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.
Mr. Ali Saedi, the author’s fishing mentor, holds a 21-pound trout caught on a 4X tippet. Photo by Naser Derakhshan
A few weeks ago, an Iranian angler named Naser Derakhshan, who lives in Shahr-e Kord, sent us some photos of trout caught near his home. We posted the images to Facebook, and there was so much interest in the comments that I asked Naser if he would write. . .
Gayle grinning ear to ear with her Madison Brown. Photo by Rowan Nyman
Here’s the latest from photographer/guide Rowan Nyman, his wonderful project “100 Days of Yellowstone” on his blog, FishOnPhoto. Nyman—who guides for Firehole Ranch in West Yellowstone, Montana—combines his. . .
Most fly fishers believe that a streamer has a more enticing motion in the water if it’s attached to the leader with a loop knot. In this video, Paul Bloch of Montana’s Big R Fly Shop demonstrates a simple way to make a non-slip. . .
This video is longish, at 14 minutes, but it is well worth your time. We have posted before about Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, and the stories included here really drive home how important these retreats are to veterans trying to recover from traumatic injuries and. . .
An incredible day on the water surely has Zack hooked for life.
Ben and Zack Commacho were recently up here for a long weekend trip. The first two days were a bit slow, with some bad weather thrown in, but they more than made up for it on the last day. Ten-year-old Zack got a 20.5-inch smallmouth, just a smidge bigger than his. . .
The Lewis River below the falls offers fine fishing, but with quite a few spectators. All photos courtesy brain LaRue
I love Yellowstone and all it offers. Before starting a family, my wife and I would go to the park early and late in the season. Now with a couple school-age kids, vacation windows are more limited, so we find ourselves joining the herds of summer vacations each year. But you. . .
In this week’s podcast, I interview my old friend Brian O’Keefe, founder of Catch Magazine, on tips for catching warm-weather steelhead. Brian is one of the best anglers and teachers around, and I think it’s a particularly. . .
As summer enters the home stretch, here’s a killer video about a completely different season: winter steelheading on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula’s tumbling glacial rivers. The filmmaker must have been psyched to have captured every piece of. . .