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.

Photo of the Day: Cassie’s Monster Redband

Written by: Darren Roe, Roe Outfitters


That’s a trophy rainbow trout anywhere in the world, but it’s from Oregon.
Photo courtesy Roe Outfitters

Cassie caught the largest trout of her life while fishing a remote section of the Klamath River. This giant redband rainbow ate a size 14 natural Bird’s Nest—or as we all know it, a. . .

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Video: New Episode of “Sight Casts,” Fly-Fishing Videos for the Deaf by Guide Bryan Eldredge


Written by: Phil Monahan

Falcon’s Ledge guide Bryan Eldredge has appeared many times on this blog—as a Trout Bum of the Week, as wielder of a hot-dog fork, and as a guide extraordinaire. When he isn’t guiding, Bryan is a professor of Deaf Studies at Utah Valley University, and he’s. . .

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Classic Tuesday Video Tip: How to Make a Steeple cast

Written by: Peter Kutzer, Orvis Fly-Fishing Schools

During the high water of the early season, anglers often find themselves backed up close to shore, which limits room for the backcast. In this lesson, I’ll show you how to make a “steeple cast,” in which you shoot the backcast high above the obstacles behind you, and. . .

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Photo of the Day: Beast from the East, But Do You Know What It Is?


Written by: Phil Monahan

That’s a trophy fish anywhere in the world, but it came from New Hampshire’s Connecticut River.
Photo courtesy Lopstick Outfitters

Greg Inglis—who guides at Lopstick Outfitters in Pittsburg, New Hampshire—sent in this photo of a serious slab he caught while stripping streamers below Murphy Dam, on the. . .

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Orvis Trout Bum of the Week XXVII: Jon Hill


Written by: Phil Monahan

Colorado angler Jon Hill with a stunning high-country cutthroat trout.
All photos courtesy Jon Hill

Jon Hill lives in Littleton, Colorado and works in the digital-graphics field. But he spends almost all his spare time chasing trout in the high country, and his photos have been featured many. . .

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A Westerner Masters Eastern Ways at the 2014 “One Bug” on the Delaware

Written by: Jess McGlothlin


This Montana girl was able to streamer up an award-winning brown trout during the One Bug over the weekend.
Photo by Scott Noyes

I’m a Montana kid. That’s the long and short of it. In January, when I moved to Vermont to work with Orvis, I knew I’d miss my home rivers. That was a given. And it was a long, cold winter. There have been a. . .

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