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.

A Guide’s Top 10 Flies for the Southern Rockies


Written by: Phil Monahan

Juan Ramirez is a longtime guide and fly tier on Colorado’s Front Range
Photo via The Hopper Juan

Juan Ramirez grew up in northern New Mexico, fishing the small streams and creeks of the Sangre De Cristos. In 1997, he made the switch to fly fishing, and he has never looked back. Over the. . .

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Classic Fish Story: Wyoming is for (Cutthroat) Lovers

Written by: Mike Dawkins, WorldCast Anglers


The Cutt Slam program combines education and challenge of catching Wyoming’s four sub-species of trout.
Banner via cuttslam.com

I, probably like many anglers, have had a love and hate relationship with cutthroat trout. When I first moved to the Jackson Hole area in January of 2005, I could not satisfy my angling. . .

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Photo of the Day: The “Time of His Life!”


Written by: Phil Monahan

Especially for kids, a big fish produces and even bigger smile.
Photo Courtesy Falcon’s Ledge

Spencer Higa—head guide at Falcon’s Ledge in Altamont, Utah, and former Trout Bum of the Week—sent in this great photo, along with a note: “Here’s a photo of a one of our members’. . .

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