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Video Pro Tips: 4 Flies That Will Work Anywhere

Many fly fishers carry around way more flies than they’ll ever need for a single trip, and there’s always interest in ways to lighten the load. If you had a few flies that you could always count on, you wouldn’t have to pack so many boxes, right?

Video: How to Tie the Dedeaux Snake

Here’s another “guide-fly” lesson from Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides. (Or, as he calls them, “super easy to tie, down and dirty, quick and easy, fish-catching guide flies.”) As Alvin says, he doesn’t want to create flies that are complicated or take a long time . . .

Pro Tips: The Key to a Better Backcast from a Boat

The other day, I was fishing with a guest and noticed that the gentleman was not properly loading his rod on his backcast. Sure, there was a light breeze. But that really wasn’t the problem.

Remembering Spencer Morton, a Pillar of the Jackson Hole Fly-Fishing Community

It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news that the fly-fishing world lost a valued and admired member of its community this past week. Spencer Morton, owner/operator of the Orvis-endorsed Jackson Hole Fly Fishing . . .

Congratulations to TCO Fly Shop, 2021 Orvis Dealer of the Year

Fly shops are the backbone and lifeblood of the sport, and they provide a place for participants to learn, grow, and progress as they gain more interest in fly fishing. Orvis works with more than 700 dealers around the world, . . .

A Beginner’s Guide to Bamboo Fly Rods

Although the bamboo fly rod fell out of favor in the 1950s—as a result of an embargo against products from China, which limited the availability of the raw materials, and the introduction of. . .

Written by: Doug Casey, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


Each year, anglers from around the world head for Montana to see if they can hit the salmonfly hatch.
Photos by Doug Casey

The annual salmonfly hatch on Montana’s Madison River is one of fly fishing’s most storied and anticipated events. Salmonfly time is hands-down your best shot at landing a true trophy trout. . .

Video: How to Tie a Hare’s Ear Parachute

Most trout anglers have a few Hare’s Ear Nymphs in their fly boxes, but have you tried the dry-fly version? In this week’s great video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he walks you through the steps to create a Hare’s . . .

Written by: George Daniel, Livin On The Fly


The head of a run is a like a food funnel for trout, so the big ones will often nab this prime lie.
Photos courtesy George Daniel

No, this is not about your bladder and its relation to fishing. Instead, it’s a fishing bum’s opinion on where some of the best fish hold during peak hatch season. Here in central Pennsylvania, . . .

Video: How to Create a CDC Collar

This week, Tim shows you how adding a CDC collar can make a fly more lifelike in the water. As usual, his method for creating the collar is efficient and takes durability into account. The way you attach the CDC feather to the hook is . . .



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