I met author and blogger Matt Grobert at The Fly-Fishing Show in Somerset, New Jersey, back in January. He seems like a nice enough, regular guy, but you would peg him as a fly-tying genius. The more I watch him tie in these videos from from Tightline Productions, however, the more impressed I am by both his technique and his innovation. This mayfly-emerger pattern. . .
Guide Brian Wise is back with some great winter footage from his trips on the North Fork of the White River and Dry Run Creek over the past few months. It’s great to see his kids continue to develop as anglers. According to Brian, his eldest son is a fishing “freak,” so we can expect great things from him in the future. (I love that he has the boy rowing the boat.) Maybe we can convince Brian to let the boys host their own videos.
Most fly fishermen are so intent on their own processesmaking the right cast, mending correctly, and watching the fly or strike indicatorthat they don’t bother to observe what the other anglers on the river are doing. When you work as a fishing guide, however, you spend a lot of time, without a rod in your hand, watching other people fish. It’s an interesting experience, because you get to see many different angling stylessome good, some not so goodand you develop a keen eye for anticipating the most common. . .
You’re probably sick of looking at gorgeous photography of brown and rainbow trout, right? Yeah, me neither, which is why the new issue of Flyfishers, Inc. out of New Zealand makes for great eye candy. With page after page of great photos of healthy trout and gorgeous locales, it can turn a gray March day into a. . .
The state fish of both Montana and Idaho, the westslope cutthroat is actually misnamed, for it occurs on both sides of the continental divide. The Latin name for the subspecies comes from the fact that the fish was first described in the journal of Capt. Meriwether Lewis, who headed the Corps of Discovery alongside William Clark:…
After summer-like temperatures all last week here in the North Country, we’re in for some more seasonable raw weather, so a trip to the tropics seems appropriate. Here’s some sweet bonefish action from Grand Cayman Island, as a couple of bonefish guides enjoy a day off by returning to their “office” for a little bit of fun. The underwater shots are just gorgeous.
Last week, blogger Owl Jones ran a contest in which contestants had to make a short video about why they needed an Orvis Sling Pack. The winner would receive said Sling Pack as a prize. Tim Flagler of Tightline Productionsthe folks who make the killer fly-tying videos we feature every Wednesdaygot his entry in late, but it’s a doozy. As regular blog readers know, we don’t often feature Orvis products on this blog, but we couldn’t resist posting this.
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In this week’s podcast we first talk about nets and bluegills. I in the main part of the podcast, Should I Stay or Should I Go? (what do you want to bet James will have some music to go along with that?) we talk about when to move and when to stay put, on everything from trout streamers, nymphs, and dries, to Atlantic salmon, bonefish, and steelhead.
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Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection is very trouty, but given that many of us are eagerly awaiting Opening Day (where it applies), I think there can’t be too much trout. Strangely, there’s nothing from the Southern Hemisphere, which I find odd, given that their fishing seasons should be. . .