Picture of the Day: Personal-Best Steelhead

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Longtime Great Lakes guide Greg Senyo and his biggest steelie ever, a 17-pounder.

photo courtesy Greg Senyo

Greg Senyo of Steelhead Alley Outfitters recently took his biggest steelhead ever, estimated at 17 pounds, and the smile on his face suggests he’s pretty excited about it. When you spend as much time on the water as Greg does, catching a personal-best fish is something special. And every time he does it, the bar is raised a little higher. We can’t wait to see the next one. Click “Read More” to see another shot of this beast.

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Longtime Great Lakes guide Greg Senyo and his biggest steelie ever, a 17-pounder.

photo courtesy Greg Senyo

Greg Senyo of Steelhead Alley Outfitters recently took his biggest steelhead ever, estimated at 17 pounds, and the smile on his face suggests he’s pretty excited about it. When you spend as much time on the water as Greg does, catching a personal-best fish is something special. And every time he does it, the bar is raised a little higher. We can’t wait to see the next one.

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Look at the way the fish’s belly sags over Greg’s fingers. That is a hog.

photo courtesy Greg Senyo

Video of the Day: Every home needs a Harvey!

I recently stumbled on this great advertisement from England and loved it so much, I had to share. It’s a year old, but many of you may not have seen it. Harvey is a shelter dog looking for a forever home, so he makes a very convincing presentation to a couple looking to adopt. The dog’s look at the end is brilliant.

I recently stumbled on this great advertisement from England and loved it so much, I had to share. It’s a year old, but many of you may not have seen it. Harvey is a shelter dog looking for a forever home, so he makes a very convincing presentation to a couple looking to adopt. The dog’s look at the end is brilliant.

Harvey

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New Issue of Southern Culture on the Fly

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Here it is: the very firstest-ever issue of Southern Culture on the Fly (well, if you don’t count the spring “half” issue.) There’s tons of great photography, video, writing, and a healthy dose of tongue-in-cheek humor here. (Check out “Why You Shouldn’t Fish Here,” by David Grossman, for a particularly gooey brand of sarcasm.) The issue weighs in at a remarkable 150 pages—featuring destinations, tips, and conservation—so there’s sure to be something you like.

SCOTF

Here it is: the very firstest-ever issue of Southern Culture on the Fly (well, if you don’t count the spring “half” issue.) There’s tons of great photography, video, writing, and a healthy dose of tongue-in-cheek humor here. (Check out “Why You Shouldn’t Fish Here,” by David Grossman, for a particularly gooey brand of sarcasm.) The issue weighs in at a remarkable 150 pages—featuring destinations, tips, and conservation—so there’s sure to be something you like.

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Slideshow: Pumpkins and Pooches!

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Cinder gets ready for the big, scary night.

photo by Renee, Germantown

In honor of Halloween, here’s a fun slideshow of pumpkins and pooches, culled from our flickr stream. Click “Read More” to see the show. Enjoy!


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In honor of Halloween, here’s a fun slideshow of pumpkins and pooches, culled from our flickr stream. Enjoy!

Note: The flickr slideshow seems to be a problem for some people. If the slideshow doesn’t work, scroll down to see all the photos.

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Cinder

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Lucy and Rosey

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Silversmith Samuel Adams

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Jethro

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Rocco

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Rusty

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Midge

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - rosie

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Winston and Lilly

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Sadie

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Josie Lu Blu

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Picture of the Day: Troutoween!

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The Trout o’ Lantern, traditional Halloween carving of fly fishers everywhere!

photo and carving by Josh McCullock

This picture showed up in my email last week, along with a note from its creator, Josh McCullock:

I’m a photographer from Oklahoma City and a novice fly fisherman. I really enjoy your blog as well as Tom’s podcast. Tom actually featured my question last week in the podcast. I was stoked. Anyway, we carved our annual pumpkins last night and I thought I’d send along a shot of my carving. I thought. “Hey, maybe my favorite fly fishing company could use this for something.”

We certainly can. Happy Halloween!

Trout o' Lantern

The Trout o’ Lantern, traditional Halloween carving of fly fishers everywhere!

photo and carving by Josh McCullock

This picture showed up in my email last week, along with a note from its creator, Josh McCullock:

I’m a photographer from Oklahoma City and a novice fly fisherman. I really enjoy your blog as well as Tom’s podcast. Tom actually featured my question last week in the podcast. I was stoked. Anyway, we carved our annual pumpkins last night and I thought I’d send along a shot of my carving. I thought. “Hey, maybe my favorite fly fishing company could use this for something.”

We certainly can. Happy Halloween!

