Video: “Oh My God!” A Fly-Fishing Nightmare

Last Saturday night’s 2nd Annual Orvis Film Fest—which capped off the Down the Hatch Fishing Festival in Missoula, Montana—closed with this video, which brought down the house. The video follows the trials and. . .

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Photos: Time to Roll the Dice Around Reno

Written by: Brian La Rue


Brian La Rue with a sweet Truckee River rainbow.
All photos by Brian La Rue

Reno’s Truckee River and Pyramid Lake are waking up. Fresh snow and rain in the Tahoe-Reno region has warmed the water and added flow, and the fish are responding. Knowledgeable anglers are connecting with. . .

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Photos: OGR14 Adventure Final Day, The End of the Missouri Jinx


This is the best way to make up for a skunking: catching one of my biggest browns ever.
Photo by Todd Everts

For the past couple years, Orvis has hosted a guide’s barbeque on the Missouri River in Craig, Montana, on the day after the Orvis Guide Rendezvous. Everyone hits the river first and then comes back to compare notes, tell fish stories, drink a couple beers, and eat some good grub. Last year, . . .

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Video: A Spring Day in Cheeseman Canyon

Max Rhulen is a young man from Colorado who obviously loves being outdoors, whether he’s mountain biking, skiing, hunting, or fly fishing. In this video, he and a friend head. . .

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Photos: OGR14 Adventure Day Two, Broken on the Bitterroot


The armory was well stocked for a float trip.
All photos by Phil Monahan

Day Two in Montana for the 2014 Orvis Guide Rendezvous dawned bright and cold on Rock Creek, where I was staying with my friends Tim and Lisa Savard. Although he had missed out on. . .

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Photos: OGR14 Adventure Day One on Upper Rock Creek


The wild brown trout on Rock Creek often feature gorgeous spots.
Photo by Lisa Savard

I flew into Missoula, Montana on Monday night for the 2014 Orvis Guide Rendezvous, which officially kicks off tomorrow. My friends Tim and Lisa Savard live on Rock Creek, so I planned to spend a couple days with. . .

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Diddy’s Retro Hat Now Available!


Trout? What trout? Check out that lid!
Photo by Jim Logan

Last month, when we featured the above photo of Orvis rod designer Shawn “Diddy” Combs with a fine brown trout to illustrate a how-to article, several. . .

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Video: The Amazing Mayfly and the Brown Trout

Here’s a gorgeous video from Italy (?) that follows the life stages of the classic Mayfly (Ephemera danica), and then shows imitations at work on some nice stillwater browns. I can’t wait to. . .

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