Recently, 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. . .
If you’re used to catching trout, coming tight to a steelhead can be an intimidating experience. In this how-to video, Dan Pribanic of Chagrin River Outfitters offers some help full tips to help you do the right things, . . .
Written by: George Daniel
Just because you can’t see the fish refusing your nymph doesn’t mean they aren’t there.Photo by George Daniel
While watching Horton Hears a Who with my kid, I was reminded of the difference in tactical approach between a nympher blindly fishing a run and a dry-fly angler targeting a rising fish. In the latter situation, the angler can see a target, but the . . .
In this week’s Master Class Monday, Dave Jensen argues that fly-fishing videos often paint a rosy picture of what it takes to catch a big, wily brown trout. So he and Amelia proceed to show us . . .
Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips
This gorgeous Driftless Area brook trout fell for a Turkey Leech.
Photo by Kip Vieth
As the snow melts and the spring creeks of the Driftless Area start to settle down, every fly angler in or near this unique region starts to twitch. Spring fever is at a fever pitch, and fly fishers are. . .
Ed Ward is a legend in the Spey- and Skagit-casting world, and here he explains the key to making good dynamic roll casts with a single-hand rod. According to Ward, you need to lock your casting elbow in place to keep the pivot point “in the box”–that is, in the same position through the sweep … Continue reading “Video Pro Tips: Staying “In the Box” for Single-Hand Spey or Skagit Casting”
Ever have a day when you know trout are in a river but you can’t interest them? Watch as Dave Jensen cycles through a number of options to try to figure out what kind of presentation will . . .
New Zealand-based On the Fly Productions—husband-and-wife team Carl McNeil and Jeanie Ackley—released “Casts that Catch Fish” a few years ago, fundamentally changing the way. . .
Knowing which bugs are likely to hatch can give you an an advantage on the water.
Photo by Patrick Fulkrod
Last year, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is: “What . . .
Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop
The later sunlight is a great time to catch trout on nymphs.
Photo by John Way
The January thaw this time of year makes everyone think winter is nearly over and gets the juices flowing for spring fishing. If you need to scratch the itch and get out on the great waters of . . .