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: A Boy’s First-Time-Out Lunker

Written by: Rob Woodruff, Woodruff Guide Service


I think young Spencer is happy, and his dad looks mighty proud.
Photo by Rob Woodruff

Eight-year-old Spencer’s dad, Erick, has been a customer of mine for 18 years, and I have taken his older brother and sister on their first fly-fishing trips. This was Spencer’s first time. I had them. . .

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Tie and Fish Tandem Rigs


Written by: Phil Monahan

The classic “hopper-dropper” is but one option for fishing two flies in tandem.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Although multi-fly rigs have been around for centuries and have always remained popular in Europe, fishing more than one pattern was nearly a forgotten science in this country until. . .

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Casting for Recovery Brings Inspiration to Lawyer’s Canyon

Written by: Karen Syron, Flying B Ranch


Casting for Recovery staffers pair attendees with theor “river helpers” on Day One.
Photos courtesy Flying B Ranch

Fly-fishing is therapy for a lot of us. Casting a line, immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature…it’s good for the soul. For women battling breast cancer, the sport is therapy on the . . .

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