Tag Archives: fly-fishing for permit

Podcast: Hunting for Permit, with Will Benson


Written by: Phil Monahan

Capt. Will Benson has spent years perfecting his permit tactics.
Photo courtesy Capt. Will Benson

This week, I have a chat with noted permit guide and film maker Capt. Will Benson. We discuss the idea of an angler as athlete, and how he and some of his clients prepare for big permit . . .

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Video: “Beyond the Horizon” (Full Version)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Rankin Jackson (right) guides Noah Thompson in the Keys to the East.

Beyond the Horizon tells the story of Rankin Jackson’s struggle to provide for his family while trying to survive the push of drug-running and ultimately how fly fishing revealed his road to . . .

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Watch “Corazón” for FREE for the Next 48 Hours


Written by: Phil Monahan

Today’s the day: the fly fishing film “Corazón”–the final of three films that make up “The Scorpion Trilogy”–is showing for FREE on Amazon (for Prime members) and on Vimeo using the . . .

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Watch “Frontera Norte” for FREE for the Next 48 Hours


Written by: Phil Monahan

As part of a monthlong celebration of the first public release of the fly fishing film “Corazón”–the final of three films that make up “The Scorpion Trilogy”–Off the Grid Studios and Orvis are showing . . .

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Video: Watch the Complete “Scorpion Trilogy”


Written by: Phil Monahan

Throughout the month of May, Off the Grid Studios and Orvis will be celebrating the first public release of the fly fishing film “Corazón,” the final of three films that make up “The Scorpion Trilogy”–a collection of fly fishing movies roughly six years in the making. The Scorpion Trilogy started in 2012 with an expedition […]

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Here’s Your 2018 Orvis Lifetime Achievement Award Winner!

Written by: Debra Carr Brox


Sandy Moret celebrates landing a fat Florida bonefish, a species he’s committed to protecting.
Photo courtesy Sandy Moret

Sandy Moret has described fly-fishing as the hardest game on the planet. The unpredictable nature of fishing saltwater flats doesn’t discourage him—on the contrary, he loves the challenge and is . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LVIII: Kim Bryant


Written by: Phil Monahan

Kim Bryant ties on a new fly on a small Vermont stream.
Photo by Brian Grossenbacher

Kim Bryant has done many different jobs in the fly-fishing industry: she’s been a shop rat at Concord Outfitters in Massachusetts; a guide at New York’s  Ausable Club and Wyoming’s. . .

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Video: Living Free on the Remote Coast of Cuba


Written by: Phil Monahan

Orvis CEO Perk Perkins spent 30 years building a career and a business to be proud of. But what he really loves is adventure travel, and his working life has been book-ended by exploration. In this . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Bahamas Bonefish

Written by: Joe Buntom, Deep Water Cay


Angler Rory MacKay shows off a 15.44-pound bonefish, a Deep Water Cay Lodge record caught in June 2015.
Photo courtesy Deep Water Cay

Deep Water Cay, located on the east end of Grand Bahama Island, is surrounding by nearly 250 square miles of pristine flats, creeks, and channels that hold some of the biggest bonefish, . . .

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