Classic Pro Tips: How to Fly Fish California Beaches

Written by: Nathan Cook, Fishing Manager of Orvis San Jose


Barred Surf Perch are the dominant species on the coast.
All photos by Nathan Cook

Living and working in Silicon Valley means two things: enjoying the sun for 300 days per year and longing to get to the mountains on my favorite trout streams, about 3-hours away. While those. . .

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Photos: Business-Trip Bones in The Bahamas

Written by: Dan Davala, Orvis Travel


Conditions on South Andros look pretty perfect for Dan’s pre-conference check-in.
Photos courtesy Dan Davala

I had to be in Nassau, The Bahamas, for a conference today, so I flew in a few days early to swing by a couple of our Orvis Endorsed Lodges on South Andros Island. I managed a nice DIY . . .

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Check Out the New Issue of Tail Magazine

The latest issue (number 34) of Tail fly fishing magazine is right up your alley if you’re a saltwater-fly-fishing enthusiasts. In this issue, there are some fantastic articles, including a description of . . .

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Video: Chasing Permit West of Key West

This was my first trip to the Florida Keys. I went down with my friend from Bozeman, David Thompson, and we fished out of Sugarloaf Key and Key West for four days with Doug . . .

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Pro Tips: Keys to a Successful First Bonefish Trip


This South Andros bonefish was the result of lessons learned in Belize years earlier.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Anyone who reads fly-fishing magazines and websites knows that the bonefish is one of the real prestige species for saltwater anglers, but, despite the fact that I edited one of those magazines, I’d never even seen a bonefish in person until about a dozen years ago. My whole fly-fishing. . .

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