Monthly Archives: January 2013

Video: Flying Dogs on a Sunday Morning


Written by: Phil Monahan

Flying Dogs on a Sunday Morning from Dane Khy on Vimeo.

There’s nothing dramatic or funny or exciting in this footage, but it’s a lovely little video of a woman and her dogs playing in the park. The filmmaker says he was just trying to experiment with backlighting, but what he captured here was a lot more than that, don’t you think?

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Slideshow: The Adorable Orvis Dogs of Instagram


Written by: Phil Monahan

Every week, we describe the amazing photos we receive via Instagram. We thought we’d share this slideshow of all the adorable pups tagged #OrvisDogs so far. Get ready for some serious “awwws.”

Want your dog to show up in this slide show, and to have a chance for him or her to win a spot as the Orvis Dogs Facebook profile pic for a week, as well as shiny new collar? Details below …

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Pro Tips: 9 Ways to Get your Nymphs to the Bottom, Where the Trout Are


Written by: Phil Monahan

Even though the quintessential fly-fishing image involves casting dry flies to rising fish, we spend considerably more time presenting flies underwater to fish we can’t see, and beginning fly fishers learn pretty early in their experience that trout feed on or near the bottom most of the time. This raises an important question: . . .

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Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 01.31.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

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Welcome to another edition of our trivia challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing. The scores on last week’s quiz showed a pretty good improvement over the previous week and featured three 100%s (nice job Garth, Neil, and jtrammel72!). Here’s your chance to achieve such lofty heights, with a fresh set of. . .

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Video: Two New Breeds in This Year’s Westminster Kennel Club Show


Written by: Phil Monahan

At this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Show—held at New York’s Madison Square Garden on February 11 and 12—two breeds will be added to the competition. The Russell Terrier and Treeing Walker Coonhound are hardly new breeds, but this will be the first time that they are judged at Westminster.

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First Casts 01.30.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.

  • The effects of climate change on Rocky Mountain trout is the subject of an excellent article on the USGS “Science Features” page. There is more and more data available to researchers, which means that the models keep improving. But we’re a long way from a complete understanding of all the interconnected phenomena.
  • Photographer Louis Cahill offer great advice on how to care for. . .

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Fly-Fishing Podcast: Listener Questions and an Interview with Author Richard Louv


Written by: Kathleen Moore


This week, in an addition to a long Fly Box section, I go a little off topic as I interview Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, who introduced the term “Nature Deficit Disorder” to the world, and has perhaps done more than anyone else in modern times raise awareness of how important it is to get ourselves and our children outside more often.

He’s one of my role models and it was a great honor to interview him for the podcast. And, of course, we do talk about getting kids and grand-kids out fishing and give you some tips on how to do it.

This is a podcast you may want to recommend to friends who don’t fish, as it’s one of the most important things people can do for their children …

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