Tag Archives: fly-fishing pictures

Photo of the Day: British Columbia Steel

Written by: Pierrot Bernier


That is a seriously healthy, wild steelhead from a northern BC river.
Photo courtesy Pierrot Bernier

I recently got my hands on a 9-foot 10-weight Helios 2 and was planning on using it for saltwater on a trip down south this winter. Unfortunately that was still months away, so I brought the rod with me on a. . .

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Photo of the Day: Another Kid Gets Hooked

Written by: Kip Veith, Wildwood Float Trips


Ryan is all smiles, as he shows off his first smallie on a popper..
Photo by Kip Veith

Last summer, I had the pleasure of guiding Blake Lacher and his nephew Ryan Moran. These are the trips that I have come to appreciate as a guide. I talk constantly about leaving a legacy to the sport, and Blake is the. . .

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Photo of the Day: Home-for-the-Holidays Rainbow


Written by: Phil Monahan

Forrest Dorsey shows off a Christmastime rainbow trout from the South Platte.
Photo by Pat Dorsey

Famed Colorado guide Pat Dorsey sent in this great photo of his son, who caught a sweet rainbow on a size 18 egg pattern. Pat wrote, “It’s great to have my oldest son, Forrest, home for. . .

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Photos of the Day: A Portrait of the Angler as a Young Man—2013 Edition


Written by: Phil Monahan

Young Graeme shows off a beautiful, wild Dean River steelhead.
All photos courtesy John Sharp

We’ve posted several times about the travels and skills of young angler Graeme Sharp, who is just 13 years old. We’ve showed him with a lovely steelhead, his first bonefish, a hard-to-handle Exuma bone he caught a year later, and an. . .

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Photo of the Day: Polar Vortex Rainbow!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Unseasonably frigid weather doesn’t stop an Arkansas boy who needs the tug.
Photo courtesy Jamie Rouse

Jamie Rouse, of the aptly named Jamie Rouse Fly Fishing Adventures sent in this photo of serious serious winter-weather fishing (well, by Arkansas standards, anyway), along with a note: . . .

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Top Posts of 2013, #3: Photos of the Day—Beware the Cannibal Browns!

Written by: Doc Thompson, High Country Angler


Hey look: A nice trout right against the bank!
All photos by Doc Thompson

During this first full week of 2014, we’re counting down the Top 10 Posts of 2013. (Although, since the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival is almost always the most-read post of each week, we’ll disqualify the F5 from this contest.) We’ll repost two of the Top 10 per day, leading up to our announcement of the most-read post, on Friday afternoon. So stay tuned all week to see what resonated most with Orvis Fly Fishing readers last year. Here’s #3, which focuses on. . .

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Top Posts of 2013, #8: Persistence Pays Off with Sheepshead


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sometimes youngsters don’t know how difficult something is, so they try anyway. . .and succeed.
Photo courtesy Van Dodgen

During this first full week of 2014, we’re counting down the Top 10 Posts of 2013. (Although, since the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival is almost always the most-read post of each week, we’ll disqualify the F5 from this contest.) We’ll repost two of the Top 10 per day, leading up to our announcement of the most-read post, on Friday afternoon. So stay tuned all week to see what resonated most with Orvis Fly Fishing readers last year. Here’s #8, in which a young angler managers to catch a. . .

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Photo of the Day: A Student Teaches at the Vise

Written by: Mike Kaul, Two Rivers Emporium


Fifteen-year-old Jesse McGettrick helps out a guest at Jackson Fork Lodge Last Summer
Photo courtesy Dan Abrashoff

A couple months ago, Dan Abrashoff of The Lodge at Jackson Fork Ranch in Bondurant, Wyoming, sent us this great photo, and he asked Mike Kaul of Two Rivers Emporium, in nearby Pinedale, to tell the. . .

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A Story and Photos Capture the True Value of a Fly Rod

Written by: Colin S. Shaffer


Colin says that this photo captures the essence of his father, when he is untangling my line
as a young Colin stares into the camera. You can clearly make out the Orvis rod, too.
Photo courtesy Colin Shaffer

[Editor's Note: Orvis head of Rod & Tackle Steve Hemkens was in the Orvis rod shop awhile back, and rod-repair supervisor Jim West happened to show Steve the letter below, which accompanied a broken fly rod. Steve was touched by the letter, and asked Jim to. . .

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