5 Questions with Tom Sadler: Seeing the Fly-Fishing Industry from the Inside


Tom Sadler is an angler, conservationist, writer, and advocate.
All photos courtesy Tom Sadler

For years, Tom Sadler has done important work behind the scenes in fly fishing, yet most anglers have never heard his name. Since he gave up his life as a Washington lobbyist, he has been a fishing guide, served on the board of the. . .

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Photos: Realizing a Muskie Dream


Trent Jones finally feels the weight of all that expectation, cradled in his hands.
Photo by Brian Jones

My brother Brian and I were able to get out Friday to chase muskie, the fish of 10,000 casts, with my friend and Orvis-endorsed guide Matt Miles. Over the past couple winters, I have gone. . .

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Honoring a Husband’s and Father-in-Law’s Love of Fly Fishing

Written by: Miles Townes, Orvis Arlington


Helen’s first trout was a beautiful wild brook trout.
Photo courtesy Orvis Arlington

Helen came to our shop on a slow Tuesday morning with a carload of fishing equipment—mostly fly rods and assorted tackle, but also spinning rods and massive surfcasting rods. She told us she had a goal: she wanted to. . .

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Photos of the Day: Reservoir Hawgs

Written by: Matt Miles, Matt Miles Fly Fishing


Unlike some other species, striped bass eat voraciously during their spawning run.
All photos by Matt Miles

After a long cold winter of fattening up on shad, freshwater striped bass begin to feel the urge for a little romance with the longer, warmer days of spring. Each year, stripers make their journey out of lakes, reservoirs, . . .

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Photo of the Day: An Old Dominion Jewel

Written by: Harvard Smith


This beautiful little rainbow brightened up a winter day for two teenage anglers in Virginia.
Photo by Harvard Smith

Here is a picture of a small rainbow my friend Hunter Wigginton caught last month when we were fishing in western Virginia. I was dumbfounded by how beautiful this fish was, even in. . .

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Photos of the Day: Of Muskies and Men

Written by: Dan Davala


One toothy grin deserves another.
Photo by Matt Miles

This past Tuesday, my good friend Trent Jones and I had the opportunity to chase some Virginia muskies with Orvis-endorsed Guide Matt Miles. While Matt guides clients for everything from trout to stripers, hunting down these toothy “river monsters” with a fly rod is his favorite challenge. You can tell it really gets his blood pumping. This was our second time fishing with. . .

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