Monthly Archives: October 2010

You Could Win a Battenkill Large Arbor Reel for Helping us Decide on a New Logo For The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast

Written by: Phil Monahan

Contest Closed: Congratulations to Joseph Strong and thanks to all of you for your great feedack!

When choosing the artwork for the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast with Tom Rosenbauer, I failed to realize a fatal design flaw that would prove to haunt me for the next 2.5 years: Tom’s face.

I have gotten sick of looking at it after over 100 episodes (so has Tom, but he is more stuck with it than I am).

So, Tom and I asked the brilliant James Daley (web designer for Orvis) to come up with a new logo. Click READ MORE to see the result and give us feedback to win!


Casting from a Drift Boat

Written by: Phil Monahan

When two anglers are fishing from a drift boat, both must exhibit good technique to avoid conflicts. The main pitfall is tangling during casting because drift-boat anglers rarely watch their back casts. If the casting planes of the two anglers intersect, nasty line tangles ensue. And every second that you waste untangling lines, good water is slipping past…


Action Alert: Fight Higher Quotas for Striped Bass

Written by: Phil Monahan
Stripers Forever

As the results from the this year’s Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby showed, striper populations are not as healthy as some would have us believe. The total number of striped bass entered in the Derby was 384 fish—the lowest number since bass were reintroduced to the Derby in 1997 and eight fish less than the previous low set in 2008. But the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is about to vote on a proposal to increase the number of bass commercial fishermen can harvest. The conservation organization Stripers Forever sent out this call to action:


What’s Good for the Goose

Written by: Simon Perkins
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Canada geese are beautiful and—if you cook them right—make great table fare.

Photo by John Bennett

Several weeks ago, I was driving with a client to an upland bird lease in central Montana. Halfway through the drive, we watched out the passenger window as several hundred mallards lifted out of a pond and rose into the sky in front of us. The conversation quickly turned to decoy spreads, calling techniques, and duck recipes. The flock turned south and beyond them we noticed a V of Canada geese heading in the same direction….