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.

Video Pro Tip: How to Change Tippet Sizes on the Water


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

To be a really effective fly fisherman, you have to be ready and able to make adjustments to your rigging to match the conditions or the kinds of flies you’re using. If you fish with a knotless, tapered leader and want to change tippet size, you don’t need a new leader. Instead, you can. . .

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Photos: False Albacore and More Off North Carolina

Written by: Connor Tapscott


These little rockets will get you into your backing in seconds.
Photos by Connor Tapscott

I clenched the salty, cork handle of my rod anxiously as we sped off toward the sight of splashing on the horizon. The water bubbled with small fish being pushed toward the ocean’s surface and . . .

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Angling Art: Gorgeous New Works by Galen Mercer


Written by: Phil Monahan

“Setting A Drop, Gaspé,” Oil on Canvas, 18″ X 24″, 2017
All paintings by Galen Mercer

Artist Galen Mercer lives along the Battenkill in West Arlington, Vermont. Canadian by birth, he’s the grandson of two painters and the son of another, so it’s kind of in his blood. Here are five of his . . .

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