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.

Photo of the Day: A Young Gunn’s Permit


Written by: Phil Monahan

Young Troy Gunn caught two of these beauties in Belize, while mom and dad struck out.
Photo by Terry Gunn

In “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” department, 14-year-old Troy Gunn, son of Wendy and Terry Gunn of Lees Ferry Anglers, shows off a dandy permit caught in Belize. During his. . .

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Photo Essay: The Art and Science of the Spey Cast


Written by: Phil Monahan

Taylor Edrington, of Royal Gorge Anglers, rocks a powerful D-loop that really loads the rod.
Photo by Sandy Hays

One of the tough things about traveling with a fly-fishing photographer is that they end up shooting many more great images than you can use in any one story, whether online or in a magazine. . . .

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Classic Photo Essay: An Expedition into Colorado’s West Elk Mountains

Written by: Charlie Parr, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions


Ethan caught this glorious cutthroat on a Stimulator.
All photos by Charlie Parr

The snow-capped, 14,000 foot mountains and high alpine valleys of the West Elk Mountains surround the tiny mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado, and provided the backdrop for a Lillard Fly Fishing expedition for a group of. . .

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Tuesday Tip: Top 10 Flies for Stillwater Trout

Written by: Drew Rodden, North Park Anglers


Drew Rodden shows off a gorgeous stillwater rainbow from Colorado.
Photo courtesy Drew Rodden

I grew up fishing with conventional tackle for warmwater species around Missouri. But spending my Saturday mornings watching fishing shows on TV, I began to take an interest in fly. . .

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Tuesday Tip: The Best Places for a First Flats-Fishing Trip


Written by: Phil Monahan

A Grand Bahama Island bonefish.

My younger brother recently asked me where he should go for his first flats-fishing trip. He’s a longtime trout, bass, and striper fisherman, but he’s never tried the tropics. As far as I’m. . .

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Photo of the Day: Lesa’s Midwinter Monster


Written by: Phil Monahan

A brown like this is worth braving a frigid winter day in North Georgia.
Photo by Reid Ogden

Will Taylor—guide and owner of The Fly Shop Company of Blue Ridge, Georgia—sent in another great photo of client Lesa Varie (you might remember her gorgeous tiger trout) with a. . .

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