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.

First Casts 12.18.14


Written by: Phil Monahan

Howard Tanner, right, changed the ecology of the Great Lakes in 1966 when he imported Pacific Ocean salmon in order to control invasive alewives—and create a salmon fishery like none other on the planet.
Photo via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.

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Video: Hooké’s No Man’s Land (Trailer)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Whenever we post videos, we suggest that you watch them at full screen and in HD, but I’m not sure we’ve ever featured a video that demands such a viewing the way this one does. This trailer for an upcoming Hooké production about an astonishing trip to the Ungava Peninsula in. . .

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Video: President Obama Protects Bristol Bay from Oil and Gas Exploration


Written by: Phil Monahan

Perhaps the President’s fly-fishing experience has him attuned to the importance of the Bristol Bay region.
White House photo by Pete Souza

Social media lit up yesterday upon the announcement from the White House that president Obama had signed a Presidential Memorandum protecting the waters of Bristol bay from oil and. . .

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