Video: How to Create a Brighter Floss Body

In this video, Tim explains why floss often looks darker on the hook shank than it does on the spool–especially if it’s tied on a black hook–and then demonstrates how you can overcome this problem. The key is to lay down a base of white before you . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.18.22

Welcome to the another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we’ve got ten gorgeous productions that . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Timbit Nymph

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has developed a fascination with patterns that feature a drop bead, which causes a pattern to ride hook-point-up in the water. These flies may look strange, with their slightly misshapen heads, but they perform well . . .

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Tackle Tune-Up: Wader Care & Repair

Few things ruin a fishing day like leaky waders, especially in spring when water temperatures are low. Orvis Grand Rapids Fishing Manager Trent Jackson and associate Paige Downing share . . .

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Tackle Tune-Up: Fly Line Maintenance

Over the course of a season, your fly line can collect dirt and grime, which make the line more difficult to cast and less likely to float well. Before you get out on the water this year, take the time to clean your fly line. Orvis Grand . . .

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Video: How to Catch Pike and Musky on a Fly

Catching a big pike or musky on a fly is considered by many to be one of the best experiences you can have with a fly rod. These fish are super aggressive, and their strikes are often vicious and explosive. In this . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.11.22

Welcome to the another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we offer up eleven cool productions, mostly . . .

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Tackle Tune-Up: Reels

Over the course of a long season, your reel can pick up some dirt and grit, which can hinder its performance. Orvis Grand Rapids Fishing Manager Trent Jackson and associate Paige . . .

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Video: How to Attach Fly Line to the Backing on a Reel

As with many things in fly fishing, there are multiple ways to attach fly line and backing on a fly reel, and I enjoy learning the different methods that experts use. Previously, we’ve featured the Albright Knot, which is especially useful if your fly line . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Drop-Bead Red Dart

Lance Egan is a well-known competition angler and fly tier from Utah. His well-known patterns include the Frenchie, the Rainbow Warrior, and the Red Dart. A couple years ago, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie . . .

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