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: A Guide’s View of An Orvis Meeting on the Water

Written by: Bryan Eldredge


Doug Bear hoists an unusual, and unusually big, rainbow.
All photos by Bryan Eldredge

Fishing with Bill Reed, Doug Best, and Doug Bear was a real treat. Guides meet people of all kinds of skill and ability, but rarely do you get a chance to spend the day with three anglers as talented these guys. I love teaching novice anglers, but it was sure fun to watch this group just take a river apart. Even better, we got to. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Make a Water Haul Cast

Written by: Peter Kutzer

Welcome to another installment of “Ask an Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructor,” with me, Peter Kutzer. In this episode, I demonstrate how to make a water haul, which uses the water tension and the force of the current on your line to load the rod. By loading the rod this way, you can make a quick, accurate upstream presentation without. . .

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Trip Report: The Road That Was Never There

Written by Jackie Jordan


Jackie, Kelly, and Kit (left to right) may have had a few more adventures than they’d counted on, but they still had a blast chasing trout in southwestern Vermont.
All photos by Jackie Jordan

It’s amazing how easily some things can hide in plain sight. From big fish and small streams to unexplored roads and secret spots, the familiar becomes routine, then it all blends into the background of a work commute or run to the store. If you keep your eyes open—and, in my case, rely on some excellent advice—you’ll be surprised at what you can. . .

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How to Submit Your Photos to Orvis News


Written by: Phil Monahan

Blog reader Nick Mabunay was fishing for pike on Colorado’s Yampa River, using a straight 15-pound leader leader and a size 2 Black Half & Half, when this big aggressive brown trout struck.
Photo by Nick Mabunay

We love to get photos from Orvis News readers, so we can see where they’re fishing and what they’re catching. Several folks have asked how they can submit a photos for a “Picture of the Day” or anything  on the Fly Fishing blog. It’s easy, and there are. . .

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Photos of the Day: The Tail End of the Salmonfly Hatch on the South Fork of the Boise

Written by Evan Williams


The big bugs bring the big fish to the surface on the South Fork of the Boise.
All photos by Evan Williams

At the beginning of July, I spent two weeks or so chasing the salmonfly hatch on the South Fork of the Boise and got my ass kicked. I hadn’t been able to float that much, but with the flows a little lighter this year, I decided to try some wading—usually is a losing proposition. Fishing a deep flat slick, I put out. . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.23.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. We have a great selection this week, nineteen more videos that will take you to amazing angling destinations. The Europeans are in full-force this week.

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