Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sporting Dog and Retriever Training the Wildrose Way


Written by: Phil Monahan

Murph looking for leadership

Murphy is a Wildrose product, and he has been trained the Wildrose way, as well.

photo by Paul Fersen

Last year, I enjoyed writing a book with Mike Stewart, owner of Wildrose Kennels and the creator of the Wildrose Way of training dogs. Let’s be clear at the outset, Mike is the author and I was the writer helping him create the book. My area of expertise is in writing, not dog training, but I did learn more in that one-year period about training dogs, than in all the previous years of stumbling along and training on my own. I also happened to. . .

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The Martineau Heavy Helgy: A Big Fly for Big Fish

“Big fly, big fish” may be an old adage, but it’s as true now as ever. The bigger the protein source, the farther a big fish will move for it to get a protein fix. I’ve caught plenty of good fish on RS2s and other size 20 flies, but mostly on spring creeks and tailwaters, where you sight-fish and have to all but hit the trout on the nose. In faster, heavier, deeper, or cloudy water, a big trout isn’t. . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.29.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. Can you believe that this is our fifth F5 of the month? The F5 came in like a lion and is going out like a boss. This week’s collection is pretty salty, with entries from the Indian Ocean, Baja, Florida, and . . .

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Hero Dog Saves Elderly Neighbor After a Bad Fall


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dog saves neighbor, 89, with broken hip

For the second day in a row, we have a great story of a dog helping a stricken human, bringing aid in time to save a life. Rob Jerry and his beautiful Great Dane, Sadie, were out for a walk in Sparta, Michigan, when Sadie refused to come. Instead, she remained at the bottom of a neighbor’s driveway, looking up the driveway and the. . .

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Take This Classic Rosenbauer Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge for a Chance to Win Tom’s Book!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Rosenbauer_trivia_challenge

Welcome to another edition of our trivia challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. Here’s a classic quiz from the evil mind of Tom Rosenbauer.

The scores on last week’s quiz were fair to middling, with just one reader scoring. . .

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Long Lost Dog Discovered 700 Miles from Home


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s an incredible story of a little dog named Leia, who disappeared from her Texas home during a rainstorm. When animal rescuer Annmarie Anderson found the dog two years later in Denver, Colorado, Leia was still wearing her original tags with microchip and rabies. Annmarie called the number on the rabies tag and reached the animal shelter in. . .

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Long Lost Dog Discovered 700 Miles from Home


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s an incredible story of a little dog named Leia, who disappeared from her Texas home during a rainstorm. When animal rescuer Annmarie Anderson found the dog two years later in Denver, Colorado, Leia was still wearing her original tags with microchip and rabies. Annmarie called the number on the rabies tag and reached the animal shelter in. . .

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Video: Service Dog Helps Mom Change Diapers


Written by: Phil Monahan

For a disabled woman, a newborn baby presents a variety of problems. Cheryl Alexander suffers from a nerve disease that makes bending or moving very painful. If you’ve ever changed an infant’s diaper, you know that it’s all about bending and moving. That’s where Alexander’s service dog, a Golden Retriever named Orca,. . .

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