Author: Phil Monahan

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5 Items to Add to Your Fishing Pack

5 Items to Add to Your Fishing Pack

Written by: Evan Jones Every fly angler is familiar with the struggle: you want to pack enough gear to be prepared, but not so much that [...]
Pro Tip: How to Book the Fly-Fishing Adventure That You Want

Pro Tip: How to Book the Fly-Fishing Adventure That You Want

Tikchik Narrows Lodge in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska is one of many operations that offer a comfortable lodge, fine dining, and fly-out [...]
Video Pro Tips: How to Approach a Trout Run

Video Pro Tips: How to Approach a Trout Run

When you’ve found a nice trout run, don’t wade in willy-nilly and start casting. Take some time to plan your approach, one that will allow [...]
Video: How to Tie the Little Blue Heron Fly

Video: How to Tie the Little Blue Heron Fly

Over the past two months, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has dedicated six “One-Minute Tying Tips” videos to methods of creating tube f [...]
Video: Top 5 Tips for Great Lakes Steelhead

Video: Top 5 Tips for Great Lakes Steelhead

Do you want to catch more Great Lakes steelhead? The folks at Mad River Outfitters, in Columbus, Ohio, are here to help. Guide Josh McQuee [...]
Pro Tips: Tim’s Top 3 Streamers for Winter in Montana

Pro Tips: Tim’s Top 3 Streamers for Winter in Montana

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co. When it comes to winter streamer fishing, remember: “Slow and low, that is the tempo.”Phot [...]
Video: How to Make a Pine-Squirrel Collar

Video: How to Make a Pine-Squirrel Collar

Here’s the latest video in our series called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques,” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each vi [...]
Podcast: The Stupid Things We Do for Trout, with Doug Thompson

Podcast: The Stupid Things We Do for Trout, with Doug Thompson

[Interview starts at 37:29] Today’s guest might make you mad. If you’re a trout angler, he will certainly make you feel uncomfortable. [...]
Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.14.22

Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.14.22

Welcome to the first, all-new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival of 2022. Each week, we scour the Web for the bes [...]
Video Pro Tip: Stay Late in Winter

Video Pro Tip: Stay Late in Winter

Winter fly fishing is almost always about good moments. It’s rare to have good fishing all day when the temperatures are low. Instead, there [...]
Pro Tips: 3 Essential Flies for Smallmouth Bass

Pro Tips: 3 Essential Flies for Smallmouth Bass

Written by: Ted Putnam, Hawk Lake Lodge Ted Putnam with a chunky bronzeback caught near Hawk Lake Lodge. Ted Putnam owns Hawk Lake Lod [...]
Video: Bob Clouser on How to Tie the Clouser Minnow

Video: Bob Clouser on How to Tie the Clouser Minnow

In his 1994 book The Professionals’ Favorite Flies, Lefty Kreh described the Clouser Deep Minnow as “the most important and effective und [...]
Video: The Incredible Astove Atoll

Video: The Incredible Astove Atoll

Here’s an amazing production from our favorite Lithuanian/Norwegian filmmakers, Nerijus and Vaidas of Black Fly Eyes. Previously, they had hea [...]
Video Pro Tips: How to Maintain the Ready Position on the Bow of a Flats Boat

Video Pro Tips: How to Maintain the Ready Position on the Bow of a Flats Boat

Here’s a great how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, all about how to maintain the “ready position” when you’re on the bo [...]
Video: How to Tie the Winter Parachute Midge

Video: How to Tie the Winter Parachute Midge

In this week’s great tying video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions discusses his growing confidence in the color blue for winter fish [...]
Video: How to Get Started in Fly Fishing – Review

Video: How to Get Started in Fly Fishing – Review

In the final episode of the classroom part of the series “Getting Started in Fly Fishing,” from Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outfitters in Col [...]
5 Ways to Keep Warm During Winter Fishing

5 Ways to Keep Warm During Winter Fishing

You’re going to enjoy your fishing day more if you can stay warm on the water.Photos courtesy Patrick Blackdale The coldest and harshest d [...]
Video: Everything You Need to Know About Leaders

Video: Everything You Need to Know About Leaders

Hopefully, by now you’re familiar with Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides, who has been creating killer how-to videos for quite a while–ever [...]
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