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 . . .
Small flies have small hooks, which can make it harder to connect with fish.
Image courtesy Tightline Productions
In winter, most anglers fish some of the smallest patterns of the year: midges, tiny olives, and downsized nymphs. A small fly must be tied on a small hook, which often means you. . .
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 . . .
A strong wind blowing into your casting shoulder can be dangerous.
In this excellent clip from his video Casts that Catch Fish, New Zealand fly-casting instructor Carl McNeil discusses several ways to deal with wind. At about the 2:20 mark, he discusses the. . .
Whenever you can gain a high vantage point on water you’re about to fish, you’re ahead of the game.
Photo by Sandy Hays
One of the more common mistakes that guides see is an angler stumbling into a river before taking a few minutes to figure out what’s going on. Observation is an undervalued tool, and too. . .
When you’re either fishing downstream or have a lot of slack on the water—for instance when you’re making slack-line casts, such as a pile cast or a curve cast—setting the hook can be difficult. Because there’s a lot of slack on the water, if you simply raise your rod tip, all you’re doing is picking up the slack. Depending on how. . .
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, . . .
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, . . .