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 and Story: A Magical Bonefish Morning

Written by: Chris Lewis


Once you’ve brought the first big South Florida bonefish to hand, the rest of the day is gravy.
Photos by Chris Lewis

The day starts with a zero-dark-thirty launch of the canoe. The less light, the better the odds of a hook up, so you become familiar with the darkness quickly. You must pole aggressively to cover . . .

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Top 5 Fly-Casting Mistakes and How to Correct Them

Written by: Zach Matthews


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

Fly-casting is not easy. Like any skill worth knowing, casting expertise takes a long time to develop—in some cases years. The good news is that anglers pretty much make the same mistakes, and . . .

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Podcast: Late Summer Terrestrials, with Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff


Written by: Phil Monahan

Jenny on her new home water–Montana’s Rock Creek.
Photo courtesy Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff

This week I have the pleasure of interviewing Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff—the Orvis-endorsed Freshwater Guide of the Year for 2018. Jenny has recently relocated to Montana to run a lodge . . .

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Photos and Story: Colorado’s San Miguel in Summertime

Written by: Chuck Coolidge


Low, clear water can make for some great fly fishing–as long as things don’t get too low.
Photos by Chuck Coolidge

Last winter, Telluride, Colorado, received 54% less snow than it had the previous year (159 inches compared to 294 inches). That makes for a dry, dangerous fire season. It also makes for one of . . .

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How Do You Define Success on the Water?

Written by: Vince Puzick, Angler’s Covey


Is catching a fish more important than the other joys of being on the water?
Photos courtesy Angler’s Covey

What makes for a successful day on the water? A friend of mine shared some sage wisdom: a successful day on the river can be defined by how much fun the angler had. Sometimes I . . .

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