How a Double-Indicator Rig Can Help You Mend Better

Written by: Patrick Blackdale, Three Rivers Resort
A two-indicator rig can help an angler learn when he or she needs to mend. Photo by Patrick Blackdale
As a fly-fishing guide, I teach clients to fish nymphs under an indicator much of the year. A constant challenge is how to eliminate micro-drag from the leader without having to constantly remind the clients to mend. The double indicator system has . . .
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Pro Tips: Tim’s Top 3 Streamers for Winter in Montana

Winter fishing can be very rewarding. Here are some tips on winter streamer fishing, including my three favorite Montana winter streamers. During the winter, a trout’s metabolism slows down considerably, . . .
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Classic Video Tip: How to Make a Serpentine Cast

Written by: Peter Kutzer
Welcome to another installment of "Ask an Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructor," with me, Peter Kutzer. In this episode, I demonstrate how to make a serpentine cast, a slack-line presentation which. . .
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Tuesday Tips: Don’t Ignore the Front Side of a Midstream Rock

Written by: George Daniel
X marks the spot above each rock where big trout may hold, getting first dibs on whatever food comes from upstream. Photos by George Daniel
Rocks and boulders create hydraulic cushions within the stream, creating resting/feeding spots for the trout. Think of a rocks or boulder as a trout’s midstream La-Z-Boy recliner. The most obvious location to target fish is immediately below (downstream . . .
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Pro Tips: How to Hook More Bonefish by Sight-Setting

Written by: Greg Vincent, H2O Bonefishing
Knowing when to set the hook is a vital skill that will help you land more bonefish. Photo courtesy H20 Bonefishing
When some anglers and experts talk about the requirements for successful bonefishing, there is an over-emphasis on casting and too little attention paid to proper hook-setting technique. Of course, you should practice casting, but don't get too caught up . . .
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Video Tips: How to Prepare for a Guided Saltwater Trip

Capt. Lucas Bissett of Lowtide Charters is back with a couple of short videos that will help any angler preparing for a guided trip on saltwater. Although Lucas guides for redfish in the . . .
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Tuesday Tips: Advanced Streamer Tactics for Fall Trout

Orvis's Shawn Combs caught this 17-inch beauty on Utah’s Green River on a Mike's Meal Ticket. Photo copyright Douglas Barnes, Now Picture This
When the nights turn cool and leaves change colors, trout start to feed more aggressively, often abandoning their notorious wariness. The major insect hatches of the year are over, and a. . .
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Pro Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Bank Shots

By William G. Tapply
Stalking the banks can often produce surprisingly large trout. Photo by Phil Monahan
Bill Rohrbacher and I picked our lunch site for the shade of the lonely cottonwood, the gurgle of the river, and the upstream view. The brown-and-yellow Montana plains rolled off to distant . . .
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