Heidi Adcock shows off a chunky Deschutes rainbow. Photo by Sherry Ratcliff
I can think of no better way to kick off summer than a three-day float on the lower Deschutes river, except, of course, if that trip happens to be with Deep Canyon Outfitters. The three special ladies that signed up to join me on this. . .
Judy spent Memorial Day weekend on the Madison River. Photo via Facebook
If you’re fishing on a famed Western river, don’t be surprised if something large and startling appears from upstream. No, it’s not the world’s biggest strike indicator. It’s a hot-pink RO drift boat, representing Rowing for the Cure, that’s sure to stand out from the other watercraft on the river. Now in its fourth year, the project is the. . .
Cinda Howard is Fishing Manager of Orvis Scottsdale and a fly-casting champion. Photo courtesy Cinda Howard
One of the big changes from the old OrvisNews.com to this new, redesigned site is that we did away with the Women in Fly Fishing blog and simply rolled those posts over here into Fly Fishing. This decision was based mostly on feedback that we had received from female anglers, many of whom appreciated that we were trying to call out their participation in the sport but who ultimately felt that the best way to show acceptance and respect is to treat them no differently than we do men. “Women in Fly Fishing” is now a. . .
For years, female fly fishers have complained that waders simply don’t fit them and that too many companies have used a “pink it and shrink it” strategy for creating women’s products from existing men’s versions. But with the introduction of the new Silver Sonic Convertible Top Wader, Orvis product designers have gone back to the drawing board to create a new sizing system that offers better fit and comfort for women of all shapes and. . .
We know that Dave and Amelia Jensen produce fabulous photos and videos from their annual adventures, but this one just might take the cake for both its amazing fly-fishing action and its hilarious theme. If you don’t get. . .
That is a whole lot of wild brown trout to take on a dry fly. photo by photo by Jeremy Kehrein
As demonstrated by Sam Brown’s beautiful trout we featured last week, the Hendricksons are happening on the Battenkill here in southwestern Vermont. Christine Penn—Merchandise Coordinator and Analyst for Orvis Rod and Tackle—has been putting in her time on the water, and here are the spoils of her efforts. She took the fish below. . .
The decision to teach your partner to fly fish may be more complicated than you think.
photo by Tom Rosenbauer
You know you’re dealing with a touchy subject when you have to begin with a disclaimer, but here goes: this post is not about gender. The points made here apply equally to men and women when the roles are reversed. I know several couples in which it is the female who is the passionate angler. The power dynamics are somewhat different, but the same rules apply. Okay, now that that’s out of the way. . .
Here’s a question I’ve heard a lot over the years: Is it a good idea to teach your spouse how to fly fish? In most cases, it’s a man wondering about his wife, but I know couples in which the wife is the hardcore angler, as well.