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.

Photo Essay: Shooting “Tributaries” in Iceland

Written by RC Cone


The Icelandic weather and wind can be harsh, but the rewards are worth it.
All photos by RC Cone

[Editor’s note: Back in July, we introduced you to a cool new fly-fishing film, Tributaries, from RC Cone, which is in production now. (Check out that post here.) Recently, we got RC’s latest update and a bunch of gorgeous photos from his ongoing adventure. I can’t wait to see the finished film.]

Bahamas to Iceland. I was looking for contrasts and I found ’em. On some of the nastier days, I wore every single piece of clothing I had under my waders and jacket. My flip-flops were about as useful as a bikini in. . .

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Pro Tips: Tom’s 5 Tips for Preparing for a Bonefish Trip


Written by: Phil Monahan

If you want to improve your chances of catching bonefish, work on the required
casting and angling skills before you head to the tropics.
Photo by Sandy Hays

I’ve watched even experienced trout anglers become frustrated, angry, and even embarrassed on bonefishing trips because they weren’t ready for the wind, difficult fish spotting, and unfamiliar directions given by a guide. Just a little preparation will make your. . .

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Short Casts 09.26.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

See several more macro trout images by George Novak on Derek Grzelewski’s blog.
Photo by George Novak

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.

Click “Read More” for all the great links.

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Video: Killer Fly-Fishing Mixtape from Cuba


Written by: Phil Monahan

Apparently, these are the outtake scenes from a video of a trip to Cuba by the folks at The Fly Fishing Nation. These are some pretty damned good scenes to end up on the cutting room floor. I’m glad that they decided to scoop them up and edit them together.

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Photos of the Day: The Family That Fishes Together. . .


Written by: Phil Monahan

Catching an 18-inch brown during the San Juan Worm “hatch” is a good way to hook this 12-year-old for life!
Photos by Troy Dow

Blog reader Troy Dow of Oakton, Virginia sent in these great photos of his family fly fishing on Utah’s Provo River.

Click “Read More” for two more photos.

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