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.

Check Out the New Orvis Fly-Fishing Learning Center!


Written by: Phil Monahan

For better or worse, videos are the way many of us learn these days. Of course, there are plenty of fly-fishing videos on YouTube, but they are of uneven quality and may not be reliable tools for learning. Now there’s something better.

The new interactive Orvis Learning Center is a video-based resource that’s free to anyone and available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, to answer your fly-fishing questions.

The meat of the Learning Center is the video lessons. Eventually, there will be 13 different chapters available (the first 7 are up now), each containing about 24 minutes of video, and the chapters include: . . .

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Friday Film Festival 05.25.12


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection is pretty dang salty, with great fly-fishing action of giant-trevally, tarpon, bonefish, and permit anglers. The trevally scenes will blow your mind because of the way the fish seem to explode on the fly, often right at the angler’s feet. Those who prefer their bones golden will find. . .

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Repost: Double Your Pleasure


Written by: Phil Monahan

The first time I ever saw a tandem rig in action was almost 20 years ago on Depuy’s Spring Creek in Paradise Valley, Montana. It was my first week working out there, and fellow guide Matt Greemore allowed me to tag along as he took a client to the famed stream, which empties into the Yellowstone just south of Livingston. We had spotted a nice rainbow nymphing. . .

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Pictures of the Day: Big and Shallow


Written by: Phil Monahan

Hawk Lake Lodge

There’s nothing small about these smallmouths.

photo courtesy Ted Putnam

Ted Putnam of Hawk Lake Lodge in Western Ontario, sent us a couple pictures from the early season’s adventures:

As we got ready to open up for the season last month, we began exploring the lakes. While we expected gigantic pike to be shallow, we were shocked to find many large. . .

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