Author Archives: Tom Rosenbauer

Video Pro Tips: How to Catch Carp on the Fly


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

These fish are hard to fool and tough to land.
Photo courtesy Tom Rosenbauer

In the Facebook comments below last night’s post “How to Fish Wet Flies and Nymphs, with Tom Rosenbauer,” reader Jett Morris asked for similar information about carp fishing. So here’s. . .

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Story: Chasing Carp on a Summer Saturday


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

The Bonefish Bitters was Shawn’s secret weapon for the day.
Photos by Shawn Combs

There are few things in life more enjoyable than a hall pass, a gorgeous summer day, and a plan to explore new water relatively close to home.  Last Friday, Shawn “Diddy” Combs, our head. . .

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Classic Tuesday Video Tips: Spey Rods, Fly Speed, and Covering Water


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

The transition from a single-hand rod to a Spey rod requires some adjustments to your thinking.
Photo by Sandy Hays

In today’s video Tuesday Tip from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, we offer a three-fer—three short videos that, together, offer some sound advice for those anglers who want to swing flies. . .

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Classic Pro Tip: How Long Should Your Leader Be?


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Yesterday, someone posted this question to the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook page: “Hey guys, do I really need 8 feet of combined leader and tippet line?” Newer anglers are often not sure how long their leader should be for a specific situation, so. . .

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Classic Video Tuesday Tip: How to Wade Safely


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Falling down in shallow water can be a real drag, as well as painful. But losing
your footing in deeper water can have dire consequences.
Photo courtesy Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center

In today’s video Tuesday Tip from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, we discuss safe wading practices. With many people fishing in very cold water over the winter, and with the. . .

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