Video: In Search of Tennessee Muskies

You’ve heard all the cliches before: the fish of 10,000 casts, etc. Undeterred, the boys from Backyard Adventures headed to McMinnville, Tennessee, to see if they could catch one of these toothy . . .

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Video: “Jewel of the Smokies” Trailer #1

Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that I love nothing more than chasing native brook trout in the mountain streams of the Green Mountains of Vermont near Orvis HQ. Here’s a beautiful . . .

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Video: Tennessee Backcountry Brown Trout

Here’s a short, dreamy film about fly fishing in middle Tennessee, from thebusted boat. I always appreciate it when someone tries to give a fly-fishing video an interesting mood or ambiance, . . .

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Photos: South Holston “Get The Tread Out” Clean-up


The single-day haul was impressive and offers hope for the future.

I have been a part of many river clean-ups. Usually, we pick up trash from along the banks and everyone goes home content—knowing that a darker pile of garbage was left in the river and. . .

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Photos: Brown Trout and Orange Dogs on the Watauga

Written by: Ed Felker, Dispatches from the Potomac


There were no monsters on the day, but the browns were healthy and beautiful.
Photo by Ed Felker

During the planning phase of this trip, which started over eight months ago, I knew I wanted to fish with veteran guide Patrick Fulkrod. Patrick was named the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year and has worked hard to earn the reputation as “The Man” in the area of Tennessee’s. . .

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Tiny Flies for Big Browns on the South Holston

Written by: Trey Oliver, Fishing Manager Orvis Charlotte


Mary Griffin shows off her 22-inch South Holsten brown, caught on a size 22 midge imitation.
All photos by Trey Oliver

It seems that streamers are all the rage these days—and let me preface this by saying I love fishing meaty flies—especially with all the cool patterns out there now! What’s not to love about tossing a 6-inch fly into the unknown with the anticipation that a. . .

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