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.

Take the Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 04.25.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

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Welcome to another edition of our trivia challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. Guess what? I’m ba-a-a-ck. I know that many of you have enjoyed Tom’s quizzes over the last few weeks, but now it’s time to return to our regularly scheduled program. This week’s quiz has a couple of hard ones, a couple of easy one, and then the rest will separate the men and women from the boys and girls.

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Video: “River Monsters” Episode Focuses on Jungle Tarpon


Written by: Phil Monahan

On this week’s episode of “River Monsters,” on Animal Planet, host Jeremy Wade ventures deep into Nicaragua to fly-fish for tarpon in the jungle. As you can tell from the trailer above, he’s a little trepidatious about battling one of these big, powerful fish from water level, sitting in an inflatable raft.

The show airs next on. . .

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Photos: An Anniversary Permit

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This gorgeous permit was the perfect way to celebrate one year of marriage.

photo by Kristin Kovalik

A year ago, my wife and I were married on the beach at sunrise in Tulum, Mexico. To celebrate our one-year anniversary, we decided to make the trip back. We had a lot of beach time planned, and penciled in a few hours for some. . .

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Tuesday Tip: How to Make the Basic Overhead Cast


Written by: Phil Monahan


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This week, I thought it would be a good idea to review the basic overhead cast, as many of us have gotten rusty over the winter. Even experienced casters will get some valuable tips from master casting instructor Pete Kutzer. By popular request, we have also combined all of Pete’s casting tips into one chapter on the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, so. . .

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Video: The Best of UK Fly Fishing


Written by: Phil Monahan

UK Fly Fishing from Matt Dunkinson Photography on Vimeo.

Last Friday, as part of the 2013 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, we hosted the first annual Down the Hatch Fishing Festival. The event featured live music, the opportunity to test-cast Orvis rods, booths from vendors and conservation organizations, and lots more. The grand finally was a film festival at the historic Wilma Theatre. One of the featured films was this killer look at some of the. . .

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Video: Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Orvis Guide, Lodge, and Outfitter Awards!


Written by: Kathleen Moore

For more than twenty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges Outfitters and Guides (ELOG) program. The winners of this year’s awards were announced at a ceremony during the 2013 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana on April 20. We posted the full list of nominees last week, and now we are proud to recognize the winners!

Orvis Vice Chairman Dave Perkins and VP, Rod & Tackle, Sporting Adventures Jim Lepage go over each deserving winner in the video above…

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