How to Submit a “Dog of the Day” Photo


Harry was our Dog of the Day back in 2011.Photo by Kathleen, Richmond

Several folks have asked how they can submit a photo for our “Orvis Dog of the Day.” It’s easy, and there are two ways you can do it: . . .

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Two Amazing Days in New Zealand


Dave Jensen with a gorgeous backcountry New Zealand brown, one of many he and his
wife, Amelia, caught in an epic two-day stretch on a pair of remote streams.

photo by Amelia Jensen

[Editor’s Note: Each winter, Dave and Amelia Jensen, owners of Fly Fish Alberta, escape the harsh Canadian climate by traveling to New Zealand for a few months of chasing big brown trout. Here’s a recent update from Dave.]

When we run into people in New Zealand, we always tend to listen a great deal more than we talk. We simply mention that we’re Canadian fly fishers looking for beautiful waters to fish, not necessarily having the biggest or most fish, just to have a neat experience. Those beautiful moments can happen in a 10-foot-wide spring creek, breaking the scene down to one ponga fern and a fantail chirping over our shoulder as we cast to a four-pound brown, or that beauty can be as in-your-face on the large scale as. . .

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Video: All It Takes Is a Hug

Last month, we posted a wonderful video of a dog rescue by Eldad Hagar, of Hope for Paws. The video above, also featuring Eldad, shows the power of a human-dog connection. Poor Edie, absolutely terrified and just an hour from being euthanized, is transformed by a simple embrace. Incredible, moving stuff.

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Top Ten Tips for Fishing Caddisflies

The main part of the podcast this week is 10 Tips on Fishing Caddis hatches, some tips I’ve learned over the years for successfully (sometimes!) fishing caddis hatches. Caddisflies are one of the most abundant aquatic insects in trout streams, and the fishing can range from incredibly easy to downright frustrating. But trout almost always love to eat them so we need to pay attention. Also in this podcast we talk about bedraggled flies, tailwater insects, and one of my favorite subjects, using roadkills for fly tying.

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Video: Think This Dog Likes a Good Walk?

Here’s a short video of a man asking his dog if he’d like to go for a walk. The dog’s reaction is hard to decipher, though, isn’t it? I’m not sure if he’d rather not just stay home. What do you think?

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Zach Matthews Interviews April Vokey

Over the last few years, April Vokey has become on of the more recognizable faces in fly fishing. Here’s a great interview with April by Zach Matthews of the Itinerant Angler. It’s pretty clear that she’s not just photogenic; she’s also a very serious angler and well respected guide. However, she’s very aware that she has also become somewhat of an angling “supermodel,” and she’s honest about the ramifications of that. If you like what you hear, . . .

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Zach Matthews Interviews April Vokey

Over the last few years, April Vokey has become on of the more recognizable faces in fly fishing. Here’s a great interview with April by Zach Matthews of the Itinerant Angler. It’s pretty clear that she’s not just photogenic; she’s also a very serious angler and well respected guide. However, she’s very aware that she has also become somewhat of an angling “supermodel,” and she’s honest about the ramifications of that. If you like what you hear, . . .

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Picture of the Day: Grand Bahama Bone

Greg Vincent Bonefish

After this big bonefish finally realized it was hooked, a long struggle ensued.

photo courtesy Greg Vincent

Our head guide, Ishmael, and I were out spending a day on the water taking advantage of the great weather. We had just swapped positions from pole to bow, as Ishmael had just released a fish, and in doing we both heard a splashy commotion almost 200 yards away somewhere near the point of a small cay where the flat ended. We could see the wakes created by this commotion but could not identify what it was.

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Should we license owners instead of dogs?


Is this a dangerous dog breed, or are attacks caused by dangerous owners?

photo courtesy Wikipedia

After a vicious attack by two pit bulls on Chicago’s lakefront cost a 62-year-old man his left foot, there’s been much discussion in the Windy City about how to prevent a repeat in the future. Most of the time, regulations focus on the specific breed of the dogs who perpetrated the attack, which is why there are so many pit-bull bans in communities across the country. But dog lovers know that no specific breed is to blame. Now a Chicago alderman has. . .

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Friday Film Festival 01.20.12

Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection is very trouty, with tons of great winter action from Montana, Ohio, and the southeast. The guys from Southern Culture on the Fly also may have set a new IGFA underwear record, which must be seen to be believed. Saltwater fans will enjoy some sweet Hawaii bonefish action, giant trevally in the Seychelles, . . .

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