Video: “Buffalo Brothers” in the Ozarks

About 90 percent of the media you see about fly fishing in Arkansas involves a huge dam and giant tailwater trout. Here’s a great, 11½-minute video that focuses on the “authentic Ozark . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fly Fish for Longnose Gar

Written by: Drew Price


Drew Price with his personal-best longnose gar, which measured 48 inches long.
Photo courtesy Drew Price

The first time I ever saw a longnose gar, I was a child visiting a public aquarium, and I was mesmerized by the fish’s unusual shape and elongated mouth. Lake Champlain has a . . .

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Bonus Video: Garpocalypse!

I totally forgot to include this great video from Joe Tomelleri, featuring that slimiest of fishes, the gar. Despite being the world’s preeminent illustrator of trout and salmon (as well as other freshwater species), Joe is enamored of fly fishing for the carp and other rough fish that inhabit the waters around his Kansas home. Make sure you. . .

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Photos of the Day: A Midwest Grab Bag of Steel, Gold, and Gar


Orvis product developer shows off a Lake Erie steelhead to his fishing partner.
Photo by Jim Lampros

Written by: Jim Lampros

I had the opportunity to host Orvis product developer Tim Daughton for a weekend in Cleveland earlier this month. In our discussions leading up to his visit, I mentioned to Tim that the local fishing scene was in a transition period between spring steelhead and our summer target species—smallmouths, largemouths, and. . .

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