Monthly Archives: June 2013

Trip Report: Jackie Crushes on Martha’s Vineyard Stripers

Written by: Jackie Jordan


On her very first night of fly-fishing for stripers, Jackie caught this monster, the best fish of the trip.
Photo by Pete Kutzer

Growing up in the Boston area, I always spent at least one week each summer on the Cape. I love the smell of the sea, the salty air, body surfing in the waves, and the sound of the. . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 06.28.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. We have a killer selection this week, fourteen more videos that will take you around the world. There’s a rather large European presence here, especially. . .

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Photos of the Day: Salmonflies and Trout in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison


Written by: Phil Monahan

Michael Atwood with his best brown trout of the trip.
All photos courtesy Michael Atwood

Michael Atwood and his dad hiked down into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison a couple weeks ago to fish the famed salmonfly hatch. As these pictures reveal, they had a pretty good time.

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Video: How How Therapy Dogs Help in a Crisis


Written by: Phil Monahan

Spartacus with high-school students in Newtown, Connecticut, after the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Photo via wtnh.com

We post fairly frequently about therapy dogs rushing to the scene of a tragedy (shootings, bombings, tornadoes), but we rarely get good insight into exactly what these therapy dogs do. In this video, Brad Cole discusses his experience bringing his Akita, Spartacus, to help after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting and the. . .

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Photos of the Day: Colorado High-Country Trout at Ice-Out


Written by: Phil Monahan

That’s a slab cutthroat anywhere, but it feels even better when you had to hike in to catch it.
Photos by Jon Hill

We’ve previously posted several times about Colorado angler and blogger Jon Hill‘s forays into the Colorado mountains in search of cutthroats. (See herehereherehere, and here.) Here’s his latest set of photos and dispatch: . . .

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