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.

Guys and Dolls: How to Match the Hendrickson Hatch(es)

Written by: Ted Fauceglia


The female dun is lighter and larger than the male, and the trout will often key on one or the other.
All photos by Ted Fauceglia

For the ardent dry-fly angler, the advent of the spring trout-fishing season stirs feelings of anticipation like nothing else. Sure, dredging weighted stonefly nymphs and Woolly Buggers through winter’s . . .

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Pro Tips: Keys to a Successful First Bonefish Trip


Written by: Phil Monahan

This South Andros bonefish was the result of lessons learned in Belize years earlier.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Anyone who reads fly-fishing magazines and websites knows that the bonefish is one of the real prestige species for saltwater anglers, but, despite the fact that I edited one of those magazines, I’d never even seen a bonefish in person until about a dozen years ago. My whole fly-fishing. . .

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Photos: Wild Beauties of the Laurel Highlands II


Written by: Phil Monahan

This native Laurel Highlands brook trout was lit up with color.
Photos by Vincent Piasecke

Back in October, reader Vincent Piasecke sent us a batch of great photos from the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, and it turns out that his winter fishing has been pretty good, too. . . .

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Classic Pro Tip: Stretch for Success


Written by: Phil Monahan

Line that’s been on a reel for a while develops coils that make casting more difficult.
Photo by Phil Monahan

If you haven’t been out fishing for a few months, weeks, or even days, chances are that your line has settled into a series of coils from being on your reel for so long. When you peel line off. . .

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Pro Tips: Fishing Montana’s Smaller Trout Streams

Written by: The Staff of Montana Angler


It’s not the Madison or the Yellowstone, but streams like this offer great fly fishing for trout.
All photos courtesy Montana Angler

As the winter snow flies in Montana, it is easy for the mind to wander to warmer days spent exploring the intimate streams that we fly anglers hold near and dear to our hearts. Perhaps a sense of . . .

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