Tag Archives: fly-fishing photos

Story and Photos: Learning to Love the Outdoors Again

Written by: Michael O’Brien


Miranda’s personal-best brown trout, landed last weekend, taped at 24 inches.
Photo by Michael O’Brien

When Miranda and I met about six years ago, she wasn’t interested in the outdoors. She had fished and even done some hunting when she was younger, but she didn’t keep up with it through high . . .

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Photos and Story: Spring Bonanza on the Madison River

Written by: Dan Larson, Madison Valley Ranch


Water levels were ideal for spring fishing in the Channels of the Madison.
Photo by Tom Olivo

A couple weeks ago, some Montana friends and I were wade-fishing the Channels of the Madison River right behind the Madison Valley Ranch. With the epic winter snowpack and cool spring . . .

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Video and Story: “Overboard” on the Green River

Written by: Kris Millgate, www.tightlinemedia.com


Outdoor journalist Kris Millgate and her husband, Jim, fish the Green for their anniversary.
Photo courtesy Charlie Card

It’s 2011. I’m on Utah’s Green River shooting my first film for Trout Unlimited. The Green is a marvelous blue ribbon running through red rock. I need to see every stretch of it because there’s . . .

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Photos: Carp-Testing the Helios 3

Written by: Drew Ross, Looknfishy


Carp aficionado Drew Ross had success on his first day out on the carp flats with this Helios 3.
Photos by Drew Ross

Digging the new H3 9-foot 8-weight. I took it out today to see if it would deliver size 12 bugs to unsuspecting grass carp in 15-20 mph winds. I’m super pumped to have a a rod that can deliver . . .

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Video and Photos: An Epic Small-Stream Battle


After a tough battle that requires serious concentration, Amelia was all smiles.
Photo by Dave Jensen

The day started with a five-hour drive down island and a stop to stock up on supplies before made our way to a piece of water to fish. We have a tendency to pack our days full. Every year . . .

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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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Photos: Blue-Lining for Blue Ridge Brookies

Written by: Connor Tapscott 


The native brookies of the Blue Ridge Mountains are colorful and feisty.
Photos by Connor Tapscott

We strapped our gear to our packs, in preparation for the lengthy descent down an unmarked mountainside in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Sliding and stumbling down the . . .

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Classic Story: The True Value of a Fly Rod

Written by: Colin S. Shaffer


Colin says that this photo captures the essence of his father, when he is untangling my line
as a young Colin stares into the camera. You can clearly make out the Orvis rod, too.
Photo courtesy Colin Shaffer

Editor’s Note: Orvis head of Rod & Tackle Steve Hemkens was in the Orvis rod shop recently, and rod-repair supervisor Jim West happened to show Steve the. . .

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