The swami turban is a perfect match for those piercing eyes. Photo via vanityfair.com
Because Halloween occurs midweek, last weekend was the time for big costume parades, especially for dogs. New York played host to at least two such events: the 23rd Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on Manhattan, and the decidedly more homey 15th Annual. . .
Yesterday, someone posted this question to the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook page: “Hey guys, do I really need 8 feet of combined leader and tippet line?” Newer anglers are often not sure how long their leader should be for a specific situation, so. . .
This is a very cool, short video from Dave and Amelia Jensen of Fly Fish Alberta, shot during their annual sojourn to New Zealand. It’s amazing what you can find in a tiny, shallow, remote stream. Here’s their description of the action: . . .
When I was a child, I adored the Harry books by Gene Zion, with illustrations by Margaret Bloy Graham. But far and away, my favorite was Harry the Dirty Dog. It’s no secret why, really: what little boy doesn’t love to spend all day getting filthy? When I had kids of my own, . . .
It’s impossible to believe that Shrek could have survived much longer in this condition. Photo via metro.co.uk
This is an amazing story told in photos. A dog left abandoned in the woods of Ontario, Canada, was so disheveled that the man who found him on a farm thought the dog was “an old carpet or a dead coyote in the field near the bush.” He was brought back to. . .
Here’s an amazing video of Lake Tahoe guide Matt Heron casting to, hooking, and landing a brown trout of a lifetime. His astonishment when the fish first comes to the surface is understandable, and he plays the big trout extremely carefully. But it’s when it comes time to. . .
Anglers return from the first day of the World Fly-Fishing Canpionship last summer. Photo via wffc2013.com
The recent announcement of the Pro Fly Angling Tour, and the rather harsh reactions from many in the fly-fishing world, got me thinking about my own experiences with competitive fly fishermen. Without taking into account the PFA concept itself (which most blog readers certainly dislike), competition angling calls into sharp relief different ideas of what. . .