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: Saying Goodbye to Arizona’s Mountain Streams


Written by: Phil Monahan

There is nothing like a fresh rod set-up and some small-stream wild trout to break it in.
Photo by Tyler Coleman

This is a bittersweet post for me, as this was my last trip fishing the Arizona small creeks as a resident of the state. The time has come to relocate my family to Michigan, where we have. . .

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Story: Chasing Carp on a Summer Saturday


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

The Bonefish Bitters was Sahwn’s secret weapon for the day.
Photos by Shawn Combs

There are few things in life more enjoyable than a hall pass, a gorgeous summer day, and a plan to explore new water relatively close to home.  Last Friday, Shawn “Diddy” Combs, our head. . .

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Story: The Trout Stream That No One Else Wanted


Written by: Phil Monahan

Hey. . .the fish don’t know it’s a shopping cart.
Photo by Phil Monahan

With a sparsely attended Catholic church at one end and a Taco Bell at the other, Benmont Avenue is representative of the hard times that have befallen many American mill towns. This is not the. . .

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Photos: A Young Angler on a Quest

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


This gorgeous smallmouth allowed Christopher Watt to get one step closer to his goal.
Photos by Kip Vieth

It’s always good to see young people embrace the great sport of fly fishing. No one in my recent memory embraces it more than Christopher Watt. He’s a young man on a quest to catch a. . .

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Classic Video: Great Big Minnows, the Carp of Beaver Island


Written by: Phil Monahan

I think we might have a candidate for best carp video ever right here, as this production features some killer footage of the fishing off Michigan’s Beaver Island. Not only that, but these anglers are a serious Who’s Who of . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXXII: Matt Butler


Written by: Phil Monahan

The annual cicada hatch is a big deal in New Zealand because it brings the biggest fish to the surface.
Photo by Jakub Kanok

Matt Butler is a passionate angler and guide based in Wanaka, New Zealand. He has been fly fishing for trout over half of his life and at 24 decided to enter the guiding industry to help. . .

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