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: A Dry-Fly Surprise in Yellowstone National Park


Written by: Phil Monahan

This stunning Yellowstone cutthroat ate a large, foam stonefly pattern.
Photo by Tom Rosenbauer

Tom Rosenbauer recently hooked up with Orvis Jackson Hole store manager Abel Gonzalez, and they were lucky enough to find plenty of cutthroats eating on top. They caught some nice fish . . .

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Video: Trailer for a New Documentary About Joe Brooks


Written by: Phil Monahan

Joe Brooks (right) and the legendary Florida guide Jimmie Albright.

Way back in 2014, we posted the teaser for an upcoming documentary about the legendary angler and writer Joe Brooks, featuring parts of his story that have never been told. Finally, here’s a . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fish to Deadfalls and Other In-Stream Wood


Written by: Phil Monahan

In-stream wood comes in many different configurations, but all will usually hold trout or bass.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Stream fly fishers learn pretty quickly that “wood is good,” as it provides fish with protection from predators, a hiding place from which they can ambush food, and oftentimes a deep hole . . .

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