Photos: A Guide’s View of An Orvis Meeting on the Water

Written by: Bryan Eldredge


Doug Bear hoists an unusual, and unusually big, rainbow.
All photos by Bryan Eldredge

Fishing with Bill Reed, Doug Best, and Doug Bear was a real treat. Guides meet people of all kinds of skill and ability, but rarely do you get a chance to spend the day with three anglers as talented these guys. I love teaching novice anglers, but it was sure fun to watch this group just take a river apart. Even better, we got to. . .

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How to Submit Your Photos to Orvis News


Blog reader Nick Mabunay was fishing for pike on Colorado’s Yampa River, using a straight 15-pound leader leader and a size 2 Black Half & Half, when this big aggressive brown trout struck.
Photo by Nick Mabunay

We love to get photos from Orvis News readers, so we can see where they’re fishing and what they’re catching. Several folks have asked how they can submit a photos for a “Picture of the Day” or anything  on the Fly Fishing blog. It’s easy, and there are. . .

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Meet the Winner of Our Carp Photo Contest!


Chad Fairbanks with the winning entry, from our summer-long Carp Photo Contest.
Photo courtesy Chad Fairbanks

After a flurry of voting, we have a winner of our summer-long Carp Photo Contest! Chad Fairbanks’s photo of himself holding a fish he caught while scouting for the 3 River Carp Cup took top honors. Here’s Chad’s telling of the story behind the photo: . . .

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New Issue of “Montana Fly Fishing” Now Online

A great new issue of Montana Fly Fishing has hit the digital newsstand, and it features killer photography, informative articles, and excellent videos. Coming in at 118 pages, it offers something for everyone: articles on Montana’s small streams and hiking in to the backcountry, gear reviews, and artist interviews. Best of all, . . .

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Photos of the Day: Carpocalypse 2013 Roundup and Winners

Written by: Adam McNamara


Rob Tibbett releases a fish to grow bigger for Carpocalypse 2014.
Photo by John Montana

After a crazy storm on Friday night, complete with 50 m.p.h. wind, blowing dust, and a multitude of lightning strikes, Saturday dawned clear and calm for the 2013 Carpocalypse on the Columbia River, near Kennewick, Washington. At 7 a.m., the participants started to arrive, and by 7:45 there were about 30 people milling around with. . .

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Photos of the Day: South Boise Salmonfly Surprise

Written by: Evan Williams


All day in the boat produced no fish, but here’s a campside first rainbow.
Photos by Evan Williams

Last month, I took my nephew to the South Fork of the Boise for the salmonfly hatch. While we were there, we saw a lot of bugs on the water, but the rainbows were being picky, to say the least. I have had some wiser anglers say that persistence is the key for the salmonfly hatch on this stretch of. . .

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Photos of the Day: Can You Say “Youghiogheny”?


This 23-inch brown trout ate an Isonychia dry fly.
Photo by Mike Steiner

Guide Mike Steiner of the Nemacolin Field Club sent me some photos of recent fish from the Youghiogheny River in southwestern Pennsylvania, along with a note: . . .

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Photos: Big California Brown Trout from “Location X”

Written by: Mark Schaller, Orvis San Jose


It’s always gratifying when a difficult-to-access piece of water offers a big return on your investment.
Photo by Jack Golan

Fellow Orvis sales associate Jack Golan and I ventured out of the shop last week to scout a new section of water, which we suspected, might hold some big trout. We had picked up some nice fish on a smaller, more easily accessed part of this river earlier in the year and hoped the more. . .

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