Tag Archives: fly-fishing destinations

Norway’s River of Gold: The Atlantic Salmon of the Gaula


Written by: Phil Monahan

The salmon caught on the Gaula are often just hours out of the salt, sporting sea lice on their gill plates.
Photo by Sandy Hays

As we all know, but may be loath to admit, luck is a vital component of success in nearly every fly-fishing situation. The concept is so ingrained in the consciousness of every angler, in fact, that. . .

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Meet the Winners of the 2018 Orvis-Endorsed Awards!


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is the easy part of being a guide: Josh Duchateau of Firehole Ranch shares in success on the Madison River. But there is so much more work, behind the scenes and on the water, that makes for a magical day.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Each year, for thirty-two years, the Orvis Company has recognized excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). These . . .

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Photos: Business-Trip Bones in The Bahamas

Written by: Dan Davala, Orvis Travel


Conditions on South Andros look pretty perfect for Dan’s pre-conference check-in.
Photos courtesy Dan Davala

I had to be in Nassau, The Bahamas, for a conference today, so I flew in a few days early to swing by a couple of our Orvis Endorsed Lodges on South Andros Island. I managed a nice DIY . . .

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Video: Hang Tight in Slovenia


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a great trailer for an upcoming film–from Brothers on the Fly, a German/Swedish filmmaking team, and Matt Calderaro of Soca Cowboy–about one man’s Quixotic quest to catch a marble . . .

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5 Things You Need to Know about Travel to Cuba

Written by: Sarah Thies, Manager of Orvis Travel


Cuba’s pristine flats, stunning fish, and experienced guides are still welcoming American visitors.

If you’ve been thinking about visiting Cuba, you’re probably aware that the federal government has just announced a new policy that features tougher restrictions on American travelers. This has . . .

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Pro Tips: An Angler’s Guide to Argentina

Written by: Jeremy Kehrein, Sporting Travel Program Manager for Orvis Adventures


An angler casts on Rio Chimehuin, as the volcano Lanin looms in the background.
Photo courtesy San Huberto Lodge

Asked to create a hierarchy of fly-fishing dream destinations, many anglers would put Argentina up at the top. Since the late 1950s, when Joe Brooks first wrote about the rivers of Patagonia in. . .

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Finding Solitude, and Trout, on Yellowstone’s “Less-Fished” Waters

Written by: Brian La Rue


The Lewis River below the falls offers fine fishing, but with quite a few spectators.
All photos courtesy brain LaRue

I love Yellowstone and all it offers. Before starting a family, my wife and I would go to the park early and late in the season. Now with a couple school-age kids, vacation windows are more limited, so we find ourselves joining the herds of summer vacations each year. But you. . .

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Check Out the Winners of the 2017 Orvis-Endorsed Awards!


Written by: Phil Monahan

A guide’s work is never done. Here, Ivan Tarin of Salvelinus Lodge prepares to net a big rainbow trout.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Each year, the Orvis Company recognizes excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). Representatives from several categories . . .

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Pro Tips: My Top 5 Montana Rivers for Spring Fishing

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


The nymph fishing on the Missouri River can be spectacular in spring.
Photo by Todd Everts

Early Spring (late March thru early May) is the most underrated time of year to fish in Montana. The trout are hungry after a long winter and have not seen a fly in months. Low water levels . . .

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Check Out the Nominees for the 2017 Orvis Endorsed Awards!


Written by: Phil Monahan

2015 Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide of the Year (East): Brown Hobson, based in Asheville, North Carolina.
Photo courtesy Brown Hobson

For more than thirty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides program. The winners of . . .

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