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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Tuesday Tips: 3 Keys to Catching Bass on Topwater Bugs


This chunky largemouth fell for a deer-hair slider, the Umpqua Swim Frog diver.
Photo by Reid Bryant

Catching largemouth bass on surface flies is a lot of fun, but it’s not as easy as you might think. Bass aren’t like northern pike, almost always willing to chase down a big meal. In fact, bass. . .

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Tuesday Tips: How to Set Up a Nymph Rig

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver have launched an educational video series hosted by director of education and guide Courtney Despos–who appeared on Tom Rosenbauer’s podcast last year–who walks you through . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Stay Safe in Bear Country


You’d be surprised how effective bear spray has proven to be over the past couple of decades.
Photo via Wikipedia

This time of year, many anglers and wilderness lovers are making trips into the backcountry, oftentimes in places where there are wild bears. In the vast majority of situations, humans . . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Wade Safely


Falling down in shallow water can be a real drag, as well as painful. But losing
your footing in deeper water can have dire consequences.
Photo courtesy Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center

In today’s video Tuesday Tip from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, we discuss safe wading practices. With many people fishing in very cold water over the winter, and with the. . .

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Guide Tips: How to Fish Wet Flies More Effectively

Wet flies are probably the least-used style of flies today, even though they have proven their effectiveness over hundreds of years. Here’s a great video from The New Fly Fisher in which guide Rob Heal demonstrates some of . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Break Down and Put Away Your Fly Rod

This is the time of year when many folks are trying out the fly rods they got for Christmas. Yesterday, Pete Kutzer showed you how to set up your fly rod. Here, he demonstrates the process for putting it away at the end of a casting or fishing session. By . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Set Up Your Fly Rod

So you’ve picked your fishing spot and parked the truck. Now it’s time to set up your fly rod for a day of fishing. This seems pretty basic, but there are actually a couple of tricks to make the process . . .

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