Photos from The Carp-O-Rama in Western New York

Written by: Steve May


Big carp put up a heck of a fight, and this angler pays tribute to the big lips.
Photos courtesy Steve May

Last weekend, I was at an event in Upstate New York called Carp-o-rama. It was a chance for a bunch of guys to go out and try their hand at carp fishing around Grand Island and share stories and some fine craft beers at a wrap-up BBQ with the folks from. . .

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Photos of the Day: For the Love of Montana Brown Trout

Written by: Rowan Nyman


A fellow guide shows off a gorgeous Montana brownie.
Photos by Rowan Nyman

My Favorite fish, the brown trout, swims in all my favorite trout rivers in Montana. From the Big Hole to the Bighorn, this elusive fish finds its way into the neatest places in a river. Free risers, brown trout love the. . .

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Introducing a New Fly-Fishing Video Project: “Tributaries”

Written by: RC Cone


What it’s all about: releasing a fat Bahamas bonefish.
Photo by RC Cone

Greetings from Andros Island! “What ya saying?” is a local Bahamian greeting that I’m starting to use every day. Allow me to introduce myself and my new project. I’m RC Cone and I’m currently in production on my second. . .

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Trip Report: Jackie Crushes on Martha’s Vineyard Stripers

Written by: Jackie Jordan


On her very first night of fly-fishing for stripers, Jackie caught this monster, the best fish of the trip.
Photo by Pete Kutzer

Growing up in the Boston area, I always spent at least one week each summer on the Cape. I love the smell of the sea, the salty air, body surfing in the waves, and the sound of the. . .

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Photos of the Day: Block Island Beast of a Striped Bass


A dreary day produces little sight-fishing but plenty of big stripers on the prowl.
Photos courtesy Peter Laurelli

New York angler Peter Laurelli’s annual “Surf and Inshore Fly Fishing” videos have been a huge hit on Orvis News. (Click here to see the videos for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.) Last week, he sent us these great images, along with a note: . . .

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Photos: Summer School With Phil Monahan


Victory! Hardly a monster, but they are beautiful.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Yesterday, I had the privilege of accompanying Phil Monahan to a rural Vermont stream in pursuit of native brook trout. An expensive fishing getaway? More like lunch break at The Orvis Company. As a social media intern here at Orvis, I’m working closely with Orvis News, which means Phil is kind of my boss. During our one-hour break, we fished several small pools on the stream, which is. . .

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Five (5!) New Issues of Online Fly-Fishing Magazines

June has been a banner month for online fly-fishing magazines, with lots of new issues and even new publications. Here are five great reads to get you through the lean times when you can’t be on the water. (You know: like work.) First off is the latest offering from The New Flyfisher, the companion to the Canadian TV show we often feature in the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival. This issue offers great. . .

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