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.

Fly Fishing in Iran, Part II: History, Rivers, and Fly Patterns

Written by: Naser Derakhshan

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. . .


Photo of the Day: Madison Marvel

Written by: Phil Monahan

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. . .


Photos of the Day: Father and Son Get It Done

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips

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. . .


Finding Solitude, and Trout, on Yellowstone’s “Less-Fished” Waters

Written by: Brian La Rue

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. . .