Story and Photos: You Never Forget Your First Love


A native Vermont brook trout caught from a stream flowing out of the Green Mountains.
Photo by Phil Monahan

The first brook trout I ever saw was about three inches long, little bigger than a baitfish really. But the memory of that vision—of that glittering flash of color and light—remains sharply etched in my . . .

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We Love Dogs: Julia & Greta

We Love Dogs: Julia & Greta
Author Phil MonahanPosted on March 20, 2019Categories Uncategorized
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It’s “We Love Dogs” season at Orvis, so we’re highlighting some of our wonderful “working dogs”—those pups who come to the home office in Vermont every day. Today, meet Greta, recently adopted by Campaign Manager Julia

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Video: How to Tie the Tungsten Rainbow Dart

In the latest great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie a fly that’s a mash-up of three great Lance Egan patters: The Rainbow Warrior, Tungsten Surveyor, and Red Dart. The idea is to . . .

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Video: Glossy vs. Penetrating Finishes

Here, Tim explains when you want to use a glossy finish–one that stands out from the fly materials, and when you should go with a penetrating fish–one that soaks into the materials. The effects of each are quite different, . . .

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Photos and Story: Fishing Among Dragons

What if I told you of a mysterious place where dragons are real, fish strike with ferocity, and the islands shiver, amid the relentless heat of Indian Ocean sun? This is Indonesia—a nation made of more than 17,000 islands (no one knows the exact . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Choose the Right Nymph

One of the first things that a fly fisher learns is that matching the hatch is important. But how, exactly, do you do that–especially when there are no insects on the water’s surface? Here’s a two-part . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.15.19

Welcome to the another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This was a killer week for . . .

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