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.

Tuesday Tip: How to Determine the Right Leader Length


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Yesterday, someone posted this question to the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook page: “Hey guys, do I really need 8 feet of combined leader and tippet line?” Newer anglers are often not sure how long their leader should be for a specific situation, so. . .

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Photos of the Day: One-Piece Lone-Star Redfish


Written by: Phil Monahan

Capt. Bryan Robinson shows of a fine Texas redfish taken on the new one-piece Helios 2.
Photos courtesy Capt. Bryan Robinson,

The new Helios 2 one-piece rods are starting to make their way out on the water more and more, and the reviews have been nothing short of spectacular. Capt. Bryan Robinson—who guides for. . .

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Cutts and Ladders on Pyramid Lake


Written by: Phil Monahan

Gary Bonanno of Pyramid On-The-Fly Guide Service knows a thing or two about fishing on Pyramid.
Photo courtesy Gary Bonanno

Hang out on the shore of Nevada’s Pyramid Lake at dawn on a spring morning, and you might get the impression that there’s a construction site nearby. But the folks unloading stepladders from. . .

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Photo of the Day: A First Permit in Mexico


Written by: Phil Monahan

Robb Scott, who guides for WorldCast Anglers, landed this beauty in Mexico last week.
Photo Courtesy Robb Scott

Working as a guide for WorldCast Anglers in Idaho and Wyoming, Robb Scott has plenty of opportunities to catch big trout, but he had his sights set on something more elusive when. . .

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