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.

Museum Pieces: Flies So Good They’re Scary

Written by: Peter Nardini, American Museum of Fly Fishing


The Ghost, one of the beautifully dressed flies in Mary Orvis Marbury’s display from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
Photos courtesy AMFF

In honor of All Hallow’s Eve, we have come up with a few historic fly patterns from our collection with some spooky monikers. . . .

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Photos: Discovering an Epic Urban Fishery II


This 22-inch brown lived where you wouldn’t expect it: under a raft of trash in an urban river.
Photos by Matt Dickstein

The summer before last, my family moved to an old New England mill town, and in doing so I gave up my beautiful freestone stream for a badly degraded, silted and channelized post-industrial. . .

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Photos: A Trio of Autumn Trout In New England


Written by: Phil Monahan

This Farmington River brown blends in well with the downed leaves.
All photo by Aimee Savard

Editor’s note: Aimee Savard of Tight Loops sent me these cool photos, along with a note: These images were shot this month, over several trips we took to rivers around. . .

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Pro Tips: Keys to a Successful First Bonefish Trip


Written by: Phil Monahan

This South Andros bonefish was the result of lessons learned in Belize years earlier.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Anyone who reads fly-fishing magazines and websites knows that the bonefish is one of the real prestige species for saltwater anglers, but, despite the fact that I edited one of those magazines, I’d never even seen a bonefish in person until about a dozen years ago. My whole fly-fishing. . .

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Photos: Brown Trout and Orange Dogs on the Watauga

Written by: Ed Felker, Dispatches from the Potomac


There were no monsters on the day, but the browns were healthy and beautiful.
Photo by Ed Felker

During the planning phase of this trip, which started over eight months ago, I knew I wanted to fish with veteran guide Patrick Fulkrod. Patrick was named the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year and has worked hard to earn the reputation as “The Man” in the area of Tennessee’s. . .

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