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.

Photos: Back to Arizona for High-Country Trout

Written by: Tyler Coleman


A trip back to the author’s home state produced a magical day of fishing.
Photo by Rickey Furbee

As I headed off to the state I called home for most my life, the excitement of familiar waters was setting in. I knew that with fall came aggressive feeding and bold colors, so I couldn’t . . .

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Photos: Chasing Steel in Lake Erie Tributaries


Written by: Phil Monahan

Nate Palmer hoists a chunky fish.
Photos courtesy Andrew Nisbet

Orvis Buffalo Fishing Manager and resident steelheadmeister, Drew Nisbet, has been spending a lot of time on his local Lake Erie tributaries with his buddies over the past week, and he’s . . .

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Classic Photo Essay: Losing My Marbles in Slovenia


Written by: Phil Monahan

My largest marble trout of the trip, caught in the Soča Canyon, put up a great fight.
Photos by Sandy Hays

The email from my friend in Slovenia, Matt Calderaro, had a pretty humdrum subject line: “to bring.” But when I opened the email, I had to read it a couple times before I fully. . .

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Fish Facts: Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Alaska is home to some of the largest native rainbows in the world.
Photo courtesy Crystal Creek Lodge

The most widely cultivated trout species in the world, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are bred for sport and food, and they inhabit lakes and streams on every continent except . . .

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Pro Tips: Bootfoot or Stockingfoot Waders?

Written by: Tim Daughton


Bootfoot waders (far left) offer certain advantages in cold weather and for more (ahem) big-boned anglers. Stockingfoot waders (center) and wading boots are more comfortable, stable, and are better for situations
where you need to walk or hike.

Neither stockingfoot nor bootfoot waders are necessarily better than the other. They do, however, offer certain benefits that must be considered before deciding which is right for you and the . . .

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