Armed to the Teeth: The Northern Pike of Wollaston Lake

Orvis's Tom Evenson prepares to release a 43-inch northern pike, which hit a topwatere slider pattern.
Photo by Joel Ruby

“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, . . .
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Tom’s Amazing Experience in Cuba: It’s Not Just About Fishing

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 . . .
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Pro Tip: How to Book the Fly-Fishing Adventure That You Want

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 . . .
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Pro Tips: Understanding the Seasons of Patagonia

Written by: John Bleh, Rio Manso, 2015 Orvis Endorsed International Destination of the Year
You can tailor a Patagonia trip to fit your desires and angling preferences. All photos courtesy Rio Manso Lodge
Everyone has a favorite type of fly fishing, and probably a favorite time of year to fish. As the seasons unfold in Argentina's Patagonia region, the fishing changes, as well. From the
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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 Malleo, 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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Travel Tips: Where to Go for Your First Flats-Fishing Trip

A Grand Bahama Island bonefish.
My younger brother recently asked me where he should go for his first flats-fishing trip. He's a longtime trout, bass, and striper fisherman, but he's never tried the tropics. As far as I’m . . .
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Norway’s River of Gold: The Atlantic Salmon of the Gaula

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!

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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