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Top 5 Subsurface Flies for Big Brook Trout

Top 5 Subsurface Flies for Big Brook Trout
Brook trout are arguably the most beautiful freshwater fish that swims, displaying levels of natural artistry, camouflage, color-within-color that are utterly astounding. But that’s just their skin. Underneath the gorgeous exterior of these magnificent. . .
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Video: How to Tie the Euro Early Black Stone

In the latest great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler ties a variation on an old favorite, the Early Black Stone. Although he's had good luck with a standard pattern, this year . . .
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Should You Cover Your Dog’s Crate?

By: Orvis Staff

Crate training is an important step in pet ownership, but should your dog’s crate be draped with a blanket, sheet, or crate cover? Whether you cover the crate depends on your dog. Some dogs love the security provided by a darkened, enclosed space, while others can feel anxious in a confined area. How should you introduce a crate cover to your puppy or adult dog, and what options are the safest? We explore the advantages and drawbacks so you can decide what works for your furry best friend.


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Senior Dog Behavior Changes: What to Expect

By: Orvis Staff

Photo by Stacy

In addition to their grey whiskers and slower pace, the behavior of senior dogs changes as they age. These behavior changes in your BFF can range from minor, such as slight shifts in sleep habits, to severe issues that require medical care. Often they are related to the cognitive decline, pain, and other ailments common in older dogs.


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How to Tell If Your Dog Is Too Cold

By: Orvis Staff
Photo by Erin, Forked River

Clear signs your dog is too cold include shivering, whimpering, curling in a ball, and balking at walks outside on a frosty day. But there are other signs your dog needs protection from the cold, and may require immediate warming up or even emergency medical attention. We have the answers to questions you may have about your chilly dog so you can take steps to keep him toasty warm and comfortable throughout the winter, and all year long.


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Video: How to Use UV Cure Resins

Video: How to Use UV Cure Resins
The rise of UV-cure resins over the past few years has been a boon for fly tiers. These adhesives, which harden quickly when exposed to ultraviolet light, make creating hard shellbacks a snap, help keep materials in place, and . . .
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Podcast: The Fascinating Guadalupe Bass, with Alvin Dedeaux

This week’s podcast is about a relatively rare but also easily accessible fly-rod fish—the Guadaloupe bass. I was lucky enough to get Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides to talk about these interesting members of the bass/sunfish . . .
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Tuesday Tips: Dead-Drifting Streamers for Big Trout

Written by: Drew Price
Drew Price shows off a 24.5-inch beast that fell for a dead-drifted streamer. Photos by Drew Price
During runoff, trout streams tend to be a bit on the high side, and the water is cold and discolored. These can be tough conditions for fishing, but it can also be one of the best times of year to. . .
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