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: Guides’ Day Out in the Land of Giants

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing

The colors of the fall browns on the Missouri are deep and gorgeous.
All photos courtesy Montana Angler Fly Fishing

Here are some recent photos of a great day on Montana’s Missouri River chasing lake-run fish. Montana Angler guides Brian McGeehan, Hank Welles, Bill Buchbauer, and Doug Casey. . .


“Bobber Wars,” Part Deux: The Truth Comes Out!

Written by: Phil Monahan

Deeter is a real sport to let Louis wind him up like this.
Photo via

Yesterday, we posted about a hot online debate between Kirk Deeter and Louis Cahill about the use of strike indicators—a.k.a. “bobbers”—in fly fishing. Well, it turns out that this whole. . .


Photos and Essay: Chasing Permit and an Authentic Experience in Belize

Written by: Reid Bryant

John Kelley proudly holds a permit he landed with the help of his guide, Yogi.
Photo by Reid Bryant

A few weeks back, my wife, Kim, and I travelled to Punta Gorda, Belize, to serve as hosts on Orvis Adventures hosted Couples Week at Belcampo Lodge. This week was intended to give. . .