September 2017

Streamside Tips/Tactics

Streamside | The Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center Online

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September 29, 2017

I’m part of the last generation to learn things without the aid of the internet. When I taught myself to fly fish in the nineties, the web was in…

Commentary Stories

Respect the spots, man! | A fisherman’s thoughts on friendship and spot burning

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September 26, 2017

 

There are two ways to tell the experience of an angler: how he holds a fish and how he keeps his secrets. The latter is probably more important.

My secrets…

Fifty Tips

Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #9 — Fight Fish Fast

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September 24, 2017

The longer a trout tugs, turns and flips at the end of your line, the greater the chance you’ll lose it. We don’t need a study in probability theory…

Commentary Philosophy Stories

Angler Types in Profile: The Numbers Guy

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September 20, 2017

 

I could barely make out the shape of a man fishing through the thick fog. A dense cloud hung over the water that morning, wrapping everything in a white…

Fifty Tips Tips/Tactics

Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #8 — Use the Davy Knot — Here’s why

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September 17, 2017

I hesitate to include the Davy Knot as a tip in this series. There are a bunch of good fishing knots out there. They all work. Everyone has their…