We are so accustomed to watching the brilliant tying videos from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions
every Wednesday that it’s easy to forget what a twisted sense of humor the man has. (Anyone remember his proctologically inspired “Why I Need a Sling Pack
” video?) Well, this week’s tip features. . .
Yesterday, someone posted this question to the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook page: “Hey guys, do I really need 8 feet of combined leader and tippet line?” Newer anglers are often not sure how long their leader should be for a specific situation, so. . .
The double haul is probably one of the more misunderstood casts in all of fly fishing, in two ways. First, many anglers believe that the double haul is too difficult to learn, that it requires some mystical. . .
There are certain processes in fly fishing that seem obvious and self-evident, but then you learn that there’s a better, more effective way to do it. In this video, Steve Galletta of Bighorn Angler—on the Bighorn River in. . .
The Davy Knot (bottom) is considerably less obtrusive than the standard Clinch Knot.
Last October, we posted a video on tying the Davy Knot by my friend Zach Matthews. With all due respect to Zach, the folks at Tightline productions have got higher. . .
Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions knows about more than fly tying. Although we love posting his step-by-step tying videos every Wednesday, we are equally excited about. . .
Written by: Jason Peak, River to Ridgeline
Selfie with a fish that was out of the water for about 20 seconds, taken with the SLR set-up shown below.
All photos by Jason Peak
[Editor’s note: A couple weeks ago, we launched a raucous debate when we posted Will Long’s how-to article about. . .
Here are a couple of quick-and-dirty videos, from the Fly Fishing Knots
page on the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center
, that explain how to make a loop at the end of a piece of monofilament or fluorocarbon, for when you need to create a loop-to-loop connectionfor instance, when you want to attach a leader to. . .
Using the clock face as a guide helps you quickly find your target.
When you’re standing on the bow of a flats boat, things can happen pretty fast. One of the keys to success is good communication with your guide. Because he (or she) is better trained and has a. . .