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: Everything You Need to Know to Fish the Bighorn


Written by: Phil Monahan

Galletta says that many anglers overlook the killer terrestrial fishing on the Bighorn.

Have you dreamed of fishing the famed Bighorn River in Montana? If you’re not from Big Sky country, traveling there to fish can be intimidating. How do you know what to expect the. . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.30.15


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to our latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week’s collection features 13 videos (second prime number in a row!) from around the world, with a couple super-shorties that show how to. . .

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Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase in Somerset a Success


As you can see, there were also plenty of men there to support the showcase and its goals.
Photo by Jess McGlothlin

With the success of last year’s Women’s Fly Fishing Round Table, The Fly Fishing Show sponsored a weekend-long Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase not far from the expo’s main floor in Somerset, . . .

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Fish Facts: Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Bluegills are often the “easy” fish anglers learn on, but the big ones can be mighty tough to fool.
Photo courtesy Lousiville Zoo via wikipedia

Most of us have an early memory of reeling in bluegills from a local pond, using just a worm or some equally homey bait. The fact that the species, Lepomis macrochirus, goes by many. . .

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