#MomentofChill 12.19.19: Supreme Confidence

Although large brown trout feed mostly on baitfish and insect larvae, they will come to the surface when there is a sizable insect hatch. You can tell how confident this fish is by the way it stays near the. . .

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Pro Tips: An Angler’s Guide to Argentina

Written by: Jeremy Kehrein, Sporting Travel Program Manager for Orvis Adventures


An angler casts on Rio Malleo, as the volcano Lanin looms in the background.
Photo courtesy San Huberto Lodge

Asked to create a hierarchy of fly-fishing dream destinations, many anglers would put Argentina up at the top. Since the late 1950s, when Joe Brooks first wrote about the rivers of Patagonia in. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Hare’s Ear Wet Fly

The latest how-to video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is focused on a truly classic pattern, one that’s been around for well over a century. What trips up many tiers is making the matched pair of wings. Tim walks you through his process for . . .

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Orvis Dog-Training Tips, Episode 3: Training Equipment

In this episode, Ronnie and Susanna discuss the specific equipment that they like to use for training–and they explain the benefits of each. From the flat-leather collar with a D-ring to the Smith family’s signature Wonder Lead, the equipment they use is . . .

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#MomentofChill 12.18.19: Brown-Bear Pool Party

Today’s #momentofchill is from Cory Luoma of Fly Out Media, featuring some Alaskan brown bears enjoying a dip on a sunny day. Notice the sockeye salmon breaking the surface in the foreground, and don’t you . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 12.17.19

The Roadless Rule has been instrumental in conserving Alaska’s Chugach and Tongass National Forests and growing the economy of the state for almost 20 years. Tell the U.S. Forest Service that you want to see important areas for fish and wildlife on . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Blood Knot or Triple Surgeon’s Knot?

The debate over the relative values and strengths of the blood knot and the triple surgeon’s knot has raged for decades. Both knots are designed to connect two pieces of monofilament–when building a leader or adding a tippet–but blood-knot evangelists . . .

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Video: How to Make Hare’s-Ear Dubbing

This week, Tim shows you how to make two kinds of hare’s-ear dubbing–one for abdomens and one for thoraxes. He shows you which parts of the hare’s mask to cut from and the how to blend the different kinds of hairs. You may never want to buy . . .

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#MomentofChill: First Snow

Today’s #MomentofChill video comes from Trey Mullen of Brush Creek Ranch and One Reel Media House, and it features two gorgeous pups experiencing their first snow. They don’t know why, but it feels like home. . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Cast in the Wind

The latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, is all about the fly-caster’s nemesis–the wind. How many times have you been frustrated by wind that won’t allow you to put your fly where you want it to go, or even worse, put your fly . . .

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