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.

Photos: A Banner Birthday in Belize

Written by: Lance Peterson Arroyo , Belcampo Lodge

Simon and guide Scully celebrate a birthday permit to remember.
Photos courtesy Belcampo Lodge

Feeding a fly to a permit is a test worthy of any fly fisher, regardless of skill level. Considering the challenges involved, it’s no wonder why an angler’s first permit on a fly is a fish etched into. . .


Photo of the day: Sunset Rainbows in Utah

Written by: Dave Danley, Falcon’s Ledge

Not much time for photos when the fish are biting and the sun is setting.
Photo by Dave Danley

I had about 30 minutes to kill after work on Tuesday, so I fished one of the lakes near a Falcon’s Ledge. It was drizzling and the fish were sipping midge emergers, so I tied on a size 18 . . .


Photo of the Day: Scouting Trip Smallie Success

Written by: Phil Monahan

When your trout river is blown out, it’s time to see if anything else is biting.
Photo by Mike Canady

Mike Canady of Ellensburg Angler in Ellensburg, Washington, sent in this great photo of his fellow guide, Todd Fuchigami with a big fish and a big smile. The Yakima River was blown out, so. . .


The Arizona Wild Trout Challenge, Day One

Written by: Tyler Coleman

The bronze coloration of these beautiful rare native trout is something to behold.
Photo by Anastasia Coleman

I first heard of the Arizona Game and Fish Wild Trout Challenge while volunteering on a native-trout stocking expedition. We stocked a creek that had been destroyed by wild fires and had not. . .


Classic Tuesday Tip: Spring Fishing is Great, But Don’t Tread on Redds

Written by: Christ Strainer, Crosscurrents Fly Shop

Be on the lookout for rainbow trout redds when you are wading.
Photo by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, courtesy Chris Strainer

Spring has sprung on the calendar, and the rainbows are doing their thing at this time of year. That means some ornery trout, and with the water temps creeping up, feisty browns, as. . .