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.

Video: You Can Be Part of Tarpon Research at El Pescador and Learn from Two Saltwater Jedi Masters


Written by: Phil Monahan

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Photo via Front Range Anglers

When it comes to research about tarpon, Dr. Jerry Ault—professor of marine biology and fisheries at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and Traveling Angler Scientist for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust—is one of the world’s foremost authorities. And when it comes to catching tarpon, guide Stu Apte is a legend. Anglers now have the opportunity to join this pair of. . .

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Photos of the Day: Young Austin Crushes on the Rio Grande


Written by: Phil Monahan

At the ripe old age of seven, Austin is a pro at posing for grip-and-grin shots.
All photos by Bo Prieskorn

Bo Prieskorn sent us these great photos of his seven-year-old son, Austin. We first posted about this angling prodigy two years ago (see here and here), when he was just five, and it seems the young man just keeps getting better. He caught these. . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 06.27.14


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. This week, we’ve made a serious haul: twenty videos from around the world. There’s a hefty salt component here, especially for tarpon lovers, . . .

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Photo of the Day: A Great Start to a Fly-Fishing Career

Written by: Parker Smith, C Lazy U Ranch


On his first time out, Luke outfished both his father and his grandfather.
Photo courtesy Parker Smith

This is the first fish that 13-year-old Luke, an Atlanta native, has ever caught on a fly rod. Not a bad way to start! Now he’s hounding his dad to. . .

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