Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.31.14

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 great selection this week, seventeen videos focused on the Northern Hemisphere and mostly from North America. Interesting that there’s just one from New Zealand, Argentina, or . . .

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Photos: 19 Mixed Breeds You May Not Have Seen Before

A cross between a Pit Bull and a Husky results in this handsome Pitsky.

A fascinating photo essay on the Huffington Post discusses the rising popularity of mixed-breed dogs, and it offers a look at 19 different cross-breeds that result in interesting combinations of. . .

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Photo of the Day: Monster Hawaiian Bonefish

Written by: Michael Divita, Deep Canyon Outfitters

You’d think two decades as a guide would make you immune to this kind of excitement,
but a big bonefish will do this to even a hardened veteran.
Photo courtesy Michael Divita

People pray for a number of different reasons: for sick people to get better, for safe travels to far away places, for a lottery ticket to be the Big Winner. Before our boat left the Kaunakakai Harbor on. . .

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Photo of the Day: A Real Dog Family

The Perkins family poses with some of their pooches during a holiday gathering.
Photo courtesy Dave Perkins

Here’s a photo that Orvis Vice Chairman Dave Perkins sent me the other day, taken during a party over the holiday season. That’s Dave sitting on the floor in the lower left, and. . .

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Video: Rescue Dog Gets a New Prosthetic Leg . . . and a New Lease on Life

Chaya Springer, left, holds her dog, “Debbie,” as Danielle Hetmanski helps her get used to her new prosthesