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.

Photos of the Day: A Four-Legged Rod Thief in Yellowstone


Written by: Phil Monahan

“This better not have an Elk-Hair Caddis on the end.”
Photo by Josh Berry

John McKinnie of Lone Mountain Ranch—in Big Sky, Montana—sent in these interesting images from last weekend, along with a note:
On a recent trip to the Firehole River inside Yellowstone National Park, one of my shop crew and future guide, Josh Berry, learned a quick lesson on. . .

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First Casts 06.20.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

Who will be the lucky 1,000th Cutt-Slam winner?
Photo by Phil Monahan

Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.

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Five (5!) New Issues of Online Fly-Fishing Magazines


Written by: Phil Monahan

June has been a banner month for online fly-fishing magazines, with lots of new issues and even new publications. Here are five great reads to get you through the lean times when you can’t be on the water. (You know: like work.) First off is the latest offering from The New Flyfisher, the companion to the Canadian TV show we often feature in the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival. This issue offers great. . .

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Podcast: Ten Reasons You Need Local Knowledge


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer



This week, we have a few Fly Box items on what to do after your fly drags, landing-net decisions, and how to get by in a boat with two fly lines and only one reel (my advice: don’t go there). Our main topic this week is about the importance of local knowledge for any kind of fly-fishing trip. It’s actually mostly. . .

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Video: How to Tie Tom Rosenbauer’s Rabbit’s Foot Emerger


Written by: Phil Monahan

Tom’s version is slightly different, but of course you can tie this in various colors to match the naturals.
Photo via orvis.com

A while ago, we posted an article by Tom Rosenbauer on his most successful fly pattern, the Rabbit’s Foot Emerger. The immediate response from readers was, “Show us how to tie it!” Luckily, our friends from Tightline Productions were on the case, and Tim Flagler quickly produced this excellent video (which is the only kind of video they make, of course). After Tim made the video, he sent it to us to see what. . .

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