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.

Video: Scientists Discover Amazing New Information on Where and How Bonefish Spawn


Written by: Phil Monahan

[Editor’s note: As popular as it is with sportsmen, the bonefish has been somewhat of a mystery to science, which still seeks some basic information about the fish’s life cycle and distribution. The fact that there is no commercial market for the species in this country means that the research dollars have been hard to come by. But recently, scientists working with. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XVI: Pat Kane


Written by: Phil Monahan

Pat Kane (left) shows off a brown trout caught by Orvis’s Steve Hemkens on the Blackfoot River.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Pat Kane has been a fly-fishing guide in western Montana since the mid 1990s. For several years, he also guided in South America during the Montana off-season. (In 2002, The Missoulian ran a story on. . .

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Photo of the Day: A Guide’s Personal-Best Steelhead


Written by: Phil Monahan

Longtime Great Lakes guide Greg Senyo and his (then) biggest steelie ever, a 17-pounder.
Photo courtesy Greg Senyo

A couple years ago, Greg Senyo of Steelhead Alley Outfitters took his biggest steelhead ever, estimated at 17 pounds, and the smile on his face suggests he was. . .

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Friday Film Festival: Friggatriskaidekaphobia Edition! 12.13.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to a new Friday the Thirteenth special edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. I love when I get to use the slasher-film inspired graphic above, a creation of. . .

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Museum Piece: Lefty Kreh’s First Fly Reel


Written by: Phil Monahan

Lefty Kreh improved his line drag by cutting a thumb insert in his first fly reel, this Pflueger Medalist.
Photo by Sara Wilcox

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is located right next to the Orvis Flagship store in Manchester, Vermont. The folks from the museum will be sharing many of the. . .

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