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 Pro Tip: How to Cast to Trout in Tight Quarters


Written by: Phil Monahan

The key to fishing tight spots is to limit the amount of line you have on the water.
Photo by Phil Monahan

This time of year, I spend a lot of time on small mountain streams, where the trout lies are surrounded by vegetation, rocks, and different kinds of current. In this video, Kent Klewein of. . .

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Photos: A Father-Son Fishing Adventure in Manitoba

Written by: Stu Thompson


I’d be all smiles, too, if I’d landed a fat brownie like that!
Photo by Kevin Thompson

My son, Kevin, and I got out one long weekend in May for our yearly father-and son-fishing trip. We went up to Duck Mountain Provincial Park and had some really good fishing, even though. . .

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Photo: Glorious Persian Rainbow


Written by: Phil Monahan

That’s a healthy rainbow trout from a country not known for its fly-fishing culture.
Photo courtesy Naser Derakhshan

At the end of last summer, we posted about fly fishing in the mountains of Iran (see Part I and Part II). This morning, our new Persian friend, Naser Derakhshan of Fly Fishing Club Shahrekord, . . .

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Video: Seasons on Colorado Trout Waters


Written by: Phil Monahan

Back in March, we posted the trailer for a film by Max Rhulen, a Colorado photographer/filmmaker who is already pretty accomplished for a high-school student. Here’s the finished five-minute. . .

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Photos: “Pleasure Casting” for Pike in Colorado

Written by: Patrick B. Blackdale, Willowfly Anglers at Three Rivers Resort


Taylor Park Reservoir is gorgeous in the early season, with snow-capped peaks all around.
Photos by Patrick B. Blackdale

Mid-May is a great time of year to search for pike on Taylor Park Reservoir in central Colorado. Sometimes, however, the trip ends up being more about double-haul practice. Either way, . . .

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Photos of the Day: Drunk and Disorderly Pike

Written by: Kubie Brown, Orvis Manchester


Kubie Brown is all smiles, as he holds a 40+-inch northern pike from Upstate New York.
Photos courtesy Kubie Brown

Every year, I head up to the Adirondacks with my brother and my buddy, Justin, to hunt the ponds, lakes, and rivers of the region for big post-spawn northern pike. In the past, we’ve found that. . .

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