Video: How to Create a Fast Pheasant Tail Body

This week, Tim shows you how to make a fast (or “phast”) body on a Pheasant Tail Nymph. If you’re planning to tie a bunch of these great patterns, speeding-up the process can be a big help. The key is having . . .

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Orvis Guide to Euro-Nymphing, Part 1: Overview

In the first video in our seven-part series on Euro-nymphing, Tom Rosenbauer and George Daniel discuss the basics of the technique and what separates Euro-nymphing from standard nymphing with a strike indicator. George explains . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 06.04.21

Welcome to an all new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! This week, we’ve got eleven great productions, with a focus on down-home fishing, rather than exotic . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Subsurface Flies for Largemouth Bass

Written by: Alvin Dedeaux, All Water Guides


Subsurface patterns, such as this crawfish, will take bass when they’re not willing to eat bugs on top.
Photo courtesy All Water Guides

Just like trout, largemouth bass spend most of their time feeding below the surface. And as most people would agree that catching trout on dry flies is more exciting, watching a bass explode on . . .

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Pro Tips: Keep Terrestrials Riding Low

One of the reasons that fly fishers love casting terrestrials is that these patterns are usually really easy to see on the water–compared to, say, a size 20 Blue-winged Olive. And one of the . . .

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