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Pro Tips: How to Expand Your Arsenal of Tandem Rigs


Written by: Phil Monahan

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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Classic Video Tuesday Tip: How to Wade Safely


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

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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Pro Tips: 3 Keys to Finding Bigger Trout

Written by: Toby Halley


The author seeks out water likely to hold the largest fish in a stream.
Photos courtesy Toby Halley

I used to fish a lot of good trout water and wonder why I wasn’t catching big fish, knowing that they were in there. It wasn’t until I started fishing with my good friend, Rick, that I really. . .

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Tuesday Tip: Using a Sweep Set for Better Hook-Ups


Written by: Phil Monahan

When you’re fishing downstream, the sweep set will result in many more hook-ups.
Photo via the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center

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. . .

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