Monthly Archives: August 2013

Photo Essay: Writers’ Retreat at Orvis and in the Catskills


Written by: Phil Monahan

Some of the biggest names in the fly-fishing press—of both the online and “dead tree” variety—get ready
to tour the Orvis Rod Shop in manchester, Vermont. How many can you name?
All photos by Brian O’Keefe

Last week, Orvis hosted a large group of fly-fishing writers, editors, and photographers for a few days of meetings and a tour of the Rod Shop, followed by a trip to the Catskills to wet a line. One of the great things about this business is. . .

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Woman Who Lost an Arm in an Automoblile Accident Bonds with an Amputee Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Kacee Pavelka knows from experience that her dog is able to do anything.
Photo via kuhf.org

Some people look at a three-legged dog and think of all the things it can’t do. Kacee Pavelka looks at her beautiful pit bull, Hank, differently. One of the reasons she knows that Hank (formerly named Carlos) can do anything is that. . .

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A Terminally Ill Dog Finds Love and Joy at the End of Her life


Written by: Phil Monahan

Lucia was discarded because of her condition, but now she’ll live out her days in a loving home.
Photo by Erica

Here’s a beautiful and heartwarming story about a terminally ill dog who was rescued from a Long Island shelter. Rather than summarize, I’ll let the hero of this tale tell her own story (from her Facebook page): . . .

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Photos of the Day: Trout Fishing in Greece?


Written by: Phil Monahan

This beautiful native Greek brown needs protection from poachers.
Photo by Dimitri

I received a fascinating email from a Greek angler named Dimitri today.This is interesting for two reasons: 1. I’ve never met a Greek fly fisherman, although I assumed they existed, and 2. I’ve never seen photos of Greek trout or rivers. Here’s Dimitri’s account of his fly-fishing world. (I have edited for clarity.): . . .

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Take the Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 08.29.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

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. The last quiz was an improvement over the previous one, with two perfect scores (congrats Justin and Mark!) and five 90%s. This week’s quiz features twenty (20!) questions about. . .

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