This week, I talk with Scott Bosse of American Rivers on the Montana Headwaters Security Act, a 7-year program that will hopefully come to fruition in 2020. It’s draft legislation for new Wild and Scenic river designations on some of the best . . .
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Welcome to the another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This was a banner week, and we’ve got eighteen cool . . .
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For many years, Idaho fisheries biologists have warned that non-native rainbow trout present a threat to the population of native Yellowstone . . .
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The ability to read water is among the more vital fly-fishing skills because it helps you to figure out where you should focus your attention. There’s no use casting to places where there are probably . . .
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One of the most important modern-day connections in fly fishing, the loop-to-loop connection is used for a variety of applications. However, the most common use is the junction between the welded loop on your fly line and the loop in the . . .
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We are a few weeks into the season on the Bighorn River, excited and looking forward to a fresh start. The spring fishing has been good, and the size of trout being caught is similar to the early years, when the average size was 16 to 18 inches long. The . . .
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Adding some ribbing to a fly pattern serves several purposes: it creates segmentation that mimics natural insects; it adds flash, color, or translucence; and it adds to a fly's durability. Here, Tim . . .
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A couple weeks ago, a father hired me to guide him, his wife, his daughter, and her husband. The father and mother had fished 30 years ago, and the the other couple had never picked up a rod before. At this point in the season, I had planned to take them. . .
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Like many fly-fishing guides, I’ve been hit pretty hard by middle age. The past 20-something years have been a blur, and I’m starting to feel it…. in more ways than one. I’ve noticed that late nights hanging out at the bar result in my feeling really . . .
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This is a terrific video that shows you where to find trout in small streams, when you know someone else has already fished a pool. (See Part I here.) The video is worth careful study because it . . .
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