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.

A Chance to Win a Vintage Fishing Trailer and Support Casting for Recovery


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sweet Charity would look great parked on the banks of your favorite stream.
Photo via Sisters on the Fly

We have posted before about the organization Sisters on the Fly, an adventure club for women who travel by towing vintage trailers and enjoying all that the outdoors have to offer, including fly fishing. As their website attests: “It is all about the participating in outdoor adventures with. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Beadhead Psycho Prince Nymph


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Psycho Prince can be tied in a variety of color combinations.

Since the brown trout we featured earlier today was taken on a Psycho Prince Nymph, I figured we oughta check the pattern out. Californian Mike Mercer is one of the more prolific fly tiers in the country, and he has an astounding 42 patterns listed with. . .

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Photos: Big California Brown Trout from “Location X”

Written by: Mark Schaller, Orvis San Jose


It’s always gratifying when a difficult-to-access piece of water offers a big return on your investment.
Photo by Jack Golan

Fellow Orvis sales associate Jack Golan and I ventured out of the shop last week to scout a new section of water, which we suspected, might hold some big trout. We had picked up some nice fish on a smaller, more easily accessed part of this river earlier in the year and hoped the more. . .

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Tuesday Tip: How to Make a Downstream Dead Drift


Written by: Phil Monahan

One of my favorite fishing holes in Yellowstone National Park is just below the attraction called Mud Volcano, where the Yellowstone River flows over a ledge of volcanic rock into a very deep pool. (I don’t feel like I’m giving any secrets away here, since the stretch of river is so popular.) When blue-winged olives are hatching, huge cutthroats come to the surface to feed at the center of the pool, but because the pool is so large and so deep at the edges, there’s no way to cast to these fish from the bank or from. . .

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Photo of the Day: Sweet Yellowstone Brown Trout


Written by: Phil Monahan

The spots on this gorgeous Yellowstone brown are incredible.
Photo courtesy John McKinnie

John McKinnie, Fly-Fishing Manager at Lone Mountain Ranch, gave me a tour of the place when we stopped by Big Sky, Montana, a couple of weeks ago. In the course of chatting about the fishing, he told me about a. . .

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Photos: Double Trouble on the Lower Provo River

Written by Ryan Newman, Rocky Mountain Outfitters


The first fish photo came out fine, while we waited for the second trout.
Photo by Ryan Newman

Hooking up on a double is always exciting, but it can be nerve-racking for a guide. You suddenly have to make a lot of calculations that will determine what you do first. Whose fish is closer to being landed? Who really needs to land the fish more? Do I have enough time to land the first fish and. . .

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