparaiso

Depending on your point of view, one of the most endearing—or off-putting—features of a dog is his tongue. Everpresent, busy, and often intrusive, a dog’s tongue can also be one of his most defining characteristics. Most of us have either owned or have been acquainted with a dog who insists on greeting us by planting slobbery ‘kisses’ on our hands and faces, or licking us incessantly to get our attention. And while it is commonly accepted wisdom that dog mouths are cleaner than human mouths, does this mean they can lick us with abandon, and without any negative health…

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Video Pro Tips: How to Time Your Fly Cast

Last year, the folks at Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, launched a new series about fly casting. In the latest episode, Brian Flechsig talks how you should think about rhythm and timing in fly casting. In fact, he even does away with the term “fly . . .

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The Best Dog Breeds for Swimming

Portuguese Water Dogs. Irish Water Spaniels. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. These dog breeds are all excellent swimmers, but having ‘water’ or a body of water referenced in your dog’s name isn’t a prerequisite for water-loving dogs. Many dog breeds and rescue dogs enjoy splashing around and swimming. And some…

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Video: How to Find Trout in a Stream

Here’s a great, short video from Minnesota Trout Unlimited that teaches the basics of trout-stream holding water. Environmental Education Specialist Evan Griggs walks through through the various kinds of trout lies–and the . . .

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Pro Tips: Bill Tapply’s Pocket-Water Secrets, Part I


Pocket water isn’t as easy to fish as pools and glides, but it can be very productive.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Written by: William G. Tapply

Here the river surges over and around boulders the size of Volkswagens. The churning whitewater roars in your ears. It buckles your knees. It wants to knock you over. Around the bend, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Franke Shiner

Floyd Franke, who passed away in 2013, had a remarkable fly-fishing resume: he co-founded the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, was a board member of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, served five years as president of . . .

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