Video Pro Tip: How to Shoot Line at the End of a Cast

Written by: Peter Kutzer

Welcome to another installment of “Ask an Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructor,” with me, Peter Kutzer. In this episode, I demonstrate how to shoot line at the end of a cast. Sometimes, the fish are just beyond your normal casting range, and. . .

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Pit Bull Saves His Owner’s Life After a Stabbing

When Bella the Pit Bull saw that her owner had been stabbed in his Lacey, Washington, home, she leaped into action. She ran into the street until a passerby stopped, and then the dog led Terri Lynne to the scene of the crime. Lynne called 9-1-1, and. . .

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First Class of Ivy League Working Dogs Graduates


Socks is off to bomb-detection school after graduation.
Photo via huffingtonpost.com

A training center inspired by canine rescue work on 9/11 is graduating its first class of working dogs, some of whom will embark on search-and-rescue careers while others will serve as canine assistants to people with. . .

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Photo of the Day: San Marcos Monster


They say everything’s bigger in Texas, right?
Photo courtesy All Water Guides

This beauty was caught a few days ago by Griffin Douthitt, a student at the University of Texas, caught this gorgeous bass on the San Marcos River in Central Texas during a float trip with his dad and. . .

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An Upstream Journey, Dispatch #10: Pebble is Not the Only Mine Endangering Salmon

Written by Paul Moinester


My view from the airplane shows what is endangered by the proposed coal mine.
All photos by Paul Moinester

Peering out the window of the plane, I took a deep breath and tried to soak it all in. The sun was glistening on the expansive mudflats, casting a bright glow over the pristine landscape. To the west, the Alaska Range was commandeering the sky, its snowcapped peaks piercing the. . .

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