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Video Pro Tips: Safe Wading Techniques


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 upcoming runoff season, it’s a good time to review. . .

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Tuesday Tip: Head for the Hills During Runoff

Written by: Ryan McSparran, Peak Outfitter Marketing


Alpine lakes can provide excellent fishing when rivers are high from runoff.
Photos courtesy Ryan McSparran

Summer is almost here, and it doesn’t take long for the fishing to heat up here in the Flat Tops Wilderness, Colorado’s second largest wilderness area. Almost as soon as the ice clears from . . .

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Classic Pro Tip: How to Tie the Nail-less Nail Knot


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a great demonstration of how to tie a nail knot when you don’t have a special tool or an actual nail. This comes in handy when you have to attach a leader to a fly line on the water. This isn’t a knot you’ll use every day, but when you need it, . . .

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Pro Tips: The Basics of “Reading the Water”


Written by: Phil Monahan

The author casts to a spot that provides deep water, near cover, on the edge of good current.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Conventional wisdom says that 10 percent of fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish. Most people assume that these elite “10 percenters” enjoy so much success because of their superior . . .

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