Monthly Archives: May 2012

Check Out the New Orvis Fly-Fishing Learning Center!


Written by: Phil Monahan

For better or worse, videos are the way many of us learn these days. Of course, there are plenty of fly-fishing videos on YouTube, but they are of uneven quality and may not be reliable tools for learning. Now there’s something better.

The new interactive Orvis Learning Center is a video-based resource that’s free to anyone and available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, to answer your fly-fishing questions.

The meat of the Learning Center is the video lessons. Eventually, there will be 13 different chapters available (the first 7 are up now), each containing about 24 minutes of video, and the chapters include: . . .

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New Study Suggests Link Between Owner’s Personality and Aggressive Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan


A new study suggests that aggressive dogs end up in the homes
of owners who share some of the dog’s traits.

photo via Blue Ridge Muse

Dog lovers have long argued that aggression in dogs is almost always the owner’s fault, whether the cause is poor breeding, improper training, or even promotion of aggressive behavior. A new study from the UK suggests that the connection between. . .

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Friday Film Festival 05.25.12


Written by: Phil Monahan

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 pretty dang salty, with great fly-fishing action of giant-trevally, tarpon, bonefish, and permit anglers. The trevally scenes will blow your mind because of the way the fish seem to explode on the fly, often right at the angler’s feet. Those who prefer their bones golden will find. . .

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