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.

Trout Bum of the Week LVII: Brian Kozminski


Written by: Phil Monahan

Kozminski feels blessed by the miles and miles of quality water near his home in northern Michigan.
All photos courtesy Brian Kozminski

Brian Kozminski (or “Koz” to his buddies) is one of those guys I’ve been Facebook friends with for years but whom I’ve never met. It’s clear from our online relationship, however, that this is. . .

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UPDATE: Anglers Score a Victory on a New Zealand High-Country Stream

Written by: Dave Jensen, Jensen Fly Fishing


Pressure from the online fly-fishing community helped to save a New Zealand gem from destruction.
Video capture by Dave Jensen

Last March, we made a video about New Zealand’s Kakapo Brook and highlighted a petition that our friend Serge Bonnafoux had launched to kill the application to dam the stream for. . .

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Photos: Guides’ Day Out in the Land of Giants

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


The colors of the fall browns on the Missouri are deep and gorgeous.
All photos courtesy Montana Angler Fly Fishing

Here are some recent photos of a great day on Montana’s Missouri River chasing lake-run fish. Montana Angler guides Brian McGeehan, Hank Welles, Bill Buchbauer, and Doug Casey. . .

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“Bobber Wars,” Part Deux: The Truth Comes Out!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Deeter is a real sport to let Louis wind him up like this.
Photo via ginkandgasoline.com

Yesterday, we posted about a hot online debate between Kirk Deeter and Louis Cahill about the use of strike indicators—a.k.a. “bobbers”—in fly fishing. Well, it turns out that this whole. . .

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