Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast- Ten Tips for Fishing a new Trout Stream


Written by: Eric Rickstad

This week we have a couple of interesting fly box items–one on reeling right or left hand, and the other on how to dress for fly fishing. The main podcast is about evaluating a new trout stream to figure out how fast to move, what fly to use, and how rich the stream is. I also include a shameless plug for my new book Small Stream Trout Fishing.

Listen to this podcast by clicking the READ MORE button below.

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Catch TU’s ON THE RISE TV Show; Season Premiers This Week


Written by: Eric Rickstad

Trout Unlimited’s On the Rise TV show, airing on the Sportsman Channel, resumed this week with a new host Jed Fiebelkorn, a Montana guide and former host of Fly Fisherman’s TV show. On the Rise focuses on great American trout rivers and the conservation issues surrounding them. In the first episode, Jed floats the Teton River with Mike Dawes of WorldCast Anglers and Kasey Collins, President of Teton Valley Trout Unlimited Chapter 721.

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Catch TU’s ON THE RISE TV Show; Season Premiers This Week


Written by: Eric Rickstad

Trout Unlimited’s On the Rise TV show, airing on the Sportsman Channel, resumed this week with a new host Jed Fiebelkorn, a Montana guide and former host of Fly Fisherman’s TV show. On the Rise focuses on great American trout rivers and the conservation issues surrounding them. In the first episode, Jed floats the Teton River with Mike Dawes of WorldCast Anglers and Kasey Collins, President of Teton Valley Trout Unlimited Chapter 721.

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The Upper Colorado: A River on the Brink


Written by: Eric Rickstad

As with many rivers of the American West, the Upper Colorado River is facing a crisis in the balance between keeping a river intact and “alive” and the water needs of the region’s population. But water needs for drinking water is one thing; water “needs” for keeping one’s sprinkler going in order to have a plush lawn of blue grass in an arid region is quite another.

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Gibson Gains Ground in His Sheep Herding


Written by: Eric Rickstad


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Gibson training
Photo by Jenna Woginrich

I could not pass yesterday up. The combination of mild weather, melting snow, safe roads, and a border collie-in-training, meant I would make the drive to Denise Leonard’s Farm for a herding jaunt. It was the perfect day for a lesson. And anyone who trains animals knows you need to keep the dogs (and sheep) in the practice of work. Keep minds thinking, legs moving, and my heart rate up. So I packed up the Subaru, and before dawn my pup and I were off to learn how to be shepherds.

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Introducing “Ask a Casting Instructor”


Written by: Eric Rickstad


Peter Kutzer casting

Peter Kutzer strutting his stuff on the Orvis casting ponds.

Our Tuesday Tips on casting have been so popular that we’ve decided to add a new feature to OrvisNews.com: “Ask a Casting Instructor”! If you’re having a problem with casting in general, casting in specific angling situations, or progressing to the next level of distance or accuracy. . .

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First Redfish in the Grass


Written by: Eric Rickstad

First Wade in 2011 Capt. Tuck Scott 3/17/11 from Bay Street on Vimeo.

We are T-minus 12 days until trout season here in Vermont, but some of our southern compatriots are getting an early start to their fishing year. Here’s a great video from Capt. Tuck Scott of Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort, South Carolina, who recorded his very first wading trip for redfish.

“Here in Beaufort, we love our tailing redfish, and about half way through the winter we start dreaming about warmer days so the fish will start tailing again,” he writes. “Usually tails don’t start. . .

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