Orvis Podcast: Dylan Tomine on Fly Fishing

Tom Rosenbauer sat down with renowned fly fishing writer Dylan Tomine to talk shop about the other pleasures of fly fishing. As someone who’s working my way through Tomine’s most recent book – Headwaters – this was a fun podcast for me. Listen to it here. The post Orvis Podcast: Dylan Tomine on Fly Fishing appeared first […]

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Tying Tuesday: Vulgata Dun

This is a fun tying tutorial for a species of mayfly that hatches with abundance in Sweden – Ephemera vulgata. This mayfly is large, and the pattern isn’t easy. It’s tied gorgeously here in this video by Trout Castz. The post Tying Tuesday: Vulgata Dun appeared first on MidCurrent. Read more:

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A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing Gear

Whether you’ve never fly fished before, or you’re just getting into the sport, this beginner’s guide to fly fishing gear can answer all your questions. You can view it in full here. The post A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing Gear appeared first on MidCurrent. Read more:

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Penn State Receives Large Donation for Fly Fishing Program

Penn State’s fly fishing program is unique, not only because it teaches fly fishing, but because of who is associated with it. Legendary angler Joe Humphreys helped the program start, and current world-renowned angler George Daniels heads the course. Penn State announced this week that they received a $250,000 anonymous donation, with only one string […]

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Podcast: Orvis Fly Fishing with Tim Flagler

In a recent episode of the always-excellent Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast, Tom Rosenbauer sits down with Tim Flagler to talk CDC. This tying material comes up often in fly recipes, but why do we use it? Why is it so prized by anglers? Tim and Tom answer that question, and plenty others, in the podcast, […]

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Tying Tuesday: Blacked-out Pheasant Tail

Today’s Tying Tuesday comes to us from the fine folks at Fly Fish Food. The pattern is one we’re all familiar with – the Pheasant Tail nymph. But their take on it is a bit unique. It certainly looks like a good winter fly for my local fisheries. What do you think? The post Tying […]

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Tribes Win Water Rights Support in California

Water rights laws are as confusing as they are long-lasting, and wading through them is often an exercise that ends in a headache. Historically, though, water rights have negatively impacted American Indian tribes in the West. And in California, a judge recently gave the Hoopa Valley Tribe hope that the next draft of water rights […]

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A Fly That Lives up to Its Name

Chris Hunt’s latest piece in Hatch Magazine goes into detail about what he says is a fly that’s appropriately named for what it does. The Slumpbuster is one of my personal go-to streamers, and I can vouch that it really does help put fish in the net on the tougher days. Read Hunt’s story here. The post […]

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Story: An Artery Restored

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) is one of today’s most effective conservation groups. While conservation isn’t their only focus, it’s certainly one with which they’ve seen great success. To whit, consider this story they just shared about restoring side-channels on Montana’s Bighorn River. Doing this improves the overall streamflow of the river, thereby […]

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Video: Using Hackle Guards

Phil Monahan put this piece together for the Orvis blog a few days ago, and it’s definitely worth sharing. If you’ve never used hackle guards, they can be a great help when working on flies in the vise. Read the story and watch the video here. The post Video: Using Hackle Guards appeared first on […]

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