A couple of years ago, during the holidays, I scratched out a sketch of a fly that I thought might be a fun tie for the Christmas season. The first few Santas to come off the vise were so hideous . . .Read More
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How to Tie Steve Cobb’s Thanksgiving Turkey Fly
Steve Cobb’s Santa Fly has been a favorite on this blog for a few years now, and he was kind enough to show us how to tie it a couple years ago. That post was such a big hit that I asked . . .Read More
Awesome Honorable-Mention Flies from Our Spring Orvis Days Contest
Last month, we launched our Spring Orvis Days Fly-Tying Contest, and the response was fantastic. Competition was fierce, and the three winners are great, fish-catching patterns. But there were three other patterns that didn’t make the final cut but . . .Read More
Announcing the Winners in our Spring Orvis Days Fly-Tying Contest!
We had a really tough time choosing the ten finalists for our Instagram fly-tying contest, and voters had the same problem trying to pick three winners from that group. Commenter james wrote, “All of the flies are beautiful, creative, and super fishy. Very . . .Read More
Win a Customized Regal Vise in our Spring Orvis Days Fly-Tying Contest!
Opening Day in Vermont is coming up quickly, so all the anglers who work at Orvis are tying frantically to make sure that their boxes are full of all the patterns they’ll need for our local waters. It’s also Spring Orvis Days, when . . .Read More
Photos: Lunchtime Tying Session with Tom and Pete
Last week, Tom Rosenbauer put out an email to everyone in the building offering a cool workplace benefit: “On Monday, December 8 at noon in the Upland Birds room on the third floor, master fly tier Pete Kutzer will be tying the amazing. . .”Read More