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: Fighting the wind at 12,400 Feet in the Rockies

Written by: Jon Hill


The casting was difficult, but it was worth fighting the wind to catch these stunning cutthroats.
Photos courtesy Jon Hill

Another hike into the high country with some buddies yielded some amazing-looking cutthroats! There’s usually some wind to deal with when hiking and fishing at high altitudes, but this time. . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Nymphs for the Madison River

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


Stonefly nymphs are always present in the Madison, making a rubber-leg pattern a wise choice.
Photos by Brian McGeehan

Montana’s Madison River is quite simply a fantastic nymph fishery. Day in and day out, nymphing produces quality fish, no matter what the season. The consistency of the fishery is one of the. . .

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Photos: Family Ties and Huge Rainbow Trout

Written by: Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff, Fly Fish Beaver’s Bend.


Shortly after committing her father’s ashes to the river, Dawn landed this stunner of a rainbow.
Photo by Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff

During the spring of 2015, I received a request for a special trip from a repeat customer. Dawn’s father had passed away a few months before, and she wanted to combine a fly-fishing. . .

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Photos: Father-Son Time in Idaho

Writteh by: by John Herzer, Blackfoot River Outfitters


Young Dawson rocked the cutthroats all day.
Photo by John Herzer

I took a half day off and ran over to Idaho with my son, Dawson. (You may remember his video lesson on double-hauling a couple of years ago.) He caught a pile of cutties, and I pinned. . .

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Classic Tips: 8 Ways to Stay Connected to Bass on the Fly

Written by: Rob Woodruff, Woodruff Guide Service


To get a bruiser like this to the boat, you need to do a lot of things right.
Photo by Rob Woodruff

Keeping a fly in a big largemouth bass’s mouth often proves more difficult than getting it there. Here are 8 techniques that will make the difference between showing off a photo and telling . . .

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Video: Blue-Lining in the Mountains of Western North Carolina


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s the latest installment of the “Find Your Water” series, featuring angler Drew Fuller and his buddy, JP, chasing wild trout in the small streams of the southern Appalachians. This isn’t. . .

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Photos: An Epic Quest to the Himalayas in Search of Golden Mahseer, Part II

Written by: Mike Dawkins, WorldCast Anglers


The golden mahseer were difficult to catch but worth every bit of effort.
Photos by Mike Dawkins

I had heard of the golden mahseer before my journey to the Himalayas of India. My friend, globe-trotting fishing expert and renowned artist Jeff Currier, had spent plenty of time on the. . .

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