Orvis Dog of the Day: Hershey!


Hershey the German wirehaired pointer has a nose for the camera.

photo by Lesli, Forest Ranch

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Podcast: Ten Tips for Warm Water Fly Fishing

This week we're exploring the wide open world of warm water fly fishing, and not just for bass. We talk about landlocked stripers and gar and bowfin and northern redhorse--and especially shad and carp. Basically, it's about finding the fish and experimenting with retrieves--tackle and flies are the least of your worries. Most of us have some sort of warm water close to home, so it's like that old Stephen Stills song, "if you can't be with the one you love, honey, love the one you're with".

In the fly box, we answer phone calls about how to measure the length of a fly cast, how long lines, leaders and backing last, keeping fish for the table and when to fly and when to spin.

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Phil’s Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 05.31.12


Don't mind that banner up there; Tom's still busy, and I'm back with another fly-fishing quiz. The last one, asking you to identify the authors of 20 famous fly-fishing books produced some really impressive scores. Some of you are incredibly well-read, apparently.

Today's quiz has no theme, just 10 questions of random knowledge, covering such topics as famous fly tiers, fishing location, trout biology, and fishing terminology. Those of you who are Jacks-of-all-trades should score well.

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Video: Green River (but not the one you’re thinking of)

Here's a great short video from Outside Bend Productions, shot on the Metolius River and featuring some fine rainbows and slab bull trout. The video is named for the Creedence Clearwater Revival song, not the famed trout river in Wyoming and Utah.

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Contest: Guess Emma’s Breed and Win an Orvis Memory-Foam Dog Bed!

on the deck

Can you tell what kind of dog Emma is? (Besides a regal one, of course.)

photo courtesy Joy, Lakeville

This is Emma, whose photo was submitted to be an Orvis Dog of the Day yesterday. She's not a common breed, I assure you. Can you guess what breed she is?

If so, put your answer in the comments below. One winner will be chosen at random, from all the comments (right or wrong), and will receive an Orvis Faux-Fur Wraparound Dog Bed with Memory Foam for their favorite pup.

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Slideshow: Killer Brown-Trout Fishing on the Delaware System

Patton Delaware Trip 3

The gorgeous brown trout on both the East and West branches of the
Delaware were cooperative on our trip.

photo courtesy Ty Patton

Earlier this month, I hosted a group of clients for three days of fishing and fun at the West Branch Angler—in Hancock, New York—which sits on one of the nicest looking and most productive stretches of the West Branch of the Delaware River. Our group opted to see a variety of. . .

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Video: A Dramatic Dog Rescue in Florida

By now, we should be accustomed to the heroics of animal rescuer Eldad Hagar of Hope for Paws in Los Angeles, but this video involves cross-country travel, a team of rescuers coordinating their actions, and a trained veterinarian. It's like an action movie, but it's all. . .

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Video: Stray Dog Follows Cyclists for Over 1,000 Miles Across China

A group of cyclists traveling across China and climbing into Tibet has had an unlikely companion for 24 days of their trip: a stray dog who joined the group after one of the travelers gave her a chicken drumstick. Now the dog—named Xiao Sa and nicknamed Forrest Gump—is an international sensation. She has stayed with the cyclists across more than 1,100 miles, climbing at least. . .

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