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.

Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.31.14


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. We have a great selection this week, seventeen videos focused on the Northern Hemisphere and mostly from North America. Interesting that there’s just one from New Zealand, Argentina, or . . .

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Photo of the Day: Monster Hawaiian Bonefish

Written by: Michael Divita, Deep Canyon Outfitters


You’d think two decades as a guide would make you immune to this kind of excitement,
but a big bonefish will do this to even a hardened veteran.
Photo courtesy Michael Divita

People pray for a number of different reasons: for sick people to get better, for safe travels to far away places, for a lottery ticket to be the Big Winner. Before our boat left the Kaunakakai Harbor on. . .

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Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 01.30.14


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is a real trout species. Which one isn’t?
Photo via Western Native Trout Initiative

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. This week, we’ve got a classic hodgepodge-style quiz, which covers a. . .

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Photo of the Day: Going Dutch for Big Pike


Written by: Phil Monahan

That’s a gorgeous pike that surely put a good bend in Kelvin Leenheer’s 10-weight.
Photo courtesy Kelvin Leenheer

I got a Facebook message the other day from Dutch angler Kelvin Leenheer. He’s one of the hundreds of Facebook friends I have whom I’ve never actually met, and it’s cool to have killer images like this just appear on my screen out of nowhere. Here’s the message that came with the photo: . . .

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Video: What is the Value of 1,000 Miles of Trout Habitat?


Written by: Phil Monahan

The more habitat opened to spawning, the more fish like this Bonneville cutthroat trout anglers can pursue.
photo courtesy Trout Unlimited

A couple weeks ago, we announced the recipients of 2014 Orvis Customer Matching Grants to Protect Nature, and on the list was the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles Campaign. Here’s a great video that. . .

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