The Orvis Pro Vest: Video

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The fishing vest is not dead! A lot of anglers, including competition anglers, are fishing in vests rather than packs these days. Today’s fishing vests look and perform very differently from the old school vests we saw on the water for decades. New vests are high...



Starting Fly Tying Season Off Right

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By Bob Reece While some people tie flies year round, the majority of fly tying in the Northern hemisphere takes place during the winter months. As the chill builds in the air, we move into this time of year filled with hours spent behind the vise...



The Magic of Soft Hackles

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SOFT HACKLES ARE THE SHARKS OF THE FLY BOX. Like the shark, the soft hackle is one of the oldest of its ilk, and like those ancient predators, it has evolved very little from its inception. Like the shark, it is a deadly design that could...



Getting the Big Picture On Brook Trout

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By Jason Tucker I recently read an article on brook trout, about what beautiful delicate gems they are. It’s true for a lot of us that brook trout are a small, colorful, feisty reward for a day’s fishing. They are often some of the smallest fish we...



Alice’s Angle: December

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By: Alice Tesar December, the mountain slopes are open to skiers and the rivers are practically void of anglers. Not only is hitting the river an excuse to escape holiday guests but it can also be quite productive if you’re willing to endure the cold factor. If...