The guy holding that giant pike on the Aniak River in western Alaska could be you, since Midnight Sun Trophy Pike Adventures is looking for a guide.
photo courtesy Cinda Howard
Do you dream of chucking the rat race and launching a career in the outdoor sporting industry? Then we’ve got the information for you. The Orvis Endorsed Operations Job Openings page lists all the open positions at fishing and hunting lodges across the country.
Mending is a skill that most novice anglers struggle to understand, but even experienced fly fishermen can find mending difficult. The only way to get good at it is to practice on the water, dealing with currents of different speeds. Your fly will tell you if you’re doing it right: a long dead-drift is a sure sign of successful mending, while a “motorboating” fly dragging across the surface points to some problems. Here are 5 steps to good mending: . . .
The new “Dogs at Work” stamps, featuring art by John M. Thompson.
photo via U.S. Postal Service
Last week, the U.S. Postal Service released a series of four 65-cent stamps that feature working dogs. The black Labrador retriever, Welsh springer spaniel, yellow Labrador tracking dog, and German shepherd are beautifully rendered by a world-class artist.
The scene of the “crime”: The excessively dry, fish-free Madison Square Park, just across the street from the Urban Angler fly shop (see arrow) in Midtown Manhattan.
image via Google Maps
My dad sent me a link to this brief story (below) in the New York Times “Metropolitan Diary.” The diary a regular feature in the paper in which regular folks write in about their odd or wonderful experiences in the Big Apple. It seems that Mr. Stuart found himself in danger of being fined for fishing in a park where there is, in fact, . . .
Still relatively new to fly fishing, Dean Kennedy looks like he might be getting the hang of it.
photo courtesy Dean Kennedy
[Editor's note: Here's a great note—and photo of what he calls a "redneck steelhead"—sent in by blog reader Dean Kennedy.]
Seeing I have no one to fish with, I deemed it absolutely necessary to share my story with the blog that I credit over half of what I’ve learned in the measly year I’ve been fly-fishing. I’ve never been one with words, but I feel I owe it to myself and the fish to try to explain the absolute placidity I gained from the experience.
This is always a great time to walking around midtown Manhattan because there are suddenly dogs everywhere. And these aren’t just the normal dogs you see on the streets; these are pampered, gorgeous, regal, and sometimes exotic animals. That’s because the Westminster Kennel Club’s Annual Dog Show takes place at Madison Square Garden each February. For 2012, the 136th time the event has been held, six new breeds are being recognized, and the video above introduces them. By the end of the day, I expect everyone of you to be able to pronounce Xoloitzcuintli.