Photos and Story: Into the Yosemite High Country

Written by: Matty Wong


Wild brook trout in crystal-clear water made for some exciting fishing in the backcountry lakes of Yosemite National Park.
Photos by Matty Wong

The weekend had finally arrived, and a few of buddies and I had permits to camp at the summit of Twin Lakes in Yosemite National Park. It was a seven-mile hike in with a 50-pound pack, but we were determined. Once we got to the first lake, . . .

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Video: How to Maintain the Correct Thread Length

Some tiers struggle with maintaining proper thread length while tying. We’ve all seen someone (perhaps ourselves) making huge circles around the hook shank or struggling with the bobbin head getting in the way. In this great video, Tim demonstrates . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 10.26.18

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we serve up an even dozen videos from around the world and around the country. Things are starting to heat up in the . . .

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Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 10.25.18

Welcome to another edition of our weekly trivia challenge, in which we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. This week, we've got ten new questions to make you scratch your head. All . . .

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Photos and Stories: Big Permit in The Bahamas

Written by: Jeremy Kehrein, Sporting Travel Program Manager for Orvis Adventures


This gorgeous permit was feeding off the back of a ray and was very particular about pattern.
Photo by Christiaan Pretorius

A few years ago, we posted about Orvis Adventures customer Bob Cosgriff catching a permit of a lifetime on the outer islands of the Bahamas. Bob is obsessed with the species and spends countless hours in pursuit of shots at these elusive game fish. . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 10.24.18


The plan to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee is one step closer to reality.
Graphic via the Everglades Foundation

Yesterday, President Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which includes authorization of the 16,000-acre Everglades Reservoir. In a press release, Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg wrote: . . .

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