Colorado Lodge Seeks to Spark Fly-Fishing Passion in the Next Generation


Introducing a kid to fly fishing can be a magical experience, and the start of a lifetime on the water.
Photo courtesy Simon Perkins

The sporting community spends a lot time thinking about ways to get the next generation involved, and fly fishers are no exception. Although we have seen a pretty good youth movement in . . .

Read More  »

The post Colorado Lodge Seeks to Spark Fly-Fishing Passion in the Next Generation appeared first on Orvis News.

Top 10 Midge Patterns for Tailwaters

Written by: Bryen Venema, Bighorn Angler


Orvis Charlotte Store Manager Mary Griffin caught this 22-inch South Holsten brown on a tiny midge imitation.
Photo by Trey Oliver

Whether you are fishing the Bighorn, the Missouri, or a tailwater elsewhere in the country, midges are among the most important hatches. These tiny patterns have proven themselves as. . .

Read More  »

The post Top 10 Midge Patterns for Tailwaters appeared first on Orvis News.

Pro Tips: Top 5 Late Winter/Early Spring Nymphs

Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop


The later sunlight is a great time to catch trout on nymphs.
Photo by John Way

The January thaw this time of year makes everyone think winter is nearly over and gets the juices flowing for spring fishing. If you need to scratch the itch and get out on the great waters of . . .

The post Pro Tips: Top 5 Late Winter/Early Spring Nymphs appeared first on Orvis News.

Ask the Experts: How Do You Set Your Drag Before Fishing?


The right drag setting can be the difference between a fish in the net and a "long-distance release."
Photo by Chad Shmukler, Hatch Magazine

A few months ago, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is . . .

The post Ask the Experts: How Do You Set Your Drag Before Fishing? appeared first on Orvis News.

Pro Tips: What You Should Expect from a Fly-Fishing Guide


A good guide shares in the successes of his client
Photo by Phil Monahan

When I posted about the ways a client could help his or her guide, several folks suggested that there was another side to the story: how the guide should help his or her client have a good . . .

Read More  »

The post Pro Tips: What You Should Expect from a Fly-Fishing Guide appeared first on Orvis News.

Chicago’s North Pond Casting Pier Needs Your Support!

Witten by: Robert Tomes and Josh McKown


The Windy City's most famous public casting space is in jeopardy.
Photos courtesy North Pond Casting Pier

The Windy City boasts a colorful history of politicians, mobsters, architectural landmarks, and, most recently, the world champion Chicago Cubs. Many fly fishers around the country might . . .

Read More  »

The post Chicago’s North Pond Casting Pier Needs Your Support! appeared first on Orvis News.