Don’t Miss These Fall Fly-Fishing Facebook Live Events!

October is our annual Fall Orvis Days celebration, and each Thursday evening of the month, there will be a Facebook Live event featuring a different host and guest discussing time-tested fall techniques that will help you catch more trout. You can find . . .

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Pro Tips: How Close Should You Get to a Rising Trout?

Okay, so you’ve spotted a rising fish. You should probably start casting to it immediately, before it stops rising, right? No. First, you should think about how you should position yourself to get the best presentation. One thing that . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Fish a Short Run with a Long Rod

Do you like to “huck mega” as soon as you get out on the water with your two-hander? Then you may be missing your best chance at a fish according to guide Stuart Warren of Ashland Fly Shop. In this great video, he explains the value of starting short . . .

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Podcast: The Ultimate Wet-Fly Podcast, with Davy Wotton

This week, my guest is Davy Wotton, who is originally from Wales but now lives and guides on the White River in Arkansas. I get frequent questions about swinging soft hackles and wet flies, a technique that I am not the best at, so I brought in the . . .

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Tom Rosenbauer on Where to Find Trout in a River


Here is a stretch of fast water, and the places you might expect to find trout during a hatch. Trout 1 and 5 have moved into slower, shallower water and will probably rest and hide in deeper water when not actively feeding. Trout 2 and 4 are in small, bowl-like depressions of slightly slower water. Trout 3 is in a cushion in front of the large rock, and trout 6 is in a cushion between two submerged rocks.
Photos by Tom Rosenbauer

I would predict that less than half of any river holds trout that are more than six inches long. Water in which trout will respond to insect hatches comprises perhaps a quarter of all fish-holding water . . .

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Tuesday Tips: Top 4 Dry Flies for Fall


Fall dry-fly fishing can be very productive.
Photo by Dave Jensen

The shorter days and crisper nights of fall turn the thoughts of many fly fishers to hunting trophy trout with streamers, but that doesn’t mean you should put away the 4-weight rod, floating. . .

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Classic Podcast: Joe Humphreys and the Fountain of Youth

This week, I interview one of my fly-fishing heroes, Joe Humphreys. He’s been an innovative angler all his life (he was “Euro-nymphing” before the Europeans), but even more impressive is his love of life and fly fishing, and his energy on the river . . .

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