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.

Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.19.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

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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. We’ve got a five videos to stoke your passion for fly fishing as we wait for spring to arrive. The weather has turned downright balmy up here in Vermont, so the thought of casting big streamers on Opening Day suddenly seems less remote, despite the foot of snow that remains on the ground. Click “Read More” to see this week’s films, and enjoy!

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Take a Classic Tom Rosenbauer Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 04.18.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

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Welcome to another edition of our trivia challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. This week’s Classic Tom Rosenbauer Trivia Challenge is all about fly fishing in salt water—how to find fish, the best way to. . .

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Take a Classic Tom Rosenbauer Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 04.18.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

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Welcome to another edition of our trivia challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. This week’s Classic Tom Rosenbauer Trivia Challenge is all about fly fishing in salt water—how to find fish, the best way to. . .

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Vote for the Orvis Angler’s Choice and Enter to Win a Helios 2 Outfit!


Written by: Kathleen Moore

The Flint River is one of 10 Endangered Rivers on the List

photo: Tom Wilson

Our friends at American Rivers have released their annual list of The Ten Most Endangered Rivers in America.

As anglers, we know the importance of protecting and restoring our nation’s rivers and streams, which is why Orvis was proud to sponsor this report for the fourth consecutive year. In order to celebrate these rivers and spread awareness of their endangered status, we’re asking you to vote for your favorite among the ten

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Vote for the Orvis Angler’s Choice and Enter to Win a Helios 2 Outfit!


Written by: Kathleen Moore


The Flint River is one of 10 Endangered Rivers on the List

photo: Tom Wilson

Our friends at American Rivers have released their annual list of The Ten Most Endangered Rivers in America.

As anglers, we know the importance of protecting and restoring our nation’s rivers and streams, which is why Orvis was proud to sponsor this report for the fourth consecutive year. In order to celebrate these rivers and spread awareness of their endangered status, we’re asking you to vote for your favorite among the ten

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Podcast: Tom’s 10 Excuses for Getting Skunked and What You Can Learn from Them


Written by: Kathleen Moore

This week, based on my experience of getting skunked trout fishing, I thought I would give you 10 reasons for striking out. I mainly concentrate on early-season fishing, but these excuses are also good any time during the season!

In the Fly Box section we talk about . . .

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Podcast: Tom’s 10 Excuses for Getting Skunked and What You Can Learn from Them


Written by: Kathleen Moore


This week, based on my experience of getting skunked trout fishing, I thought I would give you 10 reasons for striking out. I mainly concentrate on early-season fishing, but these excuses are also good any time during the season! In the Fly Box section we talk about: . . .

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Video: Roll Casting for Accuracy and Distance


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to our second installment of “Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor,” starring our own Peter Kutzer. A few weeks ago, we asked you to post some questions about your biggest casting problems. Reader “Jeff M.” wrote, “What mechanics do you use to increase distance and accuracy with a roll cast?” In this video, Peter demonstrates how to achieve better accuracy. . .

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