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Why Wood Duck?

January 28, 2020

Tim Flagler, from tightlinevideo explains why the flank feathers of a Wood Duck are so useful to fly tyers in this Orvis sponsored one minute video.

Things you need for Fly Fishing, or Don’t!

January 24, 2020

What do you really need to fly fish? Or rather, what you DON’T need. A little common sense from The Huge Fly Fisherman.

Video: Why You Should Tie with Pine Squirrel – Orvis News

January 14, 2020

Another excellent Fly Tying video from Tightline Productions, this one on using pine squirrel.

Video: Why You Should Tie with Pine Squirrel – Orvis News
— Read on news.orvis.com/fly-fishing/video-why-you-should-tie-with-pine-squirrel

Video: How to Make a Split-Thread Dubbing Noodle – Orvis News

January 10, 2020

Here’s a useful technique for tying flies that takes practice, but which can improve the buggy look in many patterns! I found this quite helpful, especially the procedure for splitting thread. Have a look!

Video: How to Make a Split-Thread Dubbing Noodle – Orvis News
— Read on news.orvis.com/fly-fishing/video-make-split-thread-dubbing-noodle

Pro Tips: How to Fish Midge Patterns in Winter – Orvis News

January 7, 2020

Written by: Zach Matthews, Itinerant AnglerTailwater trout, such as this Bighorn brown, often key on small midges.Photo by Steve Galleta, Bighorn AnglerYou’ve probably been there. Two hours from home, halfway through the thermos of coffee, knee-deep in cold water on a cold day, and not a single, solitary fish to show for it. They’re taunting . . .

Source: Pro Tips: How to Fish Midge Patterns in Winter – Orvis News

Henry Winkler Talks About His Fly Fishing Obsession – InsideHook

January 6, 2020

Fly Fishing is the passion of people across the spectrum, from regular Joe to celebrity. Here’s an article about 1970s TV star Henry Winkler.

The Manhattan-raised “Happy Days” and “Barry” star discovered fly fishing in the ’90s and he talks with InsideHook about how the hobby changed his life.
— Read on www.insidehook.com/article/arts-entertainment/reel-talk-with-henry-winkler

The dirtier dozen: 12 flies that will catch trout—and more—anywhere they swim | Hatch Magazine – Fly Fishing, etc.

December 15, 2019
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Suggestions for 12 flies that everyone should fish when pursuing trout via Hatch Magazine. What are you favourite 12 flies?

A few weeks ago, a buddy asked me which flies he should tie for the upcoming season. I thought about it for a few minutes, e-mailed him some potential choices, and then remembered a little game I used to play with the annual Orvis Flies & Fly Tying catalog.
— Read on www.hatchmag.com/articles/dirtier-dozen-12-flies-will-catch-trout-and-more-anywhere/7714954

All Things Scud: A Tactical Conversation with Mat Wagner | MidCurrent

December 13, 2019

Thinking of tying or fishing Scuds in the Grand River next spring? Then you need to read this. Although it’s about Wisconsin’s Driftless Region, most of what’s written here applies to the Grand.

All Things Scud: A Tactical Conversation with Mat Wagner | MidCurrent
— Read on midcurrent.com/flies/all-things-scud-a-tactical-conversation-with-mat-wagner/

Gift Ideas for Fly Tyers

December 6, 2019

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If you have a fly tyer in your family and don’t know what to get them for a Christmas, have a look at these suggestions!

Is the high price of Gore-Tex really worth it? – Paddling Magazine

December 5, 2019

Although this is not a fly fishing article per se, the fly fishing fraternity has embraced Gore-Tex wading jackets as part of their kit. There’s something to be learned from the backpackers when it comes to jackets and waders too, for that matter. Have a read!

Is the high price of Gore-Tex really worth it? – Paddling Magazine
— Read on paddlingmag.com/stories/columns/reflections/is-the-high-price-of-gore-tex-really-worth-it/

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