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.

“20 Days in September” Project Update: Up the Creek with Tom Rosenbauer


Written by: Phil Monahan

The brilliant spawning colors of a native Green Mountain brook trout are incredible.
All photos by Tom Rosenbauer

Here’s one of the great things about my job: yesterday morning, Tom Rosenbauer said to me, “Hey, I need some pictures of brookies. Can you go fishing with me this afternoon?”

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Photos and Story: A Big, Bad Idaho Bull Trout

Written by: Evan Williams


This is the bull trout that the author had been dreaming about.
All photos courtesy Evan Williams

A few weeks ago, my friend JR Maggard and I were looking for a new fishing zone and a new challenge, so we decided to head north from Boise in search of bull trout. The truck was packed with the usual camping gear, but when we. . .

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Classic Photo Essay: In Search of the World’s Rarest Trout

Written by: Frank Seifert, Orvis Roseville


This was the prize after many hours of driving and hiking. And it was worth it.
All photos courtesy Frank Seifert

Deep in the Sierra Nevada of California lives a trout so rare and unique that it has become almost mystical. The fish I am referring to is the Paiute cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki seleniris). Considering my. . .

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The “20 Days in September” Project Update: Post-Irene Success


Written by: Phil Monahan

This gorgeous, healthy brookie is a sign of the quality stream restoration work done over the past year.
Photo by Josh Samuelson

This week, the Kelley Stand Road, which runs over the Green mountains from Arlington to Stratton, Vermont, opened for the first time since being destroyed by. . .

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