The Orvis fly-fishing blog celebrates all things fly fishing, featuring top-notch articles, tips, photos, videos, podcasts and the latest fly-fishing news. From trout fishing in the famed rivers of Montana to brown-lining for carp in the urban jungle to chasing sailfish of the coast of Baja, we cover all sides of the sport we love. Regular features include Tuesday Tips, which will make you a better angler, and the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, made up of the best videos from around the world.

Podcast- The Laryngitis Largemouth Bass and Panfish Episode


Written by: Phil Monahan

Tom talks a lot, and it finally caught up with him He has a bit of larygitis this week, but takes one for the team and answers a phone request for a largemouth bass episode.

In the fly box: Do fish see color? We also take a phone request for a series on fishing different regions of the United States and beyond.

Did he leave anything out? Have a sugestion for a future podcast? Call us at (802) 362-8800 or leave us a comment below!

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In the Loop 03.04.11


Written by: Eric Rickstad


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Lovers of fly-fishing photography should feast their eyes on the new issue of Catch Magazine, which features a wonderful photo essay on trout fishing in South Africa, some great closeups of mayflies, and Todd Moen’s video “Steelhead Dreams, Part II.”

fish icon It looks like Maine could be the next state to ban felt-sole wading boots. The state legislature’s Natural Resources Committee hosted a hearing Tuesday to start the ball rolling, and representatives of Maine Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, Congress of Lakes Association, Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, and the Departments of Environmental Protection and. . .

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Friday Film Festival 03.04.11


Written by: Eric Rickstad


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Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Fest, in which we scour the Internets for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s videos run the gamut from winter bull trout on the Metolius to 1950s-era double-haul lessons to urban angling in Norway. Click “Read More” to see this week’s films, and enjoy!

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Tying the Hendrickson Rusty Parachute

Here’s a video I shot at the first annual Trout Unlimited of Southwestern Vermont’s “Flies & Pies” tying evening, held on February 15th, 2011 at the Orvis Manchester Fishing School building. We had over 25 people in attendance, and we offered a three-fly “menu” for the evening. This was pattern #2 offered by Orvis Rod & Tackle Product Development Specialist Shawn Brillon. Hendricksons are the best. . .

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Fly Fishing and Rock ‘n’ Roll


Written by: Eric Rickstad


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Former Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing guide Vince Scheuerman still cherishes time on the water as a way to balance the rigors of trying to “make it” in the music business.

 photo courtesy Vince Scheuerman

[Editor's note: I met Vince Scheuerman a few years ago through a mutual friend—a fly-fishing guide with the unlikely nickname "Cupcake"—whom we both had worked with at Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge, although at different times. I've been following Vince's musical career ever since, and I asked him to write something about how his passions for music and fly fishing interact. Here's what he came up with.]

“Don’t throw it back, Dad,” I cried with all the emotion I could muster. Tears followed, as he released a beautiful and sizable largemouth bass back into the Hillsborough River, a few miles from my childhood home in Tampa, Florida. Catch-and-release was something that I couldn’t quite get. . .

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