Photo of the day: Steelhead from Above

Written by: Alberto Rey


This unusual perspective on a steelhead is all about the spots.
Photo by Alberto Rey

I had a good friend come down from Vermont last weekend. He had turned me on to fly fishing a long time ago, and I took the day off from guiding so we could spend some time. . .

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Video: Autumn Tailwaters Trailer

I’ve always thought that great cinematographers were the kind of people who could film anything, anywhere and still tell a great story. I am not one of those people. I tell stories about the things I love. In fact, I often think that. . .

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Stalking the One That Got Away on the Battenkill


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. . .

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Video: Hardcore Mousing on the Delaware with Joe D

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. . .

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Photos: Back to the Beaverkill for Brown Trout

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. . .

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Photo of the Day: A Spin Fisherman Turns to the Fly

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. . .

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Photo of the Day: Sam’s Big Brown, Part III


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. . .

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