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: Stunning Yellowstone Cutthroat


Written by: Phil Monahan

Eben Schaefer caught this beauty on the Upper Yellowstone in the Park.
Photo courtesy Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge

My friend Eben Schaefer sent me this photo last night, and it made me laugh because this stunning cutthroat was caught in my “secret spot,” where I landed many great fish during my summer guiding for Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge in the. . .

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Fish Facts: Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Wild brook trout are prized by anglers, but their habitat is disappearing.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Although the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) is not, in a fact, a trout at all, it is the most “troutlike” of the charrs. A sought-after game fish because it often lives in pristine waters and. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Mole Fly


Written by: Phil Monahan

The pattern hangs in the water like a mayfly struggling to emerge.

Colorado guide Charlie Craven started as a professional fly tier when he was twelve years old, and his patterns are popular throughout the West. He came up with this fly more than a decade ago during a late-night tying session: . . .

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Photos: A Champion NHL Player Spends a Day on the Water with Lord Stanley


Written by: Phil Monahan


Former Los Angleles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell spent his time with the Stanley Cup on a backcountry trip to British Columbia’s Pitt River yesterday. There’s a man who knows how to. . .

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