Video: Two Grand Slams in Two Days!

Here’s a cool video about an amazing experience in Belize, featuring Damien Nurre, the former owner of Deep Canyon Outfitters, the 2014 Orvis Endorsed Expedition of the Year. Although he is by no means a saltwater specialist, Damien had incredible . . .

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Video: Fly-Fishing in the Gardens of the Queen

Here’s a beautiful and exciting video from Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina, or Gardens of the Queen, an archipelago and marine reserve off the southern coast of the island that offer spectacular fly fishing for a variety of species. From tarpon and jacks . . .

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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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Podcast: Hunting for Permit, with Will Benson


Capt. Will Benson has spent years perfecting his permit tactics.
Photo courtesy Capt. Will Benson

This week, I have a chat with noted permit guide and film maker Capt. Will Benson. We discuss the idea of an angler as athlete, and how he and some of his clients prepare for big permit . . .

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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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Podcast: Guiding for Permit, with Captain Will Benson


Capt. Will Benson (right) shares the 2017 Del Brown Permit Tournament trophy with Mike Dawes.
Photo courtesy Will Benson

Okay, get ready for this because it’s a long one! I figured that since I had not done a podcast in a couple weeks I would give you your money’s worth, and this podcast includes a long interview . . .

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Photos: A Plethora of Permit in Mexico

Written by: Doc Thompson


This fish is about ten times the size of the mountain trout Doc usually catches.
Photos courtesy Doc Thompson

I recently returned from my annual hosted trip to Playa Blanca and Casa Blanca Lodges. The week at Playa Blanca was all about permit. The group combined for 11 permit landed, several break . . .

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Video: “Knockin’ on the Door” and Discovering Key West

What happens when a young shop rat from Oregon gets a chance to spend three days in Key West, chasing tarpon and permit? That's the subject of this great video from . . .

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Video: “The Jungle’s Edge” Trailer

Imagine a world where the jungle meets the coast and the fly fishing is incredible. Follow anglers Mark Martin and Alex Beck as they attempt the impossible: Costa Rica’s first Grand Slam. After a week of jumping and losing many 100-plus-pound tarpon, they find themselves with a chance to make history. The only thing standing […]

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