Classic Photo Essay: A Father-Daughter Trip of a Lifetime to Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness

Written by: Frazier Blair, Orvis Vice President of Merchandise Operations & Planning


The chance to reconnect—and to catch wild trout—drew Bob and Frazier to the wilds of Montana.
All photos courtesy Frazier Blair

My dad, Bob Blair, had just retired, and it was a great moment for us to share a trip of a lifetime. For too long, our busy lives had gotten in the way of our connection to each other and to the. . .

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Podcast: Urban Fly-Fishing, with Jen Ripple


Jen Ripple is one of the premier voices for women in fly fishing.
Photo via Facebook

This week, I have a delightful interview with the energetic Jen Ripple, publisher of Dun Magazine, who has some exciting news about her magazine. But the podcast is not about

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Photo of the Day: College Student Lands Record Pike on Lake Champlain

Written by: Drew Price


Lauren Dunn show’s off a women’s line-class record landed on Vermont’s Lake Champlain.
Photo by Drew Price

I first met Lauren Dunn in August of this year. Her dad, Brian, had contacted me to see if I was available to target some bowfin for potential IGFA women’s line-class world records. Lauren . . .

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Classic Photo Essay: Maturing as an Angler

Written by: Hannah Perkins


Hannah Perkins with a gorgeous spring creek cutthroat.
Photo courtesy Hannah Perkins

When I first started fishing without anyone to tie on my flies or anyone showing me where to cast and when to mend, my mission was to just catch one fish on my own. Any fish would do. When that became a reality, fishing became a. . .

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Photos: Family Ties and Huge Rainbow Trout

Written by: Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff, Fly Fish Beaver’s Bend.


Shortly after committing her father’s ashes to the river, Dawn landed this stunner of a rainbow.
Photo by Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff

During the spring of 2015, I received a request for a special trip from a repeat customer. Dawn’s father had passed away a few months before, and she wanted to combine a fly-fishing. . .

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