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Experts

Tips for Beginning Musky Anglers

George Daniel put together this story for Hatch Magazine that details four of his tips for angler just getting into musky fishing. You can read the story here.

Podcast: All About Midges

Tom Rosenbauer sat down with professional entomologist Rick Hafele to chat about all things midges on the most recent episode of the Orvis podcast. Their conversation goes through the midge life cycle, giving you more information to use so you can better imitate these bugs at all stages of a hatch. You can listen to the show here.

Podcast: Where Flies Come From

In this recent episode of the Orvis podcast, Tom Rosenbauer sits down Steve Carew of Fulling Mill to talk about how flies go from their original pattern to what we see in fly shops. It's an interesting conversation, and you can listen to it here.

How to Cast Sink-Tip Lines

In this post over at the Orvis blog, you'll learn how to cast sink-tip fly lines with some help from Ben Sittig - Huge Fly Fisherman on YouTube. You can read the post and watch the video here.

Insights on Sight Nymphing

In this throwback article from Fly Fisherman Magazine, Joe Humphreys explains the intricacies of fishing nymphs, sans indicator, to left-feeding and right-feeding trout. It's a skill that's taken a back seat in today's world of indicators, but one that's just as important to know as a good dry fly cast. You can read the story here.

Flagler Wins Tyer of the Year

Tim Flagler, one of the most popular fly tiers and writers in all of fly fishing, has won the Tyer of the Year award from Fly Tyer Magazine. Tim's tying videos are some of the clearest, most well-produced in the industry, and his simple way of explaining complex tying procedures is part of what's gained him such a following. In addition to tying and...

How-To: The Roll Cast

In this classic story from Gary Borger in Fly Fisherman Magazine, anglers can learn the roll cast the way it was taught back in 1982. While our teaching methods may have changed, the fundamentals of a good roll cast haven't. You can find the story here.

Fishing Streamers From a Boat

In this story over at Gink & Gasoline, Louis Cahill dives into the topic of fishing streamers from a drift boat. Specifically, he looks at how far the boat should be from the shore to best present your streamer to the fish. As usual, the answer depends on a ton of factors. A few guiding principles exist, though. You can read all of it here.

Tightline Nymphing Tips

George Daniel has a tip for those of you fishing a tightline, or Euro, nymph rig - when you question how quickly to guide your nymphs through the water, just drag 'em. As Daniel writes in the story, you can't feel a strike if you have too much slack in your line. More tension is better than not enough. You can read the rest of the story here.

6 Euro Nymphs for Fall and Winter

George Daniel put this recent story together in Hatch Magazine, where he details six of his favorite Euro nymphs for use in late fall and early winter. The list includes the Orange Eggstacy Egg and a Sexy Walt's Worm. Find the rest of the flies here.