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.

Top 10 Midge Patterns for Tailwaters

Written by: Bryen Venema, Bighorn Angler


Orvis Charlotte Store Manager Mary Griffin caught this 22-inch South Holsten brown on a tiny midge imitation.
Photo by Trey Oliver

Whether you are fishing the Bighorn, the Missouri, or a tailwater elsewhere in the country, midges are among the most important hatches. These tiny patterns have proven themselves as. . .

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Utah Guide Tim Johnson is No Slouch with a Paintbrush


Written by: Phil Monahan

“CR Cutt Reflections,” an oil painting of a Colorado River cutty from a local stillwater.
All paintings by Tim Johnson

Utah-based angler and artist, Tim Johnson is also an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guide at Utah’s Falcon’s Ledge. But wait! There’s more: he’s a fly designer, a fly fishing instructor/adjunct. . .

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