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.

EPA Announces That It Will Consider Blocking Pebble Mine


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Today’s announcement is another victory in the battle to stop Pebble Mine, but the war isn’t over.
Photo by Pat Clayton

Two days ago, we asked you to send an email to the Environmental Protection Agency, asking that the agency use its authority to protect Bristol Bay from the dangers proposed by Pebble Mine. Today, the EPA announced today that it is invoking its authority under the Clean Water Act to determine whether it should. . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.28.14


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 light selection this week, just ten videos, but there is some great cinematography and editing on display. I think we’re in the late-winter doldrums, as folks in the Northern Hemisphere anticipate. . .

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Angling Art: “Along the Delaware, Spring” by Galen Mercer


Written by: Phil Monahan

“Along the Delaware, Spring,” Oil on Canvas, 2013
by Galen Mercer

Artist Galen Mercer lives along the Battenkill in West Arlington, Vermont. Canadian by birth, he’s the grandson of two painters and the son of another, so it’s kind of in his blood. Here’s what he had to say about. . .

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TU Asks Anglers to Tell the EPA to Protect Bristol Bay


Written by: Phil Monahan

The fight to save the salmon of Bristol Bay could take a big step forward if the EPA invokes the Clean Water Act.
Photo by Pat Clayton

Today, Trout Unlimited sent out an action alert to its members, calling on them to send an email or letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, asking her to start a Clean Water Act 404(c) process in Bristol Bay immediately. Sending the email is ridiculously easy: All you have to do is. . .

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Photos: Zen and the Art of Salvelinus Fontinalis


Written by: Phil Monahan

Wild brook trout are well worth the hike in to headwaters streams.
All photos by Mike Jennette

Reader Mike Jennette caught this sweet, 9.5-inch wild brook trout last month in Mitchell County, North Carolina. He was casting a size 10 Olive Woolly Bugger in a crystal-clear, upper-elevation tributary of the. . .

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Video: How to Strip Peacock Quills Faster and Easier


Written by: Phil Monahan

Stripped peacock quills create beautiful segmented bodies on a variety of fly patterns.

Instead of a step-by-step lesson that teaches you how to tie a specific pattern, this week’s video from Tightline Productions shows you how to make your own stripped peacock quills, which you can use to create a variety of patterns, such as the. . .

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