Back in August, we posted a story and some photos by Mike Mazzoni, who was a summer intern at Falcon’s Ledge in Utah. The photos showed Mike holding a couple of gorgeous dry-fly-caught brown trout. He’s back in school in Kansas now, however, trying to adjust to life away from those high mountains and stunning trout. He made this video to show how he’s doing. For someone pretty new to the genre, Mike shows. . .
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 probably features more minutes of video than any of our previous attempts. The last two videos alone take almost two hours to watch, so you’ll probably want to save them for the weekend. But there’s plenty for your lunchtime. . .
Prior to Sandy arriving in New England for what now seems like an annual festival of dramatic weather, I headed up to the Green Mountain National Forest for an overnight with my dog, Summit. I hit a favorite spot that features tumbling waters that are now so very affected by 2011′s Tropical Storm Irene and the wash-out that she brought. Last June, I had stopped by Orvis to get some advice on what I could expect. I was told that anything that flowed west of the mountain was. . .
I was telling a friend last night about the weird and wonderful English graphic designer and fanatical angler Steve Edge, and I was reminded of his funny fly-fishing videos from a couple years back. He may not look like anyone you’ve ever seen on the river, but you can tell from the way he talks that the man knows his. . .
Ulaan Baatar, the Mongolian capital city.
It took maybe all of one second to answer the question, “Do you want to go to Mongolia?” Ever since I ﬁrst learned about taimen, a trip to Asia was at the top of my bucket list. Should one be presented a question such as this, one is wise to rearrange all other plans. For the last several years, . . .
fish took a black stonefly nymph, and Dexter was using his high-school graduation
gift: an 8’6″ Orvis Helios 5-weight rod with a Hydros reel.
Last week, we featured a simple, diminutive midge pattern, so I figured we’d with go with something a little more garish this week. The Pumpkin Head Midge combines a dark body with a fluorescent-orange head—hardly mimicking the natural—to create something that’s both eye-catching and “buggy.” I know first-hand the power of fluorescent orange. When my friend Joe Phillips introduced me to. . .
I stumbled on this great video about a mom and daughter who fly-fish around the world together, and it took a couple minutes before I realized that the narrator was Whitney McDowell, whom I’ve known for years. She was the marketing manager for a fly-fishing company in the mid 2000s, when I was editing American Angler, and I’d see her at trade shows and events and talk to her on the phone occasionally. Although I probably haven’t actually laid eyes on her in five years or so, I see what she’s up to on Facebook and get jealous a lot.
We have previously featured Whitney’s. . .