A Westerner Masters Eastern Ways at the 2014 “One Bug” on the Delaware

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. . .

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Photos of the Day: Easter Sunday Float Trip

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. . .

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Orvis Trout Bum of the Week XXVI: Alberto Rey


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. . .

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Tuesday Tip: The Right Gear for Great Lakes Steelhead

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. . .

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Video: Kids Reintroducing Brook Trout to a Stream

[Editor’s note: We’ve posted before about this great youth organization in Upstate New York (see here), and Alberto Rey recently sent us the video above.]

A few days ago, the children and parents of the Sportfishing and Aquatic Resource Educational Programming (S.A.R.E.P.) Youth Fly-Fishing Program participated in their annual ritual of reintroducing brook trout back into their local stream, Canadaway Creek. The mature brookies are ready to spawn when they are placed near. . .

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Photo Essay: Writers’ Retreat at Orvis and in the Catskills


Some of the biggest names in the fly-fishing press—of both the online and “dead tree” variety—get ready
to tour the Orvis Rod Shop in manchester, Vermont. How many can you name?
All photos by Brian O’Keefe

Last week, Orvis hosted a large group of fly-fishing writers, editors, and photographers for a few days of meetings and a tour of the Rod Shop, followed by a trip to the Catskills to wet a line. One of the great things about this business is. . .

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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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Photo of the Day: Charlie’s First Big Brown Trout


Charlie Moderelli makes sure his fish doesn’t get away before there’s photographic evidence.
Photo by Ray Berumen

Here is a picture of Charlie Moderelli and his father, Rob Moderelli, from Long Island, New York. Charlie is 11 years old and just started his summer vacation. On Charlie’s first fishing trip, he learned how to short-and long-line nymph from my drift boat on the Battenkill, on the New York side. His first fish was a. . .

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