Video: Everything You Need to Know to Fish the Bighorn


Galletta says that many anglers overlook the killer terrestrial fishing on the Bighorn.

Have you dreamed of fishing the famed Bighorn River in Montana? If you’re not from Big Sky country, traveling there to fish can be intimidating. How do you know what to expect the. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Clean Your Fly Rod

My friend Harry Murray—of Murray’s Fly Shop in Edinburg, Virginia—has posted a bunch of how-to videos recently. In this one, he talks about how he cleans his fly rods at the end of. . .

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Podcast: “Simon Says,” A Guide to Guides


Simon Perkins with a Battenkill brown, which ate a dry fly.
Photo by Andrew Pierce

This week, I interview Simon Perkins, youngest member of the Perkins family (the owners of Orvis) who works at the company. Simon is in charge of our travel, schools, hunting, and. . .

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Classic Pro Tip: 8 Essential Flies for Winter Fishing

Written by: The staff of Freestone Outfitters


Just a handful of staple patterns will get the job done during the winter months.

We are very fortunate in Colorado that we have the opportunity to fish 365 days a year. And though we are now in December and it’s probably time to put away that Hopper box until next summer, don’t think that there aren’t plenty of fishing opportunities throughout the. . .

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Tuesday Tip: How to Shoot Line at the End of a Cast

Welcome to another installment of “Ask an Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructor,” with me, Peter Kutzer. In this episode, I demonstrate how to shoot line at the end of a cast. Sometimes, the fish are just beyond your normal casting range, and you. . .

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Talk Leaders With Tom Rosenbauer

Choosing the right fly tackle can often be intimidating and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. This week Tom will offer tips and take your questions on all things leaders. . .

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