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.

Photos: Week Three of Our “20 September Days” Contest


Written by: Phil Monahan

Day 15: When the crowds disappear after labor day, our local State Park turns into a great bass fishery.

It’s Day 21 of our “20 September Days” Photo Contest, which means that we are coming into the home stretch of our challenge. The last week was tough for me, so I’ve fallen off the pace a bit; . . .

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Ask the Experts: What is the Most Common Fly-Fishing Mistake?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Knowing how to cast is important, but so is knowing when to stop casting and start fishing.
Photo by Sandy Hays

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: . . .

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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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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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Pro Tips: An Introduction to Trout-Spey Fishing

Written by: Andrew Grillos, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


Sometimes, big water calls for a way to cover more water.
Photos by Andrew Grillos

A fun and effective method of trout fishing is the down-and-across streamer or wet fly swing, and the popularity of trout-Spey fishing in Montana has grown exponentially over the last few years. The . . .

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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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