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.

Action Alert: Help Us Outfit Rescuers in the Gulf Coast


Written by: Phil Monahan

Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard move through flooded Houston streets as
floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise, Monday, August 28, 2017.
U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Zachary West

The magnitude of the flooding in southern Texas and Lousiana has shocked the nation, but we are also heartened by the bravery and dedication of both first-responders and private citizens who . . .

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Video Pro Tip: How to Fish Around Rocks and Logs


Written by: Phil Monahan

The “cushion” of water in front of a midstream rock is good holding water for trout.
Photo via howtoflyfish.orvis.com

In this excerpt from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, Tom Rosenbauer explains why fish are found in front of midstream rocks and logs as often as they are found behind such. . .

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Photos: Big Wyoming Cutthroats on the Swing

Written by: Kubie Brown


Swinging with a Spey rod for cutties is not a common strategy, but it works quite well.
Photo by Nathan Mackey

My buddy Nate and I went up to a secret location, called “Location X,” somewhere around Wyoming to try out our 5-weight Spey rods for some big trout. It worked out fairly well, as we swung up a . . .

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Ask the Experts: What Are Your Top 5 Fall Flies?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Angler Steven Meyer basks in incredible foliage on the Nantahala River in North Carolina.
Photo by Jimmy Harris, Unicoi Outfitters

A few months ago, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is: “What are . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Quickly Measure a Fish


Written by: Phil Monahan

To measure your arm, put your elbow against a wall, and then put the end of a tape measure against the wall.
Photo by Rachel Barlow

During my time as a guide, I learned quickly that most anglers have no idea how to gauge the size of a fish by sight. Two-thirds of my clients would look at a 12-incher and say, “Man, that’s gotta . . .

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