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Podcast Episode: “Alberto Rey Talks Lake Erie Steelhead”

Alberto Rey is a guide and fine artist, and is a guest on this episode of the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast. “He gives us tips on seasons, fly patterns, techniques, and tackle needed to chase steelhead in the eastern portion of Steelhead Alley—although steelhead anglers will learn tips they can use on smaller rivers anywhere steelhead are found....

New Fly Fishing Books

Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout and Where to Find Them by Bob Mallard is a complete guide book to brook trout. From their history and habitat to tactics and techniques for fishing for them, this book has important information for anglers of all levels of expertise. With a foreword by Ted Williams. Stackpole Books [Hardcover] (July 26, 2019)...

Fly Line Review: RIO Skagit Max GameChanger

RIO's new InTouch Skagit Max GameChanger is a multiple-density Skagit head that excels at turning over big flies and sink tips. Its seamless integrated densities avoid the hinging and kicking that can occur when casting sink tips, ensuring a smooth, efficient cast. This design will also give you an improved fishing presentation as it will have a much...

Fly Fishing Techniques - Late Winter/Pre-Runoff Nymphing & Streamer Fishing

Some excellent tips for pre-runoff walk-and-wade fly fishing, including: walk/wade fishing back eddies with nymphs/streamers fishing "soft" water along the bank casting tips for dealing with steep/brushy banks When water levels go up in the spring, walk-and-wade fishing can be highly productive. Most of the time the fish are tight to the bank and you don't...

Hank Patterson Talks Grizzlies, Bug Sex and How He Became the Greatest Fishing Guide Ever

Wet Fly Swing host Dave Stewart talks to Hank Patterson about how he became the Greatest Fly Fishing Guide on the planet. Patterson also reveals tips for dealing with bears, bug sex, and his best fishing tips.

Fishing High Water for Trout

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: With fishing season just around the corner and still snow on the ground, it looks like there will be high water for a while. Any tips on fishing when the rivers are raging? Matt D., Canton, NY Answer: In the Northeast, spring fishing often involves very high water—our...

Winter Gear Storage Tips

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: Looks like I’m done fishing for the year. Any tips on the best way to store my gear? via email Answer: For the most part, fly-fishing gear is maintenance free, but you can prolong the useful life of all of your angling stuff by storing it properly for the long winter. C...