Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tech for Dogs

Written by: Kathleen Moore

A couple stories involving tech gadgets for dogs caught my eye this morning, and I can’t help but assume this will be a growing trend – adapting the gadgets that obsess us humans for use by our pups. The question is: is this useful (or even healthy) for our four-legged friends?

FitBark is a wearable activity tracker for dogs.
Photo via FitBark


Photos: A Guide’s View of An Orvis Meeting on the Water

Written by: Bryan Eldredge

Doug Bear hoists an unusual, and unusually big, rainbow.
All photos by Bryan Eldredge

Fishing with Bill Reed, Doug Best, and Doug Bear was a real treat. Guides meet people of all kinds of skill and ability, but rarely do you get a chance to spend the day with three anglers as talented these guys. I love teaching novice anglers, but it was sure fun to watch this group just take a river apart. Even better, we got to. . .


Video Tuesday Tip: How to Make a Water Haul Cast

Written by: Peter Kutzer

Welcome to another installment of “Ask an Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructor,” with me, Peter Kutzer. In this episode, I demonstrate how to make a water haul, which uses the water tension and the force of the current on your line to load the rod. By loading the rod this way, you can make a quick, accurate upstream presentation without. . .


Photos: 10 Heroic Dogs to Celebrate National Dog Day

Written by: Phil Monahan

Trakr sniffed out Genelle Guzman, the last survivor of the 9/11 attacks to be found in the rubble.
Photo via

Yesterday was National Dog Day, and Business Insider (of all places) celebrated by posting photos and stories of 10 incredible hero dogs. It’s an uplifting read and is a testament to the myriad ways dogs make our lives better.

Click “read More” to check out the whole list.


Trip Report: The Road That Was Never There

Written by Jackie Jordan

Jackie, Kelly, and Kit (left to right) may have had a few more adventures than they’d counted on, but they still had a blast chasing trout in southwestern Vermont.
All photos by Jackie Jordan

It’s amazing how easily some things can hide in plain sight. From big fish and small streams to unexplored roads and secret spots, the familiar becomes routine, then it all blends into the background of a work commute or run to the store. If you keep your eyes open—and, in my case, rely on some excellent advice—you’ll be surprised at what you can. . .


How to Submit Your Photos to Orvis News

Written by: Phil Monahan

Blog reader Nick Mabunay was fishing for pike on Colorado’s Yampa River, using a straight 15-pound leader leader and a size 2 Black Half & Half, when this big aggressive brown trout struck.
Photo by Nick Mabunay

We love to get photos from Orvis News readers, so we can see where they’re fishing and what they’re catching. Several folks have asked how they can submit a photos for a “Picture of the Day” or anything  on the Fly Fishing blog. It’s easy, and there are. . .


Cops Save Dog from Abusive Owner, and Then One Officer Adopts Her

Written by: Phil Monahan

Little Seven stole the hearts of the whole police department.
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Police officers take a vow to “serve and protect,” and a couple of bicycle cops in Prince William, Virginia, applied that to a little dog they came across earlier this summer. . .