Artist Travis Sylvester Is Not Your Average Pencil-Pusher

"Ghost," Colored pencil, 2014 by Travis Sylvester
Look closely at the image of the trout in a net above. Can you guess the artist’s medium? It’s hard to believe that Travis Sylvester can create such a realistic portrait using just colored pencils, but that’s been his artistic weapon of choice since. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Pheasant Tail Euro Nymph

When English riverkeeper Frank Sawyer first tied his Pheasant Tail Nymph more than 60 years ago, he surely didn't envision this kind of development. The advent of chemically sharpened barbless jig hooks, which gained popularity in European competition angling, allows tiers to. . .

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Photos: An Epic Trip to Paradise Valley and Yellowstone National Park

Written by: Capt. Duber Winters, Store Manager, Orvis Woodbridge (VA)

Orvis Woodbridge store manager Duber Winters shows off a fine Yellowstone cutthroat. All photos courtesy Duber Winters
Here are some pics from our store-hosted trip to Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge in Montana's Paradise Valley. The weather and fishing were awesome, and our guests are all excited for a return trip to. . .

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Video: Arctic Silver 2014 IF4

Arctic Silver is a start-up company in Norway, trying to break into the fly-fishing industry with what they say is a completely new kind of fly rod. I haven't tried it, so I have no opinion on this new technology or its utility. But I do have an opinion on this video, which is. . .

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Tuesday Tip: The Keys to Good Stream Etiquette

Written by: Bill Cairns

Bill Cairns was a pioneer in fly-fishing instruction and a Master Caster.
It used to be that most new fishermen were gradually introduced to the sport of fly fishing by a family member or friend who had a fishing background, and various rules of behavior would be acquired over time and adhered to as a. . .

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Photo of the Day: Girl’s Got Game

Merrill Tode and her Dad, Keith, proudly display her first trout. Photo by Keith Tode
At an age when most little girls are obsessing about Disney princesses, Merrill Tode, age 8, is more interested in fly fishing. Her fascination began when she was around two or . . .

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Big and Meaty: Tommy Lynch’s Drunk and Disorderly Streamer

Written by: Tommy Lynch, The Fish Whisperer


Guide Tommy Lynch shows off a beast of a brown trout that fell for his D&D pattern.
Photo courtesy Tommy Lynch

When I was a kid, I always caught my biggest trout of the year on Rapala lures, which do such a great job mimicking baitfish. In many ways, when I am fishing and tying streamers, I am trying to recreate the attractive swimming motion of those lures, giving. . .

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