Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05/19/23

Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.23.24

Welcome to the latest 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. Honestly, this was one of the worst weeks in recent memory for great new videos; I don’t know if it’s the

Pro Tips: How to Swing a Fly Effectively

Pro Tips: How to Swing a Fly Effectively

In this great video from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center chapter on Great Lakes Steelhead, Tom Rosenbauer talks about the nuances of getting your fly to swim enticingly when you’re swinging for steelhead (or trout or salmon). If you want to entice steelhead to take a swinging fly, you have to do more than just cast across

Video Pro Tips: Secrets to Fishing Spring Creeks

Video Pro Tips: Secrets to Fishing Spring Creeks

(embed)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq-QATKiOio(/embed) Spring creeks can produce some of the most exhilarating–and frustrating–moments in fly fishing, usually over the course of the same day. Their slow-moving, crystal-clear water allows trout to detect your presence from much farther away, and gives them plenty of time to examine your flies, amplifying challenges to new heights which can sometimes seem

Wednesday Wake-Up Call: 02.21.24

Wednesday Wake-Up Call: 02.21.24

(embed)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5T6Z9VRuzg(/embed) Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, The Everglades Foundation, Captains for Clean Water, VoteWater.org, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, and Conservation Hawks (among others), we’ll make sure you’ve got the information you need

Video: How to Tie the Evil Olive Nymph

Video: How to Tie the Evil Olive Nymph

In this killer fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler teaches you how to tie a Frankenstein-like nymph called the Evil Olive. As Tim notes, the pattern borrows elements from tried-and-true flies, such as Higa’s S.O.S. and the WD-40, both of which Tightline has covered in the past. The Evil Olive has the look of a

Video: How Nymphs Drift Underwater

Video: How Nymphs Drift Underwater

(embed)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QDwZ1eG-us(/embed) Here’s the latest installment in an ongoing series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource

Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05/19/23

Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.16.24

Welcome to the latest 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 pretty light week, with very few high-quality choices, so I’ve supplemented the collection with some gems from past

Video Pro Tips: Sight-Fishing on Cloudy Days

Video Pro Tips: Sight-Fishing on Cloudy Days

(embed)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWW5Fo-AAh0(/embed) Sight-fishing for trout can be very difficult on cloudy days, where glare can be a real problem. As Dave and Amelia of Jensen Fly Fishing demonstrate, this is the time for real teamwork. A spotter who can help the angler dial in the location of the target fish can be a huge help, as