Orvis Podcast: What to Tie On First

In this most recent episode of the Orvis podcast, Tom Rosenbauer sat down with Tim West, 2024's Orvis-Endorsed Outfitter of the Year. Tim shares some of his strategies to help anglers decide which flies they ought to tie on first when heading to the water. You can find the entire podcast here.

Orvis Podcast: Carp Fishing Around Spawning Time

In this recent episode of the Orvis podcast, Tom Rosenbauer sits down with Rowan Lytle to talk about the secrets of carp fishing during their spring spawn. Lytle is a guide with extensive experience, and he dishes on some interesting tactics for targeting a fish that many folks really enjoy. You can listen to the show here.

Tip: Plan for the Hook Set

In this recent story from Dom Swentosky over at Troutbitten, he shares a tip that I first heard from a Boy Scout leader in my early teens. Dom talks about the importance of planning for your hook set, especially when fishing on smaller water. On big, wide-open rivers, you don't necessarily need to plan for the hook set as thoroughly. On water that's...

The Dorsey Yarn Indicator

Dom Swentosky, over at Troutbitten, always has well-rounded opinions and insights into the more technical aspect of fly fishing. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that Dom favors a different style of indicator than what most of us use. His favorite is the Dorsey Yarn Indicator, which is a slightly different take on yarn indicators than what...

Orvis Podcast: This May Save Your Life

The most recent episode of the Orvis podcast features a conversation between Tom Rosenbauer and Ralph Cutter. Cutter is a lifelong angler who has decades of experience in whitewater situations, as well as performing water rescues. He shares tips on what to do if you fall in while wearing waders (including an observation that we've been taught how to handle...

Pro Tip: Stretch For Success

In this recent story over at the Orvis blog, Phil Monahan reminds anglers, who might just be getting out for the first time this year, of a handy little trick. After a winter of being spooled tight on your reel, your line and leader might more closely resemble a slinky than the long loops we need for effective fly fishing. Stretching those items out to...

Tying Tuesday: Bugs We Found on The River

In this week's edition of Tying Tuesday, we treated to a bit of an impromptu masterclass from Brian Flechsig and Tim Flagler. The two discuss how they found some Hendrickson nymphs on the Mad River, and how that led them to tie up their own imitations of that venerable bug. It's fun - and enlightening - to see the thought process of two accomplished tiers.

Orvis Podcast: How Trout See

In this episode of the Orvis podcast, Tom Rosenbauer chats with Jason Randall about an interesting topic - how trout see. Randall is a scientist and fly fisher, so he's the perfect person to distill the complexities inherent in this topic into something all anglers can easily understand. Listen to the podcast here.

3 Bad Habits That Lose Big Fish

If you're tired of hooking into nice fish, only to lose them at some point during the fight, then you need to read this story from Louis Cahill at Gink & Gasoline. He details three bad habits that are likely to cause you to lose big fish, and how to avoid them. You can read the story here.

Orvis Podcast: A New Dry-Dropper Method

In this episode of the Orvis podcast, Tom Rosenbauer chats with Josh Miller about a new method for fishing dry-dropper rigs. Josh is a competitive angler, guide, and fly fishing coach, so he knows a thing or two about developing new takes on old methods in order to catch more fish. You can listen to the entire podcast here.