Podcast: Beavers and Trout

Tom Rosenbauer sat down on a recent podcast to talk about the relationship between beavers and trout with Ben Goldfarb. Ben wrote a book about beavers, and adds a ton of great insight into a creature that's integral for trout survival. Listen to the podcast below. See All Orvis Learning Center Fly Fishing Podcasts

Approaching New Water

Phil Monahan, over at Orvis, put together this great story where he interviewed guides about how they approach new water. Deciding on how you'll tackle new-to-you water is a tough question new anglers have to face, but the advice of these guides helps lessen that learning curve. You can read the story here.

Targeting Trout in Stillwater

Landon Mayer put together this great piece that goes into detail on targeting trout in stillwater. As someone who personally hopes to up my own stillwater angling game, this was a great story to read through. You can view it in full here.

Video: 12 Must-Have Trout Flies

The newest video from Tom Rosenbauer in his series on fly fishing is about the 12 flies he says are must-have for trout anglers. You can view the video below. See All Orvis Learning Center Fly Fishing Video Lessons

Leader 911

Louis Cahill put together this story over at Gink & Gasoline that goes into detail on how to handle leader emergencies. I'm sure we've all been there, whether it's broken leader or running out of 5x during a spring blue-wing hatch. You can read Cahill's story here.

Fast Leader Changes

Dom Swentosky, over at Troutbitten, put this set of tips together to help you figure out how to quickly change leaders. Switching leaders is a pain, and it takes away from time spent on the water. This article, though, should help you cut down on the time you spend tying knots. Read Dom's story here.

Orvis Podcast: Dylan Tomine on Fly Fishing

Tom Rosenbauer sat down with renowned fly fishing writer Dylan Tomine to talk shop about the other pleasures of fly fishing. As someone who's working my way through Tomine's most recent book - Headwaters - this was a fun podcast for me. Listen to it here.

Fooling Selective Trout

The great Pat Dorsey recently put this story together for Fly Fisherman Magazine, about how to fool selective trout during a blue-winged olive hatch. You can read the story in full here.

Podcast: It Always Come Down to Casting

Dom Swentosky just put out this episode of his Troutbitten podcast, discussing why success always seems to come down to fly casting. As a decidedly average caster myself, I'll concur that Dom's right on this subject, as he usually is. You can listen to the podcast here.

Mental Health Highlighted in TROUT Magazine

I had a conversation this week with a guide friend of mine who's the father of two great kids. He's amazed at how little his kids' friends - all of whom live in a fishing town in rural Utah - get outside, and the impact that's having on the mental health of kids throughout his county. Then, I saw this piece from Angling Trade, and knew I had to share it...