Quality Chick Lands Quality Rainbow Trout


Christina and Marc are all smiles after an exciting fight yielded this 25-inch rainbow.

photo courtesy Big Hole Lodge

We’ve posted about a group of fly-fishing women who call themselves “The Quality Chicks” before (see here and here). Wade Fellin, of Big Hole Lodge, just sent us the next installment in the QC saga, involving the group’s newest member: . . .

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Quality Chick Lands Quality Rainbow Trout


Christina and Marc are all smiles after an exciting fight yielded this 25-inch rainbow.

photo courtesy Big Hole Lodge

We’ve posted about a group of fly-fishing women who call themselves “The Quality Chicks” before (see here and here). Wade Fellin, of Big Hole Lodge, just sent us the next installment in the QC saga, involving the group’s newest member: . . .

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Orvis Tempur-PedicĀ® Deep Dish Dog Bed: “It’s obvious that there really is no substitute for it”

A sleek shape, a quilted or fleece top, and a streamlined bolster make our Deep Dish one great-looking bed. Built like a couch, with extra length for multiple dogs or for dogs who like to stretch out

One of the Orvis products I’ve come to depend on is the Orvis Tempur-Pedic Deep Dish dog bed. As the proud parent of a 16 year old German Shepherd mix, it’s all about making him comfortable at this point. The Tempur-Pedic material is perfect for his poor, arthritic hips, while still being soft enough that he loves sleeping on it. All day. Which, at his age, he’s earned the right to do.

I’ll be the first to admit that I had a hard time convincing myself that my dog needed a Tempur-Pedic mattress, but we didn’t have it long before it became obvious that there really is no substitute for it, especially for an older dog like mine. Best of all, it still holds it’s shape just like the first day I brought it home. I just can’t believe I didn’t get one sooner.

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From the Archives: Safe, Painless Hook Removal

Back in January, we posted a shocking video that shows how to remove a hook stuck in your skin. That video was most notable for the guy actually hammering the hook point in for good measure. For the more squeamish, here’s a much more civilized demonstration of the same technique from photographer Louis Cahill and Georgia fishing guide Capt. Kent Klewein. Together, they produce the Gink and Gasoline blog. The quality of the video is much better in this version, and it’s a skill every angler should know.

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Picture of the Day: Beast of Burden

OrvisNews.com reader, Ernesto Burden caught this 30-inch striper off the beach at North Hampton, New Hampshire with a 15 year-old 9wt Orvis rod and a Clouser minnow. Photo: Wendy Ovian

Ernesto Burden sent in these shots and this account of catching this monster off the coast of New Hampshire with his 15 year-old 9-weight Orvis Silver Label and a clouser minnow…

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Millions of Mississippi Mayflies Make Major Mess in Minnesota

A huge mayfly hatch from the Mississippi made for a big cleanup in Hastings, Minnesota. Normally weather patterns will disperse the hatch over a wide geographical area. This year that didn’t happen. Hastings is accustomed to having to clean up after mass mayfly die-offs, but this is one for the books.

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Nearly 200 Chihuahuas Seized from Home and Needing Rescue




A stunning, sad story out of Pennsylvania today where nearly 200 dogs were seized from a single home in an extreme case of animal hoarding.

The state Agriculture Department said late Thursday that dog wardens cooperating with state police executed a search warrant at the home in Benton, in Columbia County, after receiving numerous tips.

They say many of the dogs were sick and numerous dead dogs were found. State police are expected to file animal cruelty charges against the owners.

Many of these dogs will need homes. Perhaps there are OrvisNews.com readers and Chihuahua lovers with extra love to give.


This little guy will need a home.

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Friday Film Festival 07.20.12

Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. I’m out of the office today, heading to Connecticut to watch my 9-year-old’s All-Star team compete in the Cal Ripken Baseball Regional Championships. Go, Vermont! But, of course, I’ve left a Friday Film Festival for y’all. This week’s collection is pretty trout heavy, but there are lots of different locations and species. Salty anglers will enjoy some action, as well. In an FFF first, . . .

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Take the Phil Monahan Trivia Challenge for a Chance to Win the Orvis App!

Phil Trivia

Tom’s working hard on building the Orvis Fly-Fishing Learning Center and getting all the new-product stuff ready for the International Fly-Tackle Dealer show coming up next month, so you’re stuck with another fly-fishing quiz from me. Like the last one this quiz has no theme, just 10 questions of random knowledge, covering such topics as famous fly tiers, fishing locations, trout biology, and. . .

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