Monthly Archives: November 2011

Family reunited with stolen dog…FIVE years later


Written by: Phil Monahan


Pat Oates and T-Bone after being reunited. Pat still had the dog’s leash, five years later.

photo copyright BPM

Here’s a remarkable story out of England: a family’s beloved pet, which was stolen from their yard in 2006, was recently discovered riding on a city bus. T-Bone, a Staffordshire bull terrier, was reunited with his family, who had been sure they’d never see him again. Pat Oates, T-Bone’s owner and the mother of three said, “The kids are so happy to have him back. Some of them were only young when we had him – but they still had fond memories of him.”

Read the whole story on the Daily Mail website.

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Video of the Day: River Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

river dogs. from morgan ford on Vimeo.

In early October, angler Morgan Ford was featured in our Picture of the Day, with his beast of a brown trout caught on the Laramie River. Now he’s back with a video of his adventures around southeastern Wyoming. There are plenty of great fish, beautiful locations, and, yes, dogs. The fact that seems to be entirely self-shot makes it all the more impressive.

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Anatomy of a Fly Rod: A Glossary

Do you ever find yourself scratching your head when reading about fly rods, or do you find yourself lost when you hear a couple guys at your club meeting discussing their new rod-building projects? Do you know the difference between the prepreg and the scrim? Some of the terms that describe fly-rod construction are pretty arcane, so here’s a. . .

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Friday Film Festival 11.24.11


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to the Black Friday edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. Hopefully, you’re done with your Christmas shopping already, so you can sit back and enjoy the show. (That is, if you didn’t get pepper-sprayed by a “competitive shopper.”) This week’s collection offers plenty of. . .

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