What better feeling is there than finally catching a fish that has haunted you for a month? Meet Tethys.
Photo by Mike Valla
Local angler Mike Valla, who fishes the Battenkill mostly across the border in New York, recently spent almost a month trying to get another shot at a big brown that had pounded a Warden’s Worry bucktail but then got away. Mike nicknamed the. . .
When you think Catskills, you think slender, sparse dry flies and delicate presentations. So what happenes when a couple of guys decided to throw only mice for a couple of days? Check out this cool video, featuring. . .
Written by: Jerry Plaaten
The author and his friend discovered that the Beaverkill still fishes as well as they remembered.Photo courtesy Jerry Plaaten
My friend Bill Gunn and I are displaced Connecticut natives now bogged down in Florida. Our first love is still trout fishing, and we have been making yearly pilgrimages northward. Last year, rather than going to Pennsylvania, I suggested that we go back to. . .
Written by: Ty Patton, Store Manager, Orvis Deham (MA)
The trout of the Upper Delaware will test all your angling skills.
All photos courtesy Ty Patton
Here are some pictures of our hosted trip to the West Branch Angler early last month. We try to run a trip to the West Branch of the Delaware in the Catskills every year, and this year we tried to. . .
Written by: Jim Wallace, Store Manager, Orvis Rochester
Curtis Luster already looks the part, though he’s been fly fishing only a few months.Photo courtesy Curtis Luster
Curtis Luster began shopping our store shortly after we opened. Though he was a big spin fisherman, Curtis knew little about fly fishing. He participated in a Fly Tying 101 class during the winter and. . .
Fishing a river in Upstate New York, Sam Brown scored big in tough conditions.
All photos by Shawn Combs
It’s no mystery why our colleague Sam Brown, a financial analyst, likes to fish with head of Orvis Rod & Tackle Shawn “Diddy” Combs. Each spring, Sam goes on a float trip with Diddy, and over the past three years he’s. . .
Written by: Jess McGlothlin
This Montana girl was able to streamer up an award-winning brown trout during the One Bug over the weekend.
Photo by Scott Noyes
I’m a Montana kid. That’s the long and short of it. In January, when I moved to Vermont to work with Orvis, I knew I’d miss my home rivers. That was a given. And it was a long, cold winter. There have been a. . .
Written by: Jeremy Kehrein, Orvis Adventures
Orvis’s Reed Kennedy took the first trout just twenty minutes into the float.
Photo by Jeremy Kehrein
It has been a week since trout season opened in Vermont. Unfortunately, we have endured rain, snow, high water, and cold air temps since Opening Day. There hasn’t been much bug activity as of yet, but some of us. . .
Alberto Rey shows off a Great Lakes king salmon.
All photos courtesy Alberto Rey
Alberto Rey is an Orvis-endorsed guide, an artist, and a faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He also works with children through the. . .
Written by: Jim Lampros, Fishing Manager of Orvis Cleveland
The author shows off a big Great Lakes steelhead, as his fishing buddy looks on.Photo courtesy Jim Lampros
The rise in popularity of the Lake Erie steelhead fishery over the last decade has been well deserved. Erie and her tributaries unequivocally offer the best chance, be it East or West, for an angler to get his or her steelhead fix. The availability of public access, the proximity of. . .