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.

Classic Pro Tip: The ONE Thing You Can Do to Become a Better Fly Fisherman in the New Year

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips

You don’t have to cast as well as the late, great instructor Bill Cairns. . .but it sure wouldn’t hurt.

A year is ending and a new one begins. Like most people, I look back and reflect on what the previous year has taught me or what insights I might have gleaned from all my time guiding. I . . .


Photo of the Day: A Face Any Angler Could Love

Written by: Phil Monahan

Fresh from the sea, even a relatively small Atlantic salmon gives an angler all he can handle.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Here’s another cool shot from my week at the Norwegian Flyfisher’s Club, on Norway’s Gaula River two summers ago. (Check out the full story of my Norway adventure here.) Angler John . . .


Podcast: Trouble in the Everglades—An Interview with Capt. Mike Connor

Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Mike Connor scans the water from his poling platform.
Photo via Facebook

This podcast is an interview with an old friend and fishing buddy, Capt. Mike Connor of Mike is a fishing guide whose livelihood has been threatened by the inaction . . .