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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Video: How Your Dog Sees You

I never saw this commercial when it originally aired a few years ago, but it’s a great gag. Plus, the message is an important one.

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So-Called “Rescuers” Found with 144 Dogs in a U-Haul

In an amazing story, authorities in Tennessee who stopped a van towing a U-Haul discovered 144 dogs (up from initial reports of 128) and a cat inside, crammed three and four to a crate and living in their own filth. One dog was dead. Even more shocking is that the two women arrested for animal cruelty—Bonnie Sheehan and Pamela King-McCraken—are associated with an animal rescue group called Hearts for Hounds, based in Long beach, California. The women told police. . .

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