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 of the Day: Lower Mountain Fork Rainbow

Trey Mullen, Fishing Manager of Orvis Dallas

Trey Mullen landed this beautiful rainbow in Oklahoma—yep, Oklahoma.
Photos by Benjamin Gossett, Orvis Plano

Had a couple days off back in January and was able to take a big group of guys from both the Dallas and Plano retail stores trout fishing for their first time. Went to a spot called Beaver Bend State Park on. . .


How to Tie Senyo’s Wiggle Stone

Written by: Phil Monahan

The Wiggle Stone is excellent for both steelhead and trout.
Photo via

Fly fishers are often trying to imitate lifelike action to attract trout, and one way to achieve this is with a jointed nymph. The Wiggle Stone is the creation of Greg Senyo of Steelhead Alley Outfitters in Ohio. This pattern should. . .


Photo of the Day: The Magic of Early Spring in Montana

Written by: Rowan Nyman, Firehole Ranch

Spring Fishing in the Gallatin Valley
Photo by Rowan Nyman

A clearing storm crossing the Bridger Mountains in the Gallatin Valley. I love the intensity of the evening light at this time of year, as it adds color to a landscape that is still a few weeks away from exploding with. . .


Video: How to Tie the Hendrickson Dry, Catskill-Style

Written by: Phil Monahan

Note the hallmarks of Catskill tiers: a slim body, careful proportions, and bare hook behind the eye.

All the anglers around Orvis HQ are waiting for that first report of a Hendrickson sighting. The emergence of Ephemerella subvaria is the most anticipated event on many Midwestern and. . .