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Amazing time lapse video of the Condit Dam removal and lake draining

Last week, on the Conservation blog, we posted a cool video of the blast that breached the Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in Washington. Here’s a better look from National Geographic that shows what happened after that initial rush of water. It’s incredible to see disappearance of Northwestern Lake and the rebirth of a river channel. As you’ll see, though, there’s a long way to go before the stretch above the dam looks anything like a natural river.

Last week, on the Conservation blog, we posted a cool video of the blast that breached the Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in Washington. Here’s a better look from National Geographic that shows what happened after that initial rush of water. It’s incredible to see disappearance of Northwestern Lake and the rebirth of a river channel. As you’ll see, though, there’s a long way to go before the stretch above the dam looks anything like a natural river.

Condit Dam Breached

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UPDATE: Lily the blind Great Dane and her devoted guide dog find a new home!


Len and Anne Williams walk with their new pets, Lily (left) and her guide dog, Maddison.

photo courtesy rossparry.co.uk

Today brings great news for those dog lovers following the story of Lily, the blind Great Dane, and her best pal and guide dog, Maddison. As we posted last week, the pair was in need of a new home after their owner gave them up for unspecified reasons. The fear was that it would be difficult to find someone willing to take not only one huge dog, but two—including one with a disability.


Len and Anne Williams walk with their new pets, Lily (left) and her guide dog, Maddison.

photo courtesy rossparry.co.uk

Today brings great news for those dog lovers following the story of Lily, the blind Great Dane, and her best pal and guide dog, Maddison. As we posted last week, the pair was in need of a new home after their owner gave them up for unspecified reasons. The fear was that it would be difficult to find someone willing to take not only one huge dog, but two—including one with a disability.

It turns out that the concern about the difficulty of placing Lily and Maddison was entirely unfounded. Astonishingly, some 2,000 offers to take the pair flooded into the shelter in Shrewsbury, England, where the big dogs were being housed. Over the weekend, the dogs found their new home with Anne and Len Williams, who live in Crewe, about 35 miles from the shelter. They had read about the plight of Lily and Maddison in The Daily Mail and immediately responded.

“We live in the countryside and I miss having a reason to go for a walk—I can’t wait to take the dogs out with us. We’ve also got a lovely big garden so it’s the perfect setting for two huge dogs.”

Read the full story here.

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Orvis Dog of the Day: Bentley

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In honor of Vermont’s first snow of the year, here’s Bentley’s first experience with the cold, white stuff. “Where’d all the green go?”

photo by T.J., Carnegie

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Bentley

In honor of Vermont’s first snow of the year, here’s Bentley’s first experience with the cold, white stuff. “Where’d all the green go?”

photo by T.J., Carnegie

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Here’s what it looked like when we got to work this morning.

photo by Phil Monahan

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Weekend Reading for October 28, 2011

Flyfishers Inc

If you’re not spending the weekend on the water or in the woods, here are some great pieces of writing to help you relax and pass the time. First, check out the latest issue of Flyfishers Inc, an online publication from New Zealand. Most of the content is focused on early-season fishing, since their spring fishing is just getting. . .

Flyfishers Inc

If you’re not spending the weekend on the water or in the woods, here are some great pieces of writing to help you relax and pass the time. First, check out the latest issue of Flyfishers Inc, an online publication from New Zealand. Most of the content is focused on early-season fishing, since their spring fishing is just getting underway. For eye candy, there are tons of great shots of brown and rainbow trout cruising, feeding, and being cradled by happy anglers.

Over on Midcurrent.com, there’s an excellent long interview with famed keys angler Stu Apte by current tarpon-fishing superstar Andy Mill. They cover a lot of ground, especially when it comes to the history of casting flies at tarpon in the Keys. The story of Joe Brooks’s world-record fish is especially interesting.

Finally, in an era when anything longer than a soundbite gets lost in the mix and most product reviews are under 150 words, it’s nice to see someone take the time to really explore the features and uses of a piece of equipment. Tom Chandler (of Trout Underground fame) really kicks the tires and checks under the hood of the Orvis Superfine Touch 8′ 4wt Small Stream Fly Rod.

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Picture of the Day: 34-plus-inch Rainbow Trout

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Dave Hise of Caster’s Fly Shop in Hickory, North Carolina, says of this 34-plus-inch rainbow, “I chased this fish on ‘Stream X’ for two years before I finally fooled her.
She ate a size 16 Hetero-Genius Nymph.”

photo courtesy Dave Hise

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Dave Hise of Caster’s Fly Shop in Hickory, North Carolina, says of this 34-plus-inch rainbow, “I chased this fish on ‘Stream X’ for two years before I finally fooled her.
She ate a size 16 Hetero-Genius Nymph.”

photo courtesy Dave Hise

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