This will be the thirty-fourth year that the Orvis Company will recognize excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides program. The winners of this year’s coveted awards will . . .
In January, my brother Wilson and I had the opportunity to return to Taiwan after having been away for 18 and 12 years, respectively. We were both born in the U.S., but our parents are from Taiwan and this trip was a long time coming. . . .
“Can we please change this fly?” Guide Dan Lembke–all six-foot-eight, two-hundred and ninety
pounds of him–was sitting in the center of the boat, rebuilding my wire leader
and considering what fly to tie on, . . .
Cuba’s bonefish habitat is vast, unspoiled, and does not see heavy fishing pressure. Photos by Tom Rosenbauer
For the past two Decembers, I have been lucky enough to host an Orvis Adventures trip to Cuba, and for an all-around experience, the trip is so satisfying on many levels. First, I had always wanted to . . .
Tikchik Narrows Lodge in the Bristol Bay region of southwestern Alaska is one of many operations that offer a comfortable lodge, fine dining, and fly-out fishing. Photo courtesy Bud Hodson
Booking a trip to a place you’ve never been is a leap of faith—especially when there is a lot of money involved—but there are ways that you can protect yourself from making a bad decision. When I was a guide, I was constantly amazed by how few people . . .
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. . .
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