Author Archives: Phil Monahan

Pro Tips: How to Catch the Last of a Hatch by “Scumlining”


Written by: Phil Monahan

That black circle at the tip of the arrow is a trout feeding on cripples and spent flies.

When the hatch is over and you’re no longer seeing bugs on the water, one way to prolong dry-fly fishing is to find those places where crippled and spent insects collect. As they say, “foam is. . .

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Win a $100 Gift Card in Our #FallOrvisDays Instagram Photo Contest


Written by: Phil Monahan

  View this post on Instagram   Fishing with the locals in the Lamar Valley is an amazing experience! #orvisadventures #yellowstonenationalpark Photo: @sbergervt A post shared by Orvis Fly Fishing (@orvisflyfishing) on Jul 21, 2018 at 7:29am PDT We’re celebrating #FallOrvisDays with a great photo contest on Instagram. The themes of this year’s event are […]

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Photo Essay: The Brown Trout of the Spanish Pyrenees


Written by: Phil Monahan

This dark, gorgeous beast fell for a small blue-winged olive imitation right a dusk. Look at those spots!
All photos by Sandy Hays

One of the difficult things about going on a fly-fishing expedition with a photographer is that you end up with many more great images than you can use in a single magazine or blog story, . . .

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Action Alert: Help Us Outfit Rescuers in the Carolinas


Written by: Phil Monahan

Marines work to clear a road and powerlines in the aftermath of Hurrican Florence.
Marine Corps photo by Lance Corporal Damaris Arias

Thankfully, Hurricane Florence did not come ashore with the powerful winds that many feared, but it did produce a massive storm surge and has continued to dump an insane amount of water on . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Fish the “Terrestrial Drop”


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is a great time of year to fine-tune your fly-fishing terrestrial game. In this week’s Master Class Monday, Dave and Amelia Jensen share some tips on making a realistic, subtle presentation . . .

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