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 of the Day: Young Guns and Steel

Written by: Alberto Rey 


Croix adopts a “cool guy” pose with his first steelhead.
All photos by Alberto Rey

Here are some images from my guide trip this weekend with a couple boys from Naples, Florida, who landed their first steelhead. Gregory and Croix were already wonderful casters and could. . .

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Classic Photo Essay: Tarpon from a Stand-Up Paddleboard in Mexico


Written by: Phil Monahan

Michelle Bowman is all smiles as she holds the first tarpon she’s ever caught from her SUP
Photo by Conway Bowman

Last week, we posted a great photo of Michelle Woo Bowman (a.k.a. “Mishfish”) fighting a juvenile tarpon from her stand-up paddleboard in Mexico. Today, we got access to the whole series. . .

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Photos from OGR Day 3: Freezing on Flint Creek


Written by: Phil Monahan

I finally discovered the highly imitative streamer that the fish (at least this one) were looking for.
Photos by Phil Monahan

The 2015 Orvis Guide Rendezvous was in full swing yesterday, but I had a little time to get out on the water with my friend, and former Trout Bum of the Week, Lisa Savard again. Since most of. . .

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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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