Video: How to Tie a Surgeon’s Knot with Cold Hands

We’ve all been there: you’re out on the river on a cold day, and you need to add tippet to your leader. Problem is, your fingers simply don’t work right when they’re chilled. Here’s a neat little tip from Greenhorn Flyhorn that will help. He shows you . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: 03.20.24

We are in the fourth week of discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, and there are worrying signs for the effects on the estuaries on both coasts of Florida. We’ve already seen the blue water turn brown and . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Danger Baby Nymph

Theo “Gold Bead” Bakelaar is a Dutch tier often credited with popularizing beads in fly tying. In the late 1980s, Theo introduced his Gold Bead series in the U.S., and prominent figures such as Tom Rosenbauer immediately saw . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Net a Fish by Yourself

When you’re fishing alone and you’ve got a good fish on the line, getting it in the net is the final challenge–and one that many anglers struggle with. How many times have you heard a fishing buddy say he “lost it at the net”? In this short, helpful . . .

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Video: How to Wrap Wire Weight Without Waste

In this great video, Tim shows you how he wraps lead-free wire on the hook shank without wasting any. Plus, his method allows you to create a tapered body on the fly and lock a bead into place. Once you learn this technique, you’ll never fumble with . . .

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The Trip, Day 18: Exploring Chile

The heavy rains and winds today made dry-fly fishing a bit unrealistic, but it provided an opportunity to organize photos, artwork, videos, and time to consider how fortunate we are to be on this adventure. We still have a long way to go on . . .

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Podcast: All About the Henry’s Fork, with Brandon Hoffner

My guest this week is Brandon Hoffner, executive director of the Henry’s Fork Foundation, and the topic is the diverse habitat and trout-fishing opportunities of this world-famous river, which has influenced so many anglers, techniques, and fly patterns . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.15.24

Welcome to the Ides of March edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we are serving up just 8 videos, but several . . .

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Pro Tips: Four Hot Tips on Tippets

One of the easiest ways to improve your presentation in your trout fishing is to pay more attention to your tippet.  It’s as important as the fly pattern you choose, and the size and length and. . .

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Classic Story: Reading Between the Lines

A few years ago, Eric Rickstad and I made plans to go to Montana in late April for the Orvis Western Guide Rendezvous. As soon as our travel plans were finalized, Eric started talking . . .

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