Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.14.21

Welcome to an all new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Every week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. . . .

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Video Pro Tips: 4 Flies That Will Work Anywhere

Many fly fishers carry around way more flies than they’ll ever need for a single trip, and there’s always interest in ways to lighten the load. If you had a few flies that you could always count on, you wouldn’t have to pack so many boxes, right?

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Master Class Monday: How to Avoid Micro-Drag

Drag on a dry fly or nymph can be insidious, causing you to get more refusals, misses, and bad hook sets. Sometimes, this drag is barely visible to the fly fisher, either on a floating dry fly or on an indicator when nymph fishing. But it can be enough to . . .

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Videos: Patterns to Match the Mayfly Life Cycle

Written by: Pete Shanafelt, Bighorn Angler


A “mixed bag” of spring nymphs for fishing the Bighorn.
Photo courtesy Bighorn Angler

Sorting through the many mayfly fly patterns on the market today can be confusing, as there are a plethora of “bin appeal” patterns and not so many with real “trout appeal.” The patterns listed. . .

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Video: How to Create a Polypropylene Post

This week, Tim demonstrates a simple method for creating a parachute post out of polypropylene yard. You want your post to stand straight upward and not move on the hook shank, so Tim uses an ingenious technique that involves . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.30.21

This week, we’ve got a baker’s dozen videos that will take you to four continents to fish for some amazing game fish. Plus, there’s plenty of sweet, homegrown action for trout, tarpon, and . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Fish a Spinner Fall, Introduction

Spinner falls present anglers with wonderful opportunities to catch rising trout, but these egg-layer events can also offer plenty of challenges. The flies are tiny, the light is usually love, the presentations can be difficult, and so on. In this great episode of . . .

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