The Orvis fly-fishing blog celebrates all things fly fishing, featuring top-notch articles, tips, photos, videos, podcasts and the latest fly-fishing news. From trout fishing in the famed rivers of Montana to brown-lining for carp in the urban jungle to chasing sailfish of the coast of Baja, we cover all sides of the sport we love. Regular features include Tuesday Tips, which will make you a better angler, and the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, made up of the best videos from around the world.

5 Questions with Scott Low: Fly Fishing and Music, Plus a World Premier Video!

Written by: Phil Monahan

Scott shows off a fine rainbow caught on Montana’s Depuy Spring Creek.
Photo courtesy Scott Low

Scott Low is a touring musician from Georgia who fly fishes his way from one gig to the next throughout the U.S. We are happy to host the online world premier of his latest video, for his . . .


Photos: Discovering Michigan’s Wild Trout Waters

Written by: Tyler Coleman

Michigan’s state fish, in its native waters, is quite a prize.
Photo by Anastasia Coleman

Well, it didn’t take long before my love for small-stream trout fishing had me out and on the hunt. Where we are currently living, there are a few close areas you can fish for browns and the . . .


The Road Trip to Restoration in the Everglades

Written by: Eric Eikenberg, Chief Executive Officer, The Everglades Foundation

These vital waters need our help.
Photo courtesy The Everglades Foundation

Twice this year, Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency due to a toxic, blue-green algae in Lake Okeechobee that has made its way into Florida’s waterways and . . .


Tuesday Tips: 7 Simple Hacks to Help You Catch More Fish

Written by: Phil Monahan

Young Bradley Dow shows off a big Provo River browjn he caught on a San Juan Worm.
Photo by Troy Dow

If you got all your information about fly fishing from a certain type of angler–we all know a few of these guys–you’d think that learning the sport takes many years and requires you to master . . .


“Fear and Loathing in Belize, Part II,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply

Although a trout angler at heart, Bill Tapply also loved casting in the salt.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel

The first time I went to Belize, the wind howled for a week. Andy and I stayed in a lodge with ten other fanatical tarpon anglers, and in that entire week, twelve fishermen, supervised by six . . .


Video Pro Tip: How to Change Tippet Sizes on the Water

Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

To be a really effective fly fisherman, you have to be ready and able to make adjustments to your rigging to match the conditions or the kinds of flies you’re using. If you fish with a knotless, tapered leader and want to change tippet size, you don’t need a new leader. Instead, you can. . .