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.

Photo of the Day: Off to a Great Start in Yellowstone


Written by: Phil Monahan

A fat, healthy Yellowstone cutthroat trout is a great way to kick off a backcountry adventure.
Photo by Will Lillard

Former Trout Bum of the Week Will Lillard of Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions (LFFE) sent in this great photo of one of his young anglers on the Yellowstone River, along with a note: . . .

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Everything You Want to Know About Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Known for their brilliant red spawning colors, sockeyes are also great fighters when hooked.
Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography

Although a trophy shot of an angler holding a bright-red sockeye salmon is impressive, the species is not usually considered one of the “glamour” game fish in Alaska and western. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Become a Stronger Wader Through Balance Training

Written by: Brew Moscarello, Vew Do Balance Boards


Brew Moscarello practices his casting and his balance skills at the same time.
Photos by Aiden Moscarello

Since my earliest memories, I’ve had a passion for fly fishing. I believe the endless search for 20-plus-inch browns holding tight to the bank sipping spinners is in my DNA, and for me, it’s as. . .

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