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.

Get ready for Carp Throw Down 2016!

Written by: Conway Bowman


This is the prize, a wary, sometimes picky “trash fish” that’s a challenge for any angler.
Photo courtesy Conway Bowman

Hey carp fly-rod freaks! Get your hoppers and dry flies ready for 4th annual Lake Henshaw Carp Throw Down, which will be held on May 21, 2016. The CTD has evolved into the warmwater. . .

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Photos: The Peacocks (and more) of Colombia

Written by: Trent Jones, Orvis Bethesda


The author shows off a beautiful Rio Bita speckled peacock bass.
Photos courtesy Trent Jones

I just got back from a 10-day trip to Colombia, where I split my time between Bogota and the Rio Bita, a minor tributary to the Rio Orinoco, which lies on the border between Colombia and. . .

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Photo of the Day: Meat. . .It’s What’s for Dinner


Written by: Phil Monahan

Guide Todd Everts surveys his impressive streamer collection on the Missouri just below Craig, Montana.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Guide Todd Everts of PRO Outfitters has been guiding on the Missouri for a quarter century, so he knows a thing or two about what the trout like to eat. In spring, that’s often streamers. . .

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