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.

The Results of Our “Selfie” Poll and Our Prize Winners


Written by: Phil Monahan

One of Will Long’s self-shot images, which set off this discussion.
Photo by Will Long

Last week, we posted a how-to story on taking photos of your fish when you’re alone on the river, and this generated enough debate that we created a poll. We asked the simple question, . . .

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Photos: A Travelin’ Man’s Belize Grand Slam


Written by: Phil Monahan

Getting the permit to the boat first was a great kickoff to a memorable day.
All photos courtesy Tom Gordon

Australian reader Tom Gordon sent in the three pictures that capture his recent Belize saltwater Grand Slam, along with a note: “Wind has been blowing a gale all week, but we decided to roll the dice and go out today in 20 knots and plenty of. . .

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Tuesday Tip from a 9-Year Old: How to Double Haul


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dawson may be just nine years old, but he can throw a fly line.

The double haul is a cast that every angler wants to master, but some people struggle with the concept, the timing, or the motion. (Or, of course, any combination of the three.) It’s no coincidence that Pete Kutzer’s. . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.21.14


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 lean selection this week, thirteen videos featuring a wide variety of locations. The saltwater selection was particularly slim, so I supplemented with a few of my favorites from. . .

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Photo of the Day: An Old Dominion Jewel

Written by: Harvard Smith


This beautiful little rainbow brightened up a winter day for two teenage anglers in Virginia.
Photo by Harvard Smith

Here is a picture of a small rainbow my friend Hunter Wigginton caught last month when we were fishing in western Virginia. I was dumbfounded by how beautiful this fish was, even in. . .

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