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: Phoebe’s Last-Day Brown Trout in Vermont

Written by: Phoebe Bean


The brown trout were eager to eat a streamer, as the temperature climbed into the mid 30s.
All photos by Phoebe Bean

Tomorrow is my last day at the Orvis HQ office before I get in my car and drive 2,500 miles back west. Tomorrow is my last day, and I’m in denial. Who knew that four months could slip away so quickly? I am not looking forward to saying goodbye to the folks at Orvis who have become. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: The “Ready Position” and Fishing from a Boat


Written by: Phil Monahan

Trout fishers who find themselves on the bow of a flats boat are in an unfamiliar position. Oftentimes, they keys to catching fish in the tropics are 1.) being able to deliver a fly quickly and 2.) avoiding line tangles that can lead to an aborted cast or, even worse, a break off. These. . .

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Photo of the Day: One-Piece Redfish


Written by: Phil Monahan

Katie’s Everglades 32-inch redfish weighed in at 9 pounds.
Photo courtesy Katie Cone

A few years ago, we posted a photo of Katie Cone—the daughter of Orvis Human Resources Manager Michelle Cone, who works with us at company HQ—with a nice Vermont. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XXIX: Lisa Savard


Written by: Phil Monahan

A fishing guide for more than two decades, Lisa Savard now shares her knowledge with others..
Photo by Tim Savard

Lisa Savard runs Savard Hospitality Consulting, along with her husband Tim, from their home alongside Rock Creek near Clinton, Montana. Before they moved out West last spring, Lisa and Tim owned and operated Lopstick Lodge & Cabins in Pittsburg, New Hampshire for. . .

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