5 Things You Need to Know about Travel to Cuba

Written by: Sarah Thies, Manager of Orvis Travel


Cuba’s pristine flats, stunning fish, and experienced guides are still welcoming American visitors.

If you’ve been thinking about visiting Cuba, you’re probably aware that the federal government has just announced a new policy that features tougher restrictions on American travelers. This has . . .

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Finding Solitude, and Trout, on Yellowstone’s “Less-Fished” Waters

Written by: Brian La Rue


The Lewis River below the falls offers fine fishing, but with quite a few spectators.
All photos courtesy brain LaRue

I love Yellowstone and all it offers. Before starting a family, my wife and I would go to the park early and late in the season. Now with a couple school-age kids, vacation windows are more limited, so we find ourselves joining the herds of summer vacations each year. But you. . .

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Check Out the Nominees for the 2017 Orvis Endorsed Awards!


2015 Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide of the Year (East): Brown Hobson, based in Asheville, North Carolina.
Photo courtesy Brown Hobson

For more than thirty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides program. The winners of . . .

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Classic Photo Essay: Losing My Marbles in Slovenia


My largest marble trout of the trip, caught in the Soča Canyon, put up a great fight.
Photos by Sandy Hays

The email from my friend in Slovenia, Matt Calderaro, had a pretty humdrum subject line: “to bring.” But when I opened the email, I had to read it a couple times before I fully. . .

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Classic Story: Fly Fishing in Iran, Part II

Written by: Naser Derakhshan


Mr. Ali Saedi, the author’s fishing mentor, holds a 21-pound trout caught on a 4X tippet.
Photo by Naser Derakhshan

In 2014, an Iranian angler named Naser Derakhshan, who lives in Shahr-e Kord, sent us some photos of trout caught near his home. We posted the images to Facebook, and there was so much interest in the comments that I asked Naser if he would write. . .. . .

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Classic Story: Fly Fishing in Iran, Part I

Written by: Naser Derakhshan


Brown trout are native to all the western-Iran rivers that flow to the Caspian Sea.
Photo by Muhammad Ali Nouri

[Editor’s note: In 2014, an Iranian angler named Naser Derakhshan, who lives in Shahr-e Kord, sent us some photos of trout caught near his home. We posted the images to Facebook, and there was so much interest in the comments that I asked Naser if he would write us something about. . .

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