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.

Video: “Buffalo Brothers” in the Ozarks


Written by: Phil Monahan

About 90 percent of the media you see about fly fishing in Arkansas involves a huge dam and giant tailwater trout. Here’s a great, 11½-minute video that focuses on the “authentic Ozark . . .

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Photos: November in the Colorado Rockies

Written by: Jon Hill


Tom shows off a sweet rainbow (cutbow?) that warmed up the morning.
Photos by Jon Hill

My friend Tom and I decided to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather here in Colorado this a couple weekends ago and headed into the Rocky Mountains for a morning on . . .

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Classic Story and Photos: Discovering an Epic Urban Fishery


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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Meet the Winner of Our Battenkill Disc Reel Giveaway!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Karry Dohlen shows off a rainbow caught during a float trip on the Tuckaseegee River in western North Carolina.
Photo courtesy Karry Dohlen

More than 3,500 people entered our recent Battenkill Disc Reel Giveaway, but only one could be our randomly chosen winner: Karry Dohlen of Columbus, Ohio. For his prize, Karry chose a . . .

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Classic Video and Story: The Art of a Deer-Hair Master


Written by: Phil Monahan

Pat Cohen’s deer-hair patterns, such as this duckling imitation, mix art and fishability.
Photo by Zach Goldstein/Bloomberg

For many of us, our first attempt to tie a Muddler Minnow was when we came face-to-face with the frustration of trying to spin deer hair on a slippery hook shank. For a novice tier, or even. . .

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