In the Loop 02.28.11

Things in Wisconsin have been a little testy lately, but anglers got some good news recently: an analysis of trout populations statewide shows that both brook trout and brown trout numbers have generally increased over the past 60 years, and trout abundance in the western part of the state is near all-time highs. researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point found higher trout-per-mile numbers in each. . .


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Orvis Dog(s) of the Day – Nikki and Lakota

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Lakota and Nikki
Nikki and Lakota relax in the sun

Photo by Deborah, Adamstown


Enter the Orvis Cover Dog Photo contest for your chance to put your dog on a future cover of the The Orvis Dog Book catalog, win a $500 gift card from Orvis and help us beat canine cancer! Enter online at www.orvis.com/coverdog.



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Take our Fly Fishing Trivia Challenge!

Tom is on break this week, so I put together the quiz today. To take the quiz, click the READ MORE button. Good luck!
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Friday Film Festival 02.25.11

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Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Fest, in which we scour the Internets for the best fly-fishing footage available. It is snowing like all get-out here in the Great White North, which makes films like these manna from Heaven. Click "Read More" to see this week's films, and enjoy!


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Fly-Fishing Vermont…in February?

DP Dam

The author fishes below a huge ice dam on Vermont's Otter Creek.

 photo by Drew Price



I haven't caught a fish since early December, and my nerves are starting to show it. This winter in Vermont has been long, cold, and snow-filled—not the best weather for winter fishing. I have been working a lot, tying a lot of flies, and dreaming of tossing those flies at willing fish. I want...no...need to fish. Every time I have had a free day to head out with a couple of buddies, . . .


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The Art of Patience

Alaska Rainbow


In early July 1995, I was guiding two of my favorite clients of all time—a father-and-son team from Annapolis, Maryland—on the Copper River, which drains into Alaska’s Lake Iliamna. Tom and TJ were skillful anglers who loved the sport, but they didn’t take it, or themselves, too seriously. We were near the end of a pretty good day of catching rainbows on leech patterns and sampling. . .


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Guess the Breed and Win a FREE Orvis Dog’s Nest!

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Take a guess at our trivia question and, right or wrong, you could win a FREE ToughChew® Dog's Nest® from Orvis!
This breed (which is NOT pictured below) looks similar to a foxhound but is shorter with softer and longer ears. It has a superb sense of smell for tracking. The modern breed was bred in Great Britain circa 1830 from the Talbot Hound, the Southern Hound, and other breeds, possibly even the Harrier.

Let us know your guess in the comment section (click the READ MORE link and scroll to COMMENTS). We'll pick a random answer, right or wrong, on FRIDAY, March 4, at 3 EST to win the ToughChew® Dog's Nest® worth up to $185.00!
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Enter to Win An Access Fly Rod When You Share a Springtime Fishing Spot

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We're all excited to do some springtime fishing and try out our new gear. So we've come up with a contest that combines the two. Simply click the READ MORE button below to go to the comments and share with us your favorite water to fish in the spring, by 4 PM EST, March 1. We'll pick one comment at random on March 2 and announce the winner that day. That's it! It's easy and fun. And you could win a new fly rod valued at up to $395! Good luck!

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