Wanna Catch Bonefish in Cuba with Tom Rosenbauer?


The bonefish flats of Cuba are pristine, and the fish are relatively unpressured.
Photos courtesy Orvis Travel

Expansive, rarely-fished saltwater flats. World-class bonefishing with shots at tarpon and permit. Delicious, home-cooked meals. Vibrant culture. Warm, welcoming people. Illuminating . . .

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The Orvis Job Wall 11.07.2017


The view from Orvis HQ in southwestern Vermont is inspiring (although sometimes also distracting).
Photo via the Orvis Webcam

Welcome to the Orvis Job Wall, where we update you periodically on the opportunities to be a part of the Orvis team. If you read this blog regularly, you’re probably already aware of what a great . . .

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Video: How to Tie Hair Wings, Part 1

Dry-fly patterns such as the Royal Wulff and the Humpy float well, are easy to see, and catch a ton of trout. What separates these flies from other dries are that the wings are made of hair, rather . . .

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Pro Tip: How to Carry Two Rigged Rods on the Water

Written by: Travis Young


By sliding the butt section of the second rod through the sling-pack strap, Travis can cover water more quickly.
Photo courtesy Travis Young

I’ve been carrying two fully rigged rods with me while I fish—a nymphing set up and a streamer setup. Which rods I carry depends on the time of year, of course. Now the trick I’ve found is. . .

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Win a 6-Weight H3 in Our “Best of 2017” Photo Contest!


The 9-foot 6-weight is the latest addition to the lineup, and it’s available in both D (distance) and F (feel) models.

On Saturday, Vermont’s regular trout season ended, which means that everyone around here is slightly depressed and is reliving the highlights of their year on the water. To make ourselves . . .

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New Issue of Tail Is Online Now

Issue number 32 of tail flyfishing magazine offers something for everyone who loves saltwater fly fishing. In this issue, there are some killer articles, including Pat Ford writing about Key West . . .

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Why Do Clothes Shrink?

There’s no single reason clothing shrinks, but the simplest answer may be as close as the label in your favorite top. It all depends on fabrics, washing methods, and drying temperatures. . . .

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