Announcing the Winners in our Spring Orvis Days Fly-Tying Contest!

We had a really tough time choosing the ten finalists for our Instagram fly-tying contest, and voters had the same problem trying to pick three winners from that group. Commenter james wrote, “All of the flies are beautiful, creative, and super fishy. Very . . .

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Win a Customized Regal Vise in our Spring Orvis Days Fly-Tying Contest!

Opening Day in Vermont is coming up quickly, so all the anglers who work at Orvis are tying frantically to make sure that their boxes are full of all the patterns they’ll need for our local waters. It’s also Spring Orvis Days, when . . .

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How to Tie Steve Cobb’s Thanksgiving Turkey Fly


The author's original pattern went viral on social media a few years ago.
All photos by Steve Cobb

Steve Cobb's Santa Fly has been a favorite on this blog for a few years now, and he was kind enough to show us how to tie it a couple years ago. That post was such a big hit that I asked . . .

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How to Tie the Perfect Santa Claus Fly

A couple of years ago, during the holidays, I scratched out a sketch of a fly that I thought might be a fun tie for the Christmas season. The first few Santas to come off the vise were so hideous . . .

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How to Tie the Perfect Santa Claus Fly

A couple of years ago, during the holidays, I scratched out a sketch of a fly that I thought might be a fun tie for the Christmas season. The first few Santas to come off the vise were so hideous . . .

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How to Tie the Santa Claus Fly

Written by: Steve Cobb

The author's original sketch eventually led to the fantastic pattern described here. All photos by Steve Cobb
A couple of years ago, during the holidays, I scratched out a sketch of a fly that I thought might be a fun tie for the Christmas season. The first few Santas to come off the vise were so hideous. . .

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