Wednesday Wake-Up Call 03.04.20

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a weekly roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. With both Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Wednesdays, it’s been a few weeks. Working with . . .

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5 Tips for Preparing Your Lines and Reels for a New Season

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.


Spend a few minutes giving your reel and line a tune-up. . .or you might live to regret it.
Photo by Tim Linehan

Recently, I was going through gear in preparation for my first guide trip of the season. As I started pulling line off a reel, I immediately noticed two things. First, the line was filthy and instead of. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Intruder Leech

In this great video, Tim walks you through the process of tying an Intruder-style Mini Leech. While the pattern may look complicated, none of the steps to create it is particularly difficult, and Tim’s instructions are easy to follow . . .

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Pro Tips: Lighten Up to Catch More Trout

I have a confession to make: I write these articles to self-medicate. I share all the mistakes and troubles I have on the water to provide countless examples of what I hope is our collective suffering. One recent experience . . .

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Classic Video Tuesday Tip: Using Different Casting Angles

Welcome to another installment of “Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor,” starring our own Peter Kutzer, who works at the Manchester, Vermont, Fly Fishing School. In the video below, he answers a question from blog reader “griffjc,” who wrote, . . .

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Video: Why You Should Use Antron in Fly Tying

As part of his “Magic Materials” series, Tim discusses why he loves tying with Antron so much. The combination of shimmer and translucence mimic the appearance of living aquatic insects. In both yarn and dubbing form, Antron can add a lifelike touch . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.28.20

Welcome to the latest 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’ve got fourteen great videos that will take you from American home waters to some of the . . .

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