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: Monster Yellowstone Cutthroat


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is why folks travel to Yellowstone Country to fish.
Photo by Rowan Nyman

Here’s the latest from hotographer/guide Rowan Nyman, his wonderful project “100 Days of Yellowstone” on his blog, FishOnPhoto. Nyman—who guides for Firehole Ranch in. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: The Basics of Catching Carp on a Fly


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

These fish are hard to fool and tough to land.
Photo courtesy Tom Rosenbauer

Carp fishing, while available to nearly anyone close to home, is not easy. It’s challenging, which is why people love them so much (in addition to the fact that they fight like demons.) To help. . .

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Lord of the Flies: How Shawn Brillon Decides Which Patterns Make It Into the Orvis Catalog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Brillon doesn’t judge flies by their looks; he wants to know how they perform on the water.
Photo courtesy Shawn Brillon

“Here, I’ve got something to show you,” says Shawn Brillon, the man who chooses which new fly patterns will make it into the Orvis collection. “Wait until you see my most recent submission.”

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