From 15th – 30th May 2021, the Orvis Virtual Mayfly Festival will celebrate this special time of year for the fly fishing community.
As part of our Virtual Mayfly Festival celebrations we have created a children’s activity pack – full with games, trivia, colouring in and a competition too!
BT Sport Presenter and England Rivers International Angler, Andy Ford talks dry flies and nymphs best for early-season success & the materials you’ll need. When you’re planning your approach for the new season, what do you tie? Those boxes that were used and abused back in October have probably got more gaps in them than […]
Most fishing gear will last for years if you treat it right, and incorrect storage can shorten that life span or ruin the aesthetics of a fine rod or reel. For instance, C. Boyd Pfeiffer, the godfather of tackle craft, tells of how he put a fly rod away wet, and when he retrieved it […]
This blog was written by Neville Broad, a previous Salt Champion (2016 and 2017) and Orvis UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival Guide. Here he interviews Orvis-Endorsed Guide, Salty Dog Fishing’s Paul Haldenwang about saltwater fly fishing for bass, the Salty Dog experience, & more! Meet the Orvis-Endorsed Guide – Salty Dog Fishing’s Paul Haldenwang. I […]
Andy Ford is an England Rivers International fly angler and co-presenter of the BT Sport TV fishing show ‘On The Bank’. Here he tells us all about his love of fishing for winter grayling. As the warmth of summer makes way for cooler weather and shorter days, anticipation starts to grow in me. Rain falls, […]
Our first ever Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival took place from Friday 4th September to Sunday 6th September 2020 in Chichester, with 60 anglers taking part in the opening festival. This safe and social event for anglers was a huge success and a lot of fun! The fishing marks across Chichester, Hayling, and Thorny Island […]
Brought to you by Colin Macleod. I have had the great pleasure to fish with a Recon fly rod, paired with a Hydros reel, for the past three seasons, and what a delight it has been! The intrepid duo has delivered 144 mullet to date and still have the appetite for many more. The tally […]
Brought to you by Colin Macleod Just days to go until the inaugural Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival and I can’t wait! Storm Francis may be cracking his cheeks along the south coast at the moment but thankfully the Festival Weather Gods have promised light winds and spells of warm sunshine for the running of […]
My name is Tom Skipsey and I’m the Orvis Riverkeeper. Throughout my angling career, I have had a lot of chances to meet like-minded anglers, some who have become good friends and great fishing partners. One person, in particular, is Susan Skrupa. We met last year at the saltwater fly fishing festival in Cornwall. Thinking […]