At last year’s Fly Fishing Show in New Jersey, I was talking to another angler about my favorite way to fish streamers when all I have is a floating line or when the water is too low to use a . . .
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Small flies have small hooks, which can make it harder to connect with fish.
Image courtesy Tightline Productions
In winter, most anglers fish some of the smallest patterns of the year: midges, tiny olives, and downsized nymphs. A small fly must be tied on a small hook, which often means you. . .
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Written by: Patrick Blackdale, Three Rivers Resort
A two-indicator rig can help an angler learn when he or she needs to mend.
Photo by Patrick Blackdale
As a fly-fishing guide, I teach clients to fish nymphs under an indicator much of the year. A constant challenge is how to eliminate micro-drag from the leader without having to constantly remind the clients to mend. The double indicator system has . . .
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Winter fishing can be very rewarding. Here are some tips on winter streamer fishing, including my three favorite Montana winter streamers. During the winter, a trout’s metabolism slows down considerably, . . .
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Written by: Peter Kutzer
Welcome to another installment of "Ask an Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructor," with me, Peter Kutzer. In this episode, I demonstrate how to make a serpentine cast, a slack-line presentation which. . .
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Written by: George Daniel
X marks the spot above each rock where big trout may hold, getting first dibs on whatever food comes from upstream.
Photos by George Daniel
Rocks and boulders create hydraulic cushions within the stream, creating resting/feeding spots for the trout. Think of a rocks or boulder as a trout’s midstream La-Z-Boy recliner. The most obvious location to target fish is immediately below (downstream . . .
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Written by: Greg Vincent, H2O Bonefishing
Knowing when to set the hook is a vital skill that will help you land more bonefish.
Photo courtesy H20 Bonefishing
When some anglers and experts talk about the requirements for successful bonefishing, there is an over-emphasis on casting and too little attention paid to proper hook-setting technique. Of course, you should practice casting, but don't get too caught up . . .
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Photo by Kip Vieth
Kip Vieth, of Wildwood Float Trips, is known as a musky expert, but he has also written several posts about smallmouth bass. (See his Choosing the Right Fly Rod for Your Quarry is Vital to the Health of the Fishery and his. . .
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Here's the Latest video in Orvis casting instructor Pete Kutzer's series on getting started in fly fishing. Every fly caster wants to be able to cast farther, but many struggle with the double . . .
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Here's the next video in Orvis casting instructor Pete Kutzer's series on getting started in fly fishing. Once you've set up your fly rod for a day of fishing, you need to get some line out in front of you, . . .
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