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.

Orvis Job Wall 09.23.14


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Orvis Home Office in Sunderland, VT

Welcome to the Orvis Job Wall, where we update you periodically on the opportunities to be a part of the Orvis team. If you read this blog regularly, you’re probably already aware of what a great place this is to. . .

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The 7 Habits of Highly Successful River-Bass Anglers

Written by Winston Cundiff, All Water Guides


River bass require a specialized set of skills and tactics that are very different from those of trout fishing.
All photos courtesy Winston Cundiff

I recently read a “how-to” article about bass fishing on the fly and watched an older video that put tournament gear fisherman alongside a fly guy in the Sacramento Delta. Both were very informative. I thought I’d. . .

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“The Life List,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply casting to trout on a Western river.
Photo via williamgtapply.com

Every new fish you catch occupies an important place in your personal angling history.

Toward the end of June, Marshall Dickman and I found ourselves wandering around the Finger Lakes region of upper New York State, where the rolling pastoral landscape is wrinkled like the back of an old farmer’s neck and. . .

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Remembering the Great Gordon Wickstrom


Written by: Phil Monahan

Gordon M. Wickstom
April 26, 1926—September 18, 2014
Photo via Boulder Flycasters

Last week, one of my favorite people in fly-fishing passed away at the age of 88. Gordon Wickstrom was an author, a professor of theater, a student of fly-fishing history, a passionate angler, and a man with strong. . .

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