How To

Beginner's Guide to Fly Fishing for Carp

If you're interested in getting after carp this year, then you need to read this story from Joe Cermele over in Outdoor Life. It's a fantastic guide to help you get started chasing carp. Find the complete story here.

Tandem Tactics for Trout

If you're curious about fishing two bugs at a time for trout - and let's be honest, who isn't? - then you need to read this piece by Louis Cahill. He gives some of his best tactics for fishing tandem flies, which can come in handy as the first mayfly hatches of the year start to pick up. Read the story here.

11 Tips for Spotting Tarpon

If you've ever chased tarpon on a fly rod, you know they have a knack for disappearing as quickly as they arrive. If you'd like to improve your tarpon-sighting skills ahead of an upcoming trip this year, then you need to read this story from Louis Cahill over at Gink & Gasoline. Louis takes you through 11 of his own tips for spotting tarpon. Read the...

How to Cast a Heavy Streamer

If you're struggling to cast heavy streamers, you need to watch the latest installment in the Orvis beginning video series. Tom Rosenbauer walks you through all the technique you'll need to effectively fish these large bugs. You can view all the videos in the series here, and watch this one below.

Troutbitten Podcast: Winter Dry Flies

Fishing dry flies in the winter is one of my favorite experiences. Something about it feels...not quite forbidden, but thrilling all the same. If you've wanted in on some winter dry fly action (and who doesn't, after months of nymphing?) then you need to listen to the most recent episode of the Troutbitten podcast. Dom Swentosky goes over everything you...

How to Touch Dub

No matter how much I tie flies, I always find something new to try out, be it a pattern or new technique. This technique from Tim Flagler is called touch dubbing, and it helps create an extra-buggy effect on some flies. You can learn how to do it via this post over on the Orvis blog.

How to Rig a Streamer

The fine folks over at Orvis have been releasing new short videos that cover all sorts of fly fishing tactics. The most recent of these videos features Tom Rosenbauer walking you through how to rig up a streamer on a fly rod. You can watch the video below, and browse through the other videos in this series, here.

Streamer Anglers - Be Like the Boat

Have you ever wondered why it can seem so much easier - and you're more successful - when fishing streamers from a drift boat instead of wading? It all boils down to your presentation, and the best streamer anglers know how to position themselves while wading as they'd be if they were fishing from a drift boat. At least, that's what Dom Swentosky says in...

How to Find Fish in Riffles

In a new series over on the Ventures Fly Co blog, you can learn all about where to find fish. In the latest entry into that series, you'll learn where fish hold in riffles, why they love this water type, and a few tips for effectively fishing riffles. Read the story here.

How to Set the Hook

In the latest installment in the new Orvis series on all things fly fishing, Tom Rosenbauer walks you through how to set the hook. It's a basic concept, but one you need to master if you want to become an adept angler. You can view the rest of the series here, and watch this recent video below.