Ask the Experts: What’s the Most Underrated Game Fish?

Fly anglers are pursuing a greater variety of species than ever before, but old prejudices die hard, which means that some fish are still held in much higher regard than others. We asked a selection of Orvis-endorsed guides to name the fish they believe is . . .

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Ask the Experts: How Do You Attach the Second Fly in a Tandem Rig?


Tying the dropper to the hook bend of the top fly is the most common method for creating a tandem rig.
Photo by Phil Monahan

For our “Ask the Experts” Column , we ask you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is: “How do you attach the second fly in a tandem rig: to the hook bend of the top fly, to the hook eye of the top fly, . . .”

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Ask the Experts: How Do You Approach a New Water?

Fishing in new places can be a bit daunting, but expanding your repertoire is a great way to develop skill and to help ease overcrowding in popular areas. We asked a selection of Orvis-endorsed guides how they like to approach new water, hoping . . .

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Ask the Experts: 3 Rules of Skiff Etiquette

Fly fishing from a skiff can be challenging, even when you’re doing everything right. Success requires constant coordination between angler and guide, which can be especially difficult if you don’t have much practice. Compounding the challenge is . . .

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Ask the Experts: What is the Most Common Fly-Fishing Mistake?


Knowing how to cast is important, but so is knowing when to stop casting and start fishing.
Photo by Sandy Hays

while ago, we asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is: “What is the single most common mistake you see your clients make, and what can I do . . .

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Ask the Experts: When to Stay vs. When to Move

We’ve all experienced it: sometimes the trout just stop biting. Maybe they were active earlier in the day and are resting now; or they’re focused on a different food source; or maybe they’ve moved to an entirely different location. The only certainty is, . . .

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