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: Young Dawson Rocks the Dry Flies


Written by: Phil Monahan

Streamers, schmreamers—Dawson was catching plenty of trout on dry flies last weekend.
Photo by John Herzer

Dawson Herzer—son of John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana—is already a skilled angler, at the tender age of eleven. (You might remember his awesome video casting. . .

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Photo: Get Lost in the Colors of a Brook Trout


Written by: Phil Monahan

How many different colors and shades can you see.
Photo by Steve Murray

Steve Murray—who owns and operates Riverkeep Lodge on the Atikonak River in remote Labrador—sent in this cool closeup of brook trout skin. As Steve puts it, “This is better than. . .

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Photos: The Birth of a Fly Fisherman

Written by: Preston Ailor


Not bad for a first fly-rod fish, although the rod-in-mouth look has to go.
Photo by Preston Ailor

Brent is already a good fisherman. But at lunchtime this winter, I talked about fly fishing so much that he decided he’d give it a try. I offered to let him borrow one of my back-up outfits, but he. . .

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Photo: Cold and Alone on the Madison. . .but Not Lonely


Written by: Phil Monahan

The rainbows on the Upper Madison were feeding heavily, despite the cold.
Photo by Maggie Mae Stone

Maggie Mae Stone—a guide at The Tackle Shop in Ennis, Montana, as well as a former Trout Bum of the Week—sent in this cool shot from a solo trip she made yesterday. Here’s her. . .

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