Video: Local Company Offers “Doggy Boot Camp”

Many of us have difficulty finding time to complete our everyday tasks, walk the dog, and on top of that have time to work out. Southern California company Thank Dog Boot Camp may have the answer ...
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Sporting Dog and Retriever Training the Wildrose Way

Murph looking for leadership

Murphy is a Wildrose product, and he has been trained the Wildrose way, as well.

photo by Paul Fersen

Last year, I enjoyed writing a book with Mike Stewart, owner of Wildrose Kennels and the creator of the Wildrose Way of training dogs. Let’s be clear at the outset, Mike is the author and I was the writer helping him create the book. My area of expertise is in writing, not dog training, but I did learn more in that one-year period about training dogs, than in all the previous years of stumbling along and training on my own. I also happened to. . .

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The Martineau Heavy Helgy: A Big Fly for Big Fish

"Big fly, big fish" may be an old adage, but it’s as true now as ever. The bigger the protein source, the farther a big fish will move for it to get a protein fix. I’ve caught plenty of good fish on RS2s and other size 20 flies, but mostly on spring creeks and tailwaters, where you sight-fish and have to all but hit the trout on the nose. In faster, heavier, deeper, or cloudy water, a big trout isn't. . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.29.13

Welcome to another edition of the Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. Can you believe that this is our fifth F5 of the month? The F5 came in like a lion and is going out like a boss. This week's collection is pretty salty, with entries from the Indian Ocean, Baja, Florida, and . . .

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Hero Dog Saves Elderly Neighbor After a Bad Fall

Dog saves neighbor, 89, with broken hip

For the second day in a row, we have a great story of a dog helping a stricken human, bringing aid in time to save a life. Rob Jerry and his beautiful Great Dane, Sadie, were out for a walk in Sparta, Michigan, when Sadie refused to come. Instead, she remained at the bottom of a neighbor's driveway, looking up the driveway and the. . .

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Take This Classic Rosenbauer Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge for a Chance to Win Tom’s Book!


Welcome to another edition of our trivia challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. Here's a classic quiz from the evil mind of Tom Rosenbauer.

The scores on last week's quiz were fair to middling, with just one reader scoring. . .

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Video Tip: How to Catch and Release a Trout Correctly

Here's a great how-to video from my friend Carl McNeil, a New Zealand filmmaker and casting instructor best known for his "Once in a Blue Moon" and "Casts That Catch Fish." Here, he shows very clearly the best ways to fight, net, and release a trout to ensure its health and survival. He even explains what. . .

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Long Lost Dog Discovered 700 Miles from Home

Here's an incredible story of a little dog named Leia, who disappeared from her Texas home during a rainstorm. When animal rescuer Annmarie Anderson found the dog two years later in Denver, Colorado, Leia was still wearing her original tags with microchip and rabies. Annmarie called the number on the rabies tag and reached the animal shelter in. . .

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