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The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide

Review Last Updated: March 2024
Nancy Perry
Product Review by Nancy Perry
Product Features
  • Revised edition
  • 400 pages


Today we'll be reviewing the The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!


  • Revised for the modern angler
  • Suitable for anglers of all skill levels
  • Excellent as a refresher resource
  • Great information on how to look after your waders


  • Information is too basic for professional anglers who're looking to improve

The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide Product Review

The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide has served as a classic book for anglers for the last three decades. This much-loved instructional book is a favorite amongst anglers who want to learn the ins and outs of fly fishing.

The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide was first published in 1984 and has sold more than 300,000 copies, helping many anglers improve their skills on the water. Now, decades later, the book has been revised to become a better resource than ever.

Fly fishing has changed a lot since the early ’80s. Everything from rod designs, strategies and the state of watersheds has undergone dramatic change. Many anglers prefer graphite rods, new fish species have emerged and anglers have a responsibility to step up and preserve resources and fish populations.

Fortunately, Rosenbauer fine-tuned the revised masterpiece to fit this sport that has undergone a lot of modern changes.

Now, we can enjoy new strategies, updated chapters and expanded tips for the modern era. Also, the revised edition offers anglers updated photos that give the angler a clearer i9dea of everything from flies to knots and how to identify different species.

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