Pictures of the Day: Spring on the Henry’s Fork

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A happy client and guide with a monster Henry’s Fork brown trout.

photo courtesy Three Rivers Ranch

Here are a couple of great shots of angler Peggy P. with guide Todd Allen of Three Rivers Ranch, spring fly-fishing on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River in Idaho. Peggy sent in these pictures with a note that said, . . .

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Slideshow: 2012 Western Rendezvous Fishing

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Guide Pat Kane (left) and Orvis’s Steve Hemkens show off a nice Clearwater brown trout.

photo by Shawn Brillon

Last week, the 2012 Orvis Western Guide Rendezvous was held in Missoula, Montana. More than 200 Orvis-endorsed guides from around the West gathered to mingle, swap ideas and stories, learn about new Orvis gear, and generally have a good time. As the event organizers, we had to get out there early and set everything up, but we couldn’t resist. . .

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Ultimate Upland Chaps: “Our wingshooting guides wear them in the field daily.”

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The crew at highland Hills Ranch, in Condon, Oregon, hunts long and hard
during the season, and they love the Ultimate Upland Chaps.

photo courtesy Highland Hills Ranch

Here at Highland Hills Ranch, we are constantly recommending the Orvis Ultimate Upland Chaps to our guests. Our wingshooting guides can be found wearing them in the field daily. The waterproof feature makes them great when walking through the early morning dew and prevents wet pant legs for the rest of the day. Our guides appreciate the lightweight yet durable construction that makes these chaps a “go to” item for them. Another feature that we love is they are breathable yet waterproof, unlike so many others. The wash-and-wear factor makes them easy to clean and maintain. This year, a couple of the guides finally “retired” theirs after 3 years of very heavy use! It is common for us to re-stock our pro shop several times each season with these chaps, due to their popularity.

Click here to learn more and see a video about the Ultimate Upland Chaps.

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A Video Tribute to Jose Wejebe

Last week, we posted about the tragic airplane crash that took the life of “Spanish Fly” host Jose Wejebe. Here’s a wonderful video put together by his production team that traces Wejebe’s life from his early childhood as a Cuban exile, through the development of his love and passion for fishing, right up to his final trips for the TV show. I met Jose just once, at a charity event in Colorado, and I remember. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Multi-Feather Flatwing

Back in February, we featured a video on tying a Single-Wing Flatwing streamer, and this lesson builds on the techniques you learned to tie that simple fly. A Multi-Feather Flatwing offers a much bigger profile and moves a lot more water, which can create fish-attracting commotion. However, it also requires that you layer a lot of stuff on a single hook. This fly looks complicated and . . .

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Pictures of the Day: Tiger by the Tail

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A tiger trout is a cross between a brown and brook trout, and you can see elements of both.

photo courtesy Falcon’s Ledge

The folks from Falcon’s Ledge sent me these cool pictures of angler Mike Hague, who battled some cold conditions and got into this large tiger trout. Spring is the best time of year to target these feisty predators, which are quite piscivorous (fish eaters) from an early age. They seem to. . .

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Video: Loyal Dog Refuses to Leave Fallen Friend

The loyal dog, whose name turns out to be Maggie, was clearly traumatized by the sudden loss of her partner when she was captured by animal control officers.

photo Courtesy of L.A. County Department of Animal Control

Here’s a remarkable story from Southern California that serves as an example of a dog’s capacity for loyalty and bravery, but it also raises some troubling questions about the animal’s owners. Last Wednesday, a dog was hit by a car and killed in the street in the city of Baldwin Park. This is terrible sad, but unfortunately not uncommon. What made this case special was that. . .

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