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. . .
I’m going to state right off the bat that, when it comes to joining pieces of monofilament, I am a blood-knot guy. There are several reasons: It’s the knot I learned first, and I’ve tied it enough that I can tie. . .
Written by: Mike Lembke, Wollaston Lake Lodge
If you’re chucking the right flies, you can land huge northerns on a fly rod.
Photo courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge
Over the last 25 years of chasing giant pike with a fly rod, I’ve learned a lot about what makes these creatures tick. I spent the first nine of those years as a fishing client of my favorite place and. . .
Bill Spicer, host of “The New Fly Fisher,” with a nice lake-caught brown trout.Photo courtesy Falcon’s Ledge
This week, we offer some tips on trout fishing in lakes from Phil Rowley, one of the top stillwater experts in North America. I asked Phil to host the stillwater chapter on from the Orvis Fly . . .
Here’s the next video in Orvis casting instructor Pete Kutzer’s series on getting started in fly fishing. Once you’ve set up your fly rod for a day of fishing, you need to get some line out in front of you, . . .
As Tom notes, the water just behind the rock isn’t the best place to find a trout.
Our Canadian friends at The New Fly Fisher television uploaded a ton of short videos to their “Tips N Tricks” YouTube account. In this one, Tom Rosenbauer discusses where you should look in. . .
The Sparkle Soft Hackle
is a productive pattern that offers great action in the water.
Photo via orvis.com
Soft Hackles have been around for a long time, but I know that many anglers don’t confident fishing these sparse patterns. Here’s a good video from the folks at Silver Bow Fly Shop that offers. . .
Here’s the next video in Orvis casting instructor Pete Kutzer’s series on getting started in fly fishing. Pete discusses one of the more contentious subjects in fly casting: whether or not there’s a . . .
Written by: Joe Buntom, Deep Water Cay
Angler Rory MacKay shows off a 15.44-pound bonefish, a Deep Water Cay Lodge record caught in June 2015.
Photo courtesy Deep Water Cay
Deep Water Cay, located on the east end of Grand Bahama Island, is surrounding by nearly 250 square miles of pristine flats, creeks, and channels that hold some of the biggest bonefish, . . .
Here’s a great video that shows you how to tie a double uni knot, which entails creating two unis and then sliding them together. According to the folks at Fly Fishing & Dreams, who made . . .