Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tuesday Fly-Fishing Tips: Tom’s Streamer Basics


Written by: Phil Monahan


See All Orvis Learning Center Fly Fishing Video Lessons

With Opening Day right around the corner in much of the country, and many rivers high from snow runoff, there will be a lot of opportunities to fish streamers. Knowing when to use these large subsurface patterns, as well as how to choose from the wide array of choices, can be baffling for those not accustomed to streamers. So here are. . .
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Tuesday Fly-Fishing Tips: Tom’s Streamer Basics


Written by: Phil Monahan


See All Orvis Learning Center Fly Fishing Video Lessons

With Opening Day right around the corner in much of the country, and many rivers high from snow runoff, there will be a lot of opportunities to fish streamers. Knowing when to use these large subsurface patterns, as well as how to choose from the wide array of choices, can be baffling for those not accustomed to streamers. So here are. . .
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Video: A Majestic Dog Walk on the Island of Corsica


Written by: Kathleen Moore

PRINZENZEIT * KORSIKA from david babendreyer on Vimeo.

This is a gorgeous video of a young woman and her dog hiking on the French island of Corsica, in the Mediterranean Sea. The scenery, the lighting, and the obvious bond between the human and the dog are quite wonderful. This would be a dream trip: the ultimate dog walk.

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Video: The Good Ol’ Days in Alaska’s Katmai National Park


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s some great old footage, from the IGFA archives, of fly fishing in Alaska’s Katmai region. When I guided on the Alaska Peninsula back in the mid-1990s, I often wondered what things were like in the “Good Ol’ Days,” and this video offers a glimpse into that period before there was a real fly-fishing industry in the bush. I especially love the narrator’s exhortations to the angler who has hooked a big rainbow on a Dardevle spoon: “Ride him, fella! Ride him!”

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Video: The Good Ol’ Days in Alaska’s Katmai National Park


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s some great old footage, from the IGFA archives, of fly fishing in Alaska’s Katmai region. When I guided on the Alaska Peninsula back in the mid-1990s, I often wondered what things were like in the “Good Ol’ Days,” and this video offers a glimpse into that period before there was a real fly-fishing industry in the bush. I especially love the narrator’s exhortations to the angler who has hooked a big rainbow on a Dardevle spoon: “Ride him, fella! Ride him!”

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How Much Would You Spend on Surgery to Save Your Old Dog?


Written by: Phil Monahan


Max is recovering well from his surgery, which should
offer him a couple more years of a good life.

photo via The New York Times

An article by Roz Warren in today’s New York Times poses some hard questions that many dog owners face: how much are you willing to spend on your dog? and When is it time to let your pet go? In this case, the patient is a beautiful little bichon frisé named Max, who at. . .

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How Much Would You Spend on Surgery to Save Your Old Dog?


Written by: Phil Monahan


Max is recovering well from his surgery, which should
offer him a couple more years of a good life.

photo via The New York Times

An article by Roz Warren in today’s New York Times poses some hard questions that many dog owners face: how much are you willing to spend on your dog? and When is it time to let your pet go? In this case, the patient is a beautiful little bichon frisé named Max, who at. . .

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Podcast: Your Questions and an Interview with Joey Maxim


Written by: Phil Monahan

This week we have a full Fly Box (the only way to be at the beginning of the season!) and cover topics that range from how to store leaders, to figuring out stream depths, to safe handling of fish in cold water, to fishing streamers with switch rods. And lots more. I even try to answer the question of whether I’d prefer to have six less expensive fly rods or three top-of-the-line ones. That question caused me some soul-searching, and I waffled a. . .

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Podcast: Your Questions and an Interview with Joey Maxim


Written by: Phil Monahan

This week we have a full Fly Box (the only way to be at the beginning of the season!) and cover topics that range from how to store leaders, to figuring out stream depths, to safe handling of fish in cold water, to fishing streamers with switch rods. And lots more. I even try to answer the question of whether I’d prefer to have six less expensive fly rods or three top-of-the-line ones. That question caused me some soul-searching, and I waffled a. . .

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