Monthly Archives: October 2013

Video: “Pet Detectives” Reunite Dogs and Owners


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a great story from AZ Central about a dog-rescue worker who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Beth Smith works at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter, but she moonlights as a detective, trying to find the owners of the dogs who show up in the shelter. She mostly uses the. . .

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Photo of the Day: Kim Wins the Steelhead Derby. . .Again.

Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions


Kim has a habit of catching the best fish of the trip, no matter where she is.
Photo by Will Lillard

Our office manager/guide Kim Lawson and I found some time to take a road trip to upstate New York in search of some steelhead. It is a trip we have been meaning to do for several years now, so we hopped in our campervan and headed up to Oak Orchard Creek in western. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Catskills-Style March Brown Dry Fly


Written by: Phil Monahan

Catskills-style dry flies often have some bare shank behind the eye.

March browns (Stenonema vicarium) are among the more important hatches in the East and the Midwest. The big bugs don’t usually create blanket hatches, but instead emerge sporadically throughout the day, which means you can. . .

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Classic Video: The World’s Happiest Little Girl and 14 German Shepherds


Written by: Phil Monahan

[Editor’s note: Since yesterday’s St. Bernards post was such a hit, I figured it was a good time to reprise this gem, which is of the same genre.]

Here’s a video that’s sure to make you smile: a five year old girl named Pernille joyously playing with 14 of her best friends. (The gorgeous German Shepherd Dogs are from a kennel in Norway.)

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California Woman Creates Pack-Based Rescue to Help Rehabilitate Aggressive Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Colleen Combs, founder of the Green Dog Rescue Project, along with part of her pack.
Photo by Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat

A fascinating story in the Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat focuses on Colleen Combs and her Green Dog Rescue Project. Launched with the help of celebrity chef Douglas Keane—who donated $120,000 he received from winning the “Top Chef Masters” competition on TV channel Bravo to help get the rescue off the ground—Green Dog doesn’t keep its. . .

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Pro Tips: 6 Things Guides Do That You Shouldn’t

Written by: Bryan Eldredge


As a guide, Bryan Eldredge can get away with things that you can’t on the river.
Photo courtesy Bryan Eldredge

I was was nine years old when my brother Scott gave me some advice I’ve applied to all sorts of things since then. On that Saturday, we were playing catch after watching our beloved Red Sox on NBC’s Game of the Week when I made an imaginary relay throw pretending to be. . .

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