Orvis Dog of the Day: Finn the Beach Bum!

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One of the rare moments when Finn sits still during her time on the beach.

photo by Barb McCormick

Finn is a four-year-old yellow Lab from Rhode Island who just loves the sun, sand, and salt of the beaches near her home.

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Pictures of the Day: A Pair of Monster Striped Bass

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Jay Pomerantz (left) and Dave Bixby hoist the tremendous fish that fell for a Mega Surf Candy.

photo courtesy John Kaufmann

Last September, we posted a couple photos of New York angler John Kaufmann with a giant, 44-inch striped bass. On Saturday, he sent in a couple more photos of monster stripers. Here is his account of the day on the water: . . .

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A Tale of Tragedy and Hope


Elicia Calhoun and Tobie, who was missing after the accident.

photo via petsweekly.com

An amazing story on the Pets Weekly website describes the highs and lows for dog-agility trainer Elicia Calhoun after a horrible car accident in the Arizona desert last week. Calhoun had been traveling with her six dogs, and despite her injuries, . . .

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A Gift from the Tree Gods

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Battenkill brown trout, all wild, often sport gorgeous colors and healthy fins.

photo by Phil Monahan

I got out on the Battenkill at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, eager to repeat the great fishing I’d experienced with Steve Lynch the previous Monday. As we all know, however, every day is different.

I worked the water hard with a streamer, but nothing was happening. After about two hours of skunkage, . . .

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Video: Pool Day!

Underwater Dog from Labelle Vincent on Vimeo.

Here’s a fun video of a beautiful dog named Maya who loves the water and hanging out by the pool! She’s quite an accomplished diver, but I don’t think she’s quite mastered the art of lying on a towel and sunbathing.

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Alaska Dispatch: Bristol Bay River Academy, Day Four

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Bristol Bay River Academy student Travis, from Koliganek, casts on the Brooks River.

photo by John Van Vleet

[Editor’s Note: Orvis outdoor copywriter John Van Vleet has traveled to Alaska to be an instructor at the Bristol Bay River Academy, which we posted about back in April and which Orvis sponsors. He will be sending daily dispatches on his experiences.]

Alaska’s Brooks River, located in the heart of Katmai National Park, is known more for its bears than for its fly fishing. It’s possibly the best place in the entire world to see a brown bear in its natural habitat. You know all those photos and documentaries you’ve seen featuring brown bears catching salmon out of the air in a small waterfall? That would be. . . Read More

Video: Anger Management

Female anglers are usually portrayed in videos in a particular light meant to show that they are just as skilled or just as committed to fly fishing as their male counterparts. Here’s a short piece of footage that offers another side of that argument: how a female angler reacts when things go wrong. As the description of the Youtube video says: . . .

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Video: Anger Management

Female anglers are usually portrayed in videos in a particular light meant to show that they are just as skilled or just as committed to fly fishing as their male counterparts. Here’s a short piece of footage that offers another side of that argument: how a female angler reacts when things go wrong. As the description of the Youtube video says: . . .

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Pictures of the Day: North Park Brown Trout and Salmonflies

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Giant salmonflies on the surface will bring big trout out of hiding, as Scott Graham found out.

photo courtesy Scott Graham

Scott Graham of North Park Anglers, in Walden, Colorado, sent in these photos from a recent outing to the Upper North Platte River in the Platte River Wilderness, where salmonflies were on the water and big browns were. . .

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Video: Dog on Death’s Doorstep Rescued by Utility Workers

When workers entered the basement of a Chester, Pennsylvania, home last week to work on the hot-water heater, they thought they’d found the skeletal remains of a dog. They were astonished when they realized that it was still breathing. The poor animal weighed just 19 pounds, instead of the 50 pounds it would weigh when healthy. According to investigators: . . .

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