Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.31.18


Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we’ve got a dozen videos, with a . . .

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The 2018 “20 Days in September” Contest Starts Tomorrow!


Last year’s winning photo, by Delano Jennings, was a study in reflections and textures.
Photo by Delano Jennings

For anglers who spend the summer chasing different fish species in rivers, lakes, and saltwater, the advent of fall can seem bittersweet. Back in 2015, to ensure that we make the most of the late . . .

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Pro Tips: Bill Tapply’s Top 10 Basic Flies

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply fishes a Western spring creek.
Photo courtesy williamgtapply.com

Ever since I hung up my vest in favor of a pack, out of deference to my creaky back, I’ve carried just two fly boxes with me. One box I load up with imitations of what I expect to encounter. . .

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Photo and Story: A Summer Steelhead on a Mouse Pattern


Baptiste had come a long way to catch such a stunning fish on a mouse pattern.
Photo by Devon Carr

As fly fishers, we often believe that we deserve a fish. Perhaps you deserve that fish because you made so many great casts and drifts. or you believe that your bad luck is due to run out. This . . .

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Video: Chasing Trout with Maddie Brenneman

Here’s another great video from BeAlive, featuring Colorado fishing guide Maddie Brenneman. Here, she reflects on the lessons only a river can teach as she pursues her passion to catch and . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXVII: Phoebe Bean


Phoebe Bean with a gorgeous Bitterroot brown caught last fall.
Photo courtesy Fiona Bean

Phoebe Bean was an intern here at Orvis in the fall or 2014, and she has written a bunch of posts for this blog. (Scroll to the bottom for a full list.) As you’ll read, she caught the fly-fishing bug. . .

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