Trout Bum of the Week LXVII: Phoebe Bean


Phoebe Bean with a gorgeous Bitterroot brown caught last fall.
Photo courtesy Fiona Bean

Phoebe Bean was an intern here at Orvis in the fall or 2014, and she has written a bunch of posts for this blog. (Scroll to the bottom for a full list.) As you’ll read, she caught the fly-fishing bug. . .

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Top 10 Flies for Fall in Missoula, Montana

Written by: John Herzer,  Blackfoot River Outfitters


John Herzer celebrates a nice fall trout with a client.
Photo courtesy John Herzer

The rivers around Missoula, Montana–Rock Creek, the Big Blackfoot, the Bitterroot, and the Clark Fork–are already showing signs of the changing seasons. Shorter, cooler days are keeping . . .

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Photos and Story: Learning the Ropes in Yellowstone

Written by: Will Bayha


Will and Bridgit in the Lamar River canyon, in Yellowstone National Park.
Photos courtesy Will Bayha

When I first heard about the Orvis 50/50 On the Water campaign, I loved the idea to inspire and celebrate women in fly fishing. I knew that’s exactly what I wanted to do with my girlfriend, . . .

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Classic Photo Essay: Dry-Fly Heaven in Yellowstone National Park


This wild Yellowstone Park brown trout fell for a foam hopper pattern.
Photo by Tom Evenson

Tom Evenson and I spent Tuesday night at Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge, which was pretty cool for me: it was the first time I’d stayed there since I was a guide at Hubbard’s in 1994. As you can see from the photo below, the view from the lodge is nothing short of spectacular, looking northward up Paradise Valley along the. . .

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How to Fish the Salmonfly Hatch in Yellowstone Park

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


The big, poor-flying salmonflies offer a meaty meal for trout.
Photos courtesy Montana Angler

The salmonfly hatch is one of the more anticipated events each year here in the northern Rockies. Locals and visiting anglers alike eagerly await the chance to fish dry flies so large that they often . . .

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