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.

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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Happy 100th Anniversary to the National Park Service!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Eben Schaefer caught this beauty on the Upper Yellowstone in the Park.
Photo courtesy Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge

Today is the 100th birthday of our incredible National Park Service, which was created on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act into . . .

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Photos of the Day: A Chattahoochie Chunker

Written by: Chris Scalley, River Through Atlanta Outfitters


This gorgeous brown trout is the end result of a lot of hard work for David Aviles.
Photos by Chris Scalley

My good fishing buddy and friend, David Aviles, caught and released this great brown trout after much time and effort focusing on targeting a trophy fish: waking up early for low-light . . .

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