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.

Pro Tip: How to Fish High, Off-Color Water

Written by: Tim Linehan


Gerry shows off one of many trout that fell for a jigged nymph during high water.
Photo by by Tim Linehan

In the spring, daily conditions can change dramatically. Wednesday it’s cool, overcast, and the river is in great shape. Thursday you show up at the boat ramp to find that thunder storms in. . .

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Photos of the Day: Father-Son Time at the Trout Pond

Written by: Jon Hill


He hasn’t caught one himself, but five-year-old Brennon loves trout.
All photos by Jon Hill

Spring has gotten off to a great start here in Colorado, unlike the situation for some of my friends and family on the East Coast, where winter doesn’t want to end. To take advantage of the. . .

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Photos: Opening Weekend on the Emerald Isle

Written by: Paul Moinester


The brown trout were hungry after the long winter closure.
All photos by Paul Moinester

On the train back from Dundalk, I scanned through my photos from the last three days, amazed by how much water we had covered and how many fish we had brought to hand. It was opening weekend of trout season in the northeastern corner of the. . .

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Check out the Nominees for the 2014 Orvis Endorsed Awards!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Recent Trout Bum of the Week Tim Linehan of Troy, Montana, was 2013 Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year.

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 will be. . .

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