Photos and Story: Exploring Taiwan on the Fly

In January, my brother Wilson and I had the opportunity to return to Taiwan after having been away for 18 and 12 years, respectively. We were both born in the U.S., but our parents are from Taiwan and this trip was a long time coming. . . .

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Armed to the Teeth: The Northern Pike of Wollaston Lake

Orvis's Tom Evenson prepares to release a 43-inch northern pike, which hit a topwatere slider pattern.
Photo by Joel Ruby

“Can we please change this fly?” Guide Dan Lembke--all six-foot-eight, two-hundred and ninety
pounds of him--was sitting in the center of the boat, rebuilding my wire leader
and considering what fly to tie on, . . .

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Tom’s Amazing Experience in Cuba: It’s Not Just About Fishing


Cuba's bonefish habitat is vast, unspoiled, and does not see heavy fishing pressure.
Photos by Tom Rosenbauer

For the past two Decembers, I have been lucky enough to host an Orvis Adventures trip to Cuba, and for an all-around experience, the trip is so satisfying on many levels. First, I had always wanted to . . .

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Pro Tip: How to Book the Fly-Fishing Adventure That You Want


Tikchik Narrows Lodge in the Bristol Bay region of southwestern Alaska is one of many operations that offer a comfortable lodge, fine dining, and fly-out fishing.
Photo courtesy Bud Hodson

Booking a trip to a place you’ve never been is a leap of faith—especially when there is a lot of money involved—but there are ways that you can protect yourself from making a bad decision. When I was a guide, I was constantly amazed by how few people . . .

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Video: Hang Tight in Slovenia

Here's a great trailer for an upcoming film--from Brothers on the Fly, a German/Swedish filmmaking team, and Matt Calderaro of Soca Cowboy--about one man's Quixotic quest to catch a marble . . .

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5 Things You Need to Know about Travel to Cuba

Written by: Sarah Thies, Manager of Orvis Travel


Cuba's pristine flats, stunning fish, and experienced guides are still welcoming American visitors.

If you’ve been thinking about visiting Cuba, you're probably aware that the federal government has just announced a new policy that features tougher restrictions on American travelers. This has . . .

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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. . .

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Check Out the Winners of the 2017 Orvis-Endorsed Awards!


A guide's work is never done. Here, Ivan Tarin of Salvelinus Lodge prepares to net a big rainbow trout.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Each year, the Orvis Company recognizes excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). Representatives from several categories . . .

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Check Out the Nominees for the 2017 Orvis Endorsed Awards!


2015 Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide of the Year (East): Brown Hobson, based in Asheville, North Carolina.
Photo courtesy Brown Hobson

For more than thirty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides program. The winners of . . .

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Travel Tips: Where to Go for Your First Flats-Fishing Trip


A Grand Bahama Island bonefish.

My younger brother recently asked me where he should go for his first flats-fishing trip. He's a longtime trout, bass, and striper fisherman, but he's never tried the tropics. As far as I’m . . .

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