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.

Josh DeSmit: Capturing Chaos, Detail, and Beauty


Written by: Phil Monahan

“Rise, Cutty, Rise!”—Spray paint, oil-based paint pen, stained wood• 20in x 20in • 2013
All artwork by Josh DeSmit

Josh DeSmit is an artist caught between two worlds. He likes to say that he grew up a cidiot (“city” + “idiot”) in the Minneapolis area, but was blessed with the retreat of his family’s. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XLVII: KynsLee Scott


Written by: Phil Monahan

A native Montanan, Kynslee makes her office in the seat of a drift boat.
Photo by Tim Linehan

KynsLee Scott (“Kyns” to her friends) is an instructor and guide for Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana. You may recognize her from some Orvis catalog shots, and she’s the face. . .

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Photo of the Day: Last-Day Permit in Belize

Written by: Frank Conlon


Some casting lessons and practice enabled Frank to catch his first permit in Belize.
Photo courtesy Frank Conlon

My final day at El Pescador started with some dramatic winds and an overcast sky. Donning our rain gear, my guide, Hilberto, headed up north to Chico National Park. After entering the park, . . .

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Photo of the Day: Beginner’s Luck Cutthroat

Written by: KynsLee Scott, Blackfoot River Outfitters


After just a couple minutes of her very first float trip, Blair landed this sweet Montana cutthroat.
Photo by KynsLee Scott

This was Blair’s first time ever in a boat, in Montana, and casting a fly rod. She did great, and it was a treat to have her in my drift boat! Less than 100 yards from the put-in—after I had. . .

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