Pro Tips: How to Find Trout in Lakes


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 . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Bahamas Bonefish

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, . . .

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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: 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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Tuesday Tips: Floating Line or Sinking Tip for Streamers?


The combination of a sinking tip and a heavy fly allows you to get very deep very quickly.
Photo by Phil Monahan

I do a lot of streamer fishing because my home river, the Battenkill, has a low trout-per-mile number, so you need to cover a lot of water to find the fish. Also, Battenkill browns don’t rise . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Expand Your Arsenal of Tandem Rigs


The classic “hopper-dropper” is but one option for fishing two flies in tandem.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Fishing with two flies is way more commonplace now than it was when I first discovered the technique in the mid 1990s on Montana’s DePuy Spring Creek—see “How to Tie and Fish. . .

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