Regular blog readers know that Dave and Amelia Jensen, of Jensen Fly Fishing, spend a few months each year on the South Island of New Zealand. Their dispatches from the South. . .
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. . .
Written by: Kaitlin Groundwater, Madison Valley Ranch
Guest Linda is all smiles as she shows off an epic Madison River rainbow.
Photos courtesy Madison Valley Ranch
It was ladies’ week here at Madison Valley Ranch! The lodge hosted an all-women’s fly fishing trip from August 21-25. In addition to guided fly-fishing on the Madison River, participants . . .
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
Last week, Casting for Recovery (CfR) announced the official launch of its Metastatic Retreat Program. The launch follows a recent pilot retreat, held in Central Texas in October, which . . .
The chance to hunt big, healthy fish drows anglers to Yellowstone after most of the tourists have gone.
Photos courtesy Maggie Mae Stone
Every October, Maggie Mae Stone—a former Trout Bum of the Week who guides for The Tackle Shop in Ennis, Montana—spends three days in Yellowstone National Park, chasing the big . . .
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 . . .
Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Company
Marilyn Harris shows off her first trout on a fly rod, putting to use what she’d learned.
Photo by Tim Linehan
At 77 years old, Marilyn Harris went through the Fly Fishing 101 and 201 classes at Orvis Darien (CT) and got hooked. She then decided to take a trip out West, called us, and caught her first . . .
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. . .
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. . .