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: Spring Fling on the Clark Fork

Written by: Phil Monahan

A gorgeous April day and a beautiful Montana cutthroat are reasons to celebrate.
Photo courtesy Tim Linehan

Tim Linehan—of Linehan Outfitting Company in Troy, Montana (and former Trout Bum of the Week and 2013 Orvis-endorsed Guide of the Year)—sent in this shot of a client’s sweet. . .


Photo of the Day: Gus the Trout-Loving Dog

Written by: Dylan Tucker, Tucker Fly Fishing

Gus photo-bombs Jayme Erickson’s photo with a Bitterroot rainbow.
Photo by Dylan Tucker

Being a boat dog is hard work. You’ve got to keep from getting tangled in line, you’ve got to avoid jumping up on an open fly box, and you never even get to cast. Every time you meet a nice. . .


Photos of the Day: Young Guns and Steel

Written by: Alberto Rey 

Croix adopts a “cool guy” pose with his first steelhead.
All photos by Alberto Rey

Here are some images from my guide trip this weekend with a couple boys from Naples, Florida, who landed their first steelhead. Gregory and Croix were already wonderful casters and could. . .


Classic Photo Essay: Tarpon from a Stand-Up Paddleboard in Mexico

Written by: Phil Monahan

Michelle Bowman is all smiles as she holds the first tarpon she’s ever caught from her SUP
Photo by Conway Bowman

Last week, we posted a great photo of Michelle Woo Bowman (a.k.a. “Mishfish”) fighting a juvenile tarpon from her stand-up paddleboard in Mexico. Today, we got access to the whole series. . .