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 of the Day: Easter Sunday Float Trip

Written by: Jeremy Kehrein, Orvis Adventures

Orvis’s Reed Kennedy took the first trout just twenty minutes into the float.
Photo by Jeremy Kehrein

It has been a week since trout season opened in Vermont. Unfortunately, we have endured rain, snow, high water, and cold air temps since Opening Day. There hasn’t been much bug activity as of yet, but some of us. . .


Orvis Trout Bum of the Week XXVI: Alberto Rey

Written by: Phil Monahan

Alberto Rey shows off a Great Lakes king salmon.
All photos courtesy Alberto Rey

Alberto Rey is an Orvis-endorsed guide, an artist, and a faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He also works with children through the. . .


Pro Tip: Teaching with Tenkara

Written by: Jim Mitchell, Montana Hunting & Fishing Adventures

Bonnie Mitchell shows off the fruits of her Tenkara skills.
Photo courtesy Jim Mitchell

My story is not uncommon: My wife, Bonnie, didn’t like to fly fish. Every time we would go out and I would try to teach her, in her eyes I was being a jerk, telling her how it must be done. This was frustrating because, as an. . .