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.

Save the Date for the 2015 Orvis Guide Rendezvous and Down the Hatch Fishing Festival in Missoula

Written by: Phil Monahan

The Down the Hatch Festival is open to all anglers.
Photo by Kathleen Moore

Guides and anglers: block out April 23-25, 2015 on your calendar and start checking travel prices because the Orvis Guide Rendezvous (open to all guides) and the Down the Hatch Fishing. . .


Photo of the Day: The Belle of the Ball

Written by: Capt. Jason Sullivan, Rising Tide Charters

Orvis’s Tyler Atkins looks pleased with this hard-won Florida redfish.
Photo by Capt. Jason Sullivan

The Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association hosts the Annual Swamp Guides Ball Fishing Tournament and Auction out of Islamorada, Florida. The event is an all-release snook, redfish, . . .


Pro Tips: Smallmouths as a Gateway to Muskies, Part II

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips

The visual aspect of muskie fishing can be both exhilarating and frustrating.
Photo by Kip Vieth

The main reason I was drawn to smallmouth bass and the main reason they are still my favorite fly rod fish is that my clients and I get to see 90 percent of their eats. There is still nothing like. . .


Video: What Could You Do with 1,000 Miles of New 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

The Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles Campaign is an ongoing project to reconnect streams across the U.S., creating miles of spawning habitat and fishable water. Here’s a great video that explains why. . .