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. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fly Fish California Beaches

Written by: Nathan Cook, Fishing Manager of Orvis San Jose


Barred Surf Perch are the dominant species on the coast.
All photos by Nathan Cook

Living and working in Silicon Valley means two things: enjoying the sun for 300 days per year and longing to get to the mountains on my favorite trout streams, about 3-hours away. While those. . .

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Classic Story: Reading Between the Lines


Written by: Phil Monahan

Former colleague Eric Rickstad with a nice brown from the [REDACTED] River in Montana.
Photo by Phil Monahan

A few years ago, Eric Rickstad and I made plans to go to Montana in late April for the Orvis Western Guide Rendezvous. As soon as our travel plans were finalized, Eric started talking . . .

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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. . .

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