Video Pro Tips: There’s No “Right” Style of Fly Casting

Here's the next video in Orvis casting instructor Pete Kutzer's series on getting started in fly fishing. Pete discusses one of the more contentious subjects in fly casting: whether or not there's a . . .

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Pro Tips: 5 Ways to Get More Hook-Ups When You’re Using Tiny Flies


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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How a Double-Indicator Rig Can Help You Mend Better

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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Tuesday Tips: Don’t Ignore the Front Side of a Midstream Rock

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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Pro Tips: How to Hook More Bonefish by Sight-Setting

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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Classic Pro Tips: How to Rig for Smallmouth Bass


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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Tuesday Tip: How to Make Long Casts Without Hauling

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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