Video: Brooklyn’s Anti-Westminster Dog Show

For some people, the Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a little too stuffy, a little too focused on pure breeds. Many of these people live right across the river in Brooklyn, where irreverence is a way of life. That’s the theme of the Brooklyn Mutt Show, which seeks to be everything Westminster isn’t. This year’s event featured a Star Wars and Star Trek dog costume contest that would make professional dog handlers cringe. But I think. . .

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Video: New Trailer for “The Big One”

The Big One: Trailer from Knee Deep Fly Fishing on Vimeo.

I’ve been wondering when someone would use tilt-shift photography techniques in a fly-fishing video, and here it is. This trailer for an upcoming film called “The Big One” features a lot of cool shots—from the weird, toy-like perspectives of the tilt-shift stuff to sweet tracking sequences. According to the filmmakers, this film focuses on an idea: . . .

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Picture of the Day: Lake Trout on the Fly!

Lake Trout

Lake trout aren’t that common as fly-rod quarry, mostly because they often inhabit deeper water, but Todd will assure you that they put up a helluva fight.

photo courtesy Todd Van Dyke

We post a lot of trout, here on the Fly Fsihing blog, but i believe this is our first laker. Blog reader Todd Van Dyke sent us his favorite angling picture, along with the story behind it: . . .

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Picture of the Day: North Park Brown Trout

Rachel and Brown Trout

Rachel looks pretty excited about this gorgeous early-season trout.

photo courtesy Scott Graham

Scott Graham of North Park Anglers sent us this great picture with a note:

This fish was caught by Rachel Memelink of Walden, Colorado, on March 24, 2012. She landed this beauty on only her second time fly fishing, while on the Encampment River in southern Wyoming. The fish took a. . .

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Picture of the Day: North Park Brown Trout

Rachel and Brown Trout

Rachel looks pretty excited about this gorgeous early-season trout.

photo courtesy Scott Graham

Scott Graham of North Park Anglers sent us this great picture with a note:

This fish was caught by Rachel Memelink of Walden, Colorado, on March 24, 2012. She landed this beauty on only her second time fly fishing, while on the Encampment River in southern Wyoming. The fish took a. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Cloud Emerger

I met author and blogger Matt Grobert at The Fly-Fishing Show in Somerset, New Jersey, back in January. He seems like a nice enough, regular guy, but you would peg him as a fly-tying genius. The more I watch him tie in these videos from from Tightline Productions, however, the more impressed I am by both his technique and his innovation. This mayfly-emerger pattern. . .

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Orvis Dog of the Day: Dune!

Dune

Dune, a fourteen-month-old Bernese mountain dog, sleeps on the couch (his “spot”) after playing on the beach with his friend, Hobie. Dune loves sitting on your lap, even though he weighs 110 pounds.

photo by blog reader Kelly, New York

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Video: Trailer for “Watershed,” Narrated by Robert Redford

Here’s an excellent trailer for a documentary called “Watershed,” executive-produced and narrated by Robert Redford, that explores the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River. A few weeks ago, we posted about water users demonstrating to stop water diversions from the Upper Colorado, and Redford’s film explores the entire watershed. It’s thought-provoking stuff. You’ll be able to stream the entire documentary in May as part of the Whole Foods Market Do Something Reel Film Festival.

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