Video: How to Tie a Lefty’s Deceiver for Tarpon, with Tom Rosenbauer

Tom Rosenbauer fishes almost exclusively with flies that he ties himself, and he's no slouch at the vise. Last time he was in Belize with the folks from The New Fly Fisher, they shot some cool tying videos. Here, Tom shows the version of the venerable . . .

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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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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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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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Photos: A Silver King on a 6-weight in Belize

Written by: Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff,  Fly Fish Beavers Bend


That's no bonefish, even though it was landed on a set up more approriate for smaller quarry.
Photo by Rob Woodruff

My husband, Orvis-endorsed guide Rob Woodruff, and I were married at El Pescador in Belize back in 2013. Since then, we have been fortunate enough to return at least twice a year on our hosted . . .

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Photos and Story: An Angler’s First Tarpon in Belize

Written by: Cynthia Harkness, Orvis Dedham (MA)


Cynthia is all smiles after achieving her dream of landing a tarpon on the fly.
Photos courtesy Cynthia Harkness

In September, I hosted a fantastic group of female anglers on a fly-fishing adventure to El Pescador, in Belize, through Orvis Travel. It was a trip of many firsts: . . .

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Podcast: Proper Fly Presentation to Tarpon and other Species, with Dave Mangum


Capt. David Mangum shares a trophy with his daughter.
Photo via Instagram

My guest this week is guide Capt. David Mangum of Shallow Water Expeditions in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. He's a renowned tarpon guide, filmmaker, photographer, fly tier—and, well, the . . .

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