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Techniques

"Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing" Available for Streaming Online

The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing TV Show is now available to stream online via Amazon Prime. The 13-episode series covers “the fundamentals of fly fishing for all species. Its purpose is simple: to demystify fly fishing, make it fun and clearly demonstrate it is both accessible and affordable to anglers.”

Tippets: Fish the Foam, Pike and Musky on the Fly

Drawing on Maslow’s famous “Hierarchy of Needs” triangle chart, Chris Hunt translates the hierarchy to trout fishing to help anglers identify where trout will hold. “Rocks are still great places to chase trout. Undercut banks will almost always hold fish. Wood? Wood is good. But foam? Foam is home.” Via Hatch Magazine. Pike and musky are elusive...

Tippets: Locating Winter Trout, DIY Indicator

Locating trout in winter conditions can be tricky.  With no hatches to show you rising or feeding fish, this is the time of year when being “water-literate” is key, writes Dan Zazworsky. Read more about the top five places to look for trout in cold weather, via Postfly Box. Johnny Spillane writes about a DIY slinky indicator in this article via Gink...

Tippets: Fly Fisher’s Gift Guide for Books, Weighting Flies for Winter        

From techniques and tactics to sporting essays, Domenick Swentosky writes about the books that hold prime real estate on his bookshelf. “These are the pages that I continue to revisit, time and again, to read and reread. Because at every pass, I learn something new. A good book is like that. You can’t process everything on the first reading, because you...

Tippets: Bryan Huskey Talks Keep ‘Em Wet, Streamer Presentation

From running after rooster fish on the beaches of Baja to fly fishing for catfish in Idaho, Bryan Huskey joins the Fishing Podcast for an episode to talk Keepemwet from a variety of angles and perspectives. Listen here. A successful angler will try to imagine what the fly looks like underwater. “And a good streamer angler understands how the weight in the...

Tippets: The Tug and The Drug, Two Handed Tips

Fly fishing is one of the tools and therapies that helped save James Brooks from his heroin addiction. “I needed something that was challenging, but there was no pressure on me if I failed,” he said. Read more about his journey to recovery via The Durango Herald. “I do have a disease and addiction. But that’s not all I am. I am a fly-fisherman, a...

Tippets: Howler Brothers Beginnings, Fighting Big Fish

In the most recent episode of The Drake Cast, learn about the history of the Howler Brothers Brand. Namely, writes Elliott Adler, “How did a band of fishing and surfing bums living in Virginia create an iconic Texan brand?” “Whether you are still a novice or have paid your dues for a few years, it’s important to have a game plan for landing big fish...

Video Hatch: "Managing Running Line"

In this video from Headhunters Fly Shop, Mike McCune offers pointers on managing running/shooting line while fishing with shooting head systems.

Tippets: Trout Season, Fishing the Salmonfly Hatch

Kyle Toyama writes about the annual start of trout season, fishing the celebrated waters of the Yellowstone Valley. “This ritual and these experiences have become such an ingrained part of my life and especially my spring,” he writes, “it brings with it the anticipation of what the rest of the summer holds and it celebrates the first major hatch of...

Callan Wink on The Guiding Life

For better or worse guiding and drinking go hand in hand. In this essay, Callan Wink writes about the guiding life and all the pitfalls therein. “Eventually, after their trip, all the clients go home, back to their lives in places that aren’t quaint little drinking towns. We, however, remain. Booze-soaked Peter Pans—the perennial inhabitants of an...