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.

Pro Tip: Keep Your Fly in the Water for Maximum Efficiency


Written by: Phil Monahan

If you’re walking downstream, let your line drift or swing below you.
Photo via Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center

There’s an old saying among fishermen: You can’t catch fish if your line isn’t in the water. I believe that this is one of the reasons that wives often outfished their more-experienced husbands on. . .

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Photos: A Dream Start to the 2015 Orvis Guide Rendezvous


Written by: Phil Monahan

I left Vermont at 4 a.m. and had this guy to hand in Montana at about 2:30 that afternoon.
Photos by Lisa Savard

For the past three years, I have started each trip to Missoula for the Orvis Guide Rendezvous by fishing with my childhood friend, Lisa Savard. We went to Sanborn Regional Middle. . .

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Classic Story: An Old Rod and New Fish

Written by: Greg Vincent, H2O Bonefishing


Dad and son share the moment after landing a great fish.
Photo courtesy H2O Bonefishing

The two images attached are of Don Latessa (who was 86 years old) and Nate Latessa (Don’s son), both from Cleveland, Ohio. This was their first trip for bonefish. They spent three days. . .

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