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.

Pro Tips: Essential Items for Any Saltwater Fly-Fishing Trip


Written by: Phil Monahan

Years of experience have taught Conway Bowman which items are absolutely essential on a saltwater trip.
Photo by Conway Bowman

Anyone heading out in the salt, in the tropics or anywhere else, should follow this advice. Our friend Conway Bowman‘s book, The Orvis Guide to Beginning Saltwater Fly Fishing, is full of great information, tips, and. . .

Read More  »

Fish Facts: Bonefish (Albula sp.)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Bonefish can be elusive and inscrutable to both anglers and scientists.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Sight-casting to bonefish in skinny water is a challenge that many fly fishers see as a vital rite of passage in their development. Once your angling skills reach a certain level, it’s time to test them against an especially spooky and powerful quarry, as well as. . .

Read More  »

Video: How to Tie JC’s Electric Caddis Pupa


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a great video that walks you through a somewhat complicated pattern from well-known New Jersey tier, John Collins. About this fly, Collins says, “I created this pattern to imitate caddis larvae found in many rivers. After photographing numerous natural insects, I observed that. . .

Read More  »

Photos of the Day: Of Muskies and Men

Written by: Dan Davala


One toothy grin deserves another.
Photo by Matt Miles

This past Tuesday, my good friend Trent Jones and I had the opportunity to chase some Virginia muskies with Orvis-endorsed Guide Matt Miles. While Matt guides clients for everything from trout to stripers, hunting down these toothy “river monsters” with a fly rod is his favorite challenge. You can tell it really gets his blood pumping. This was our second time fishing with. . .

Read More  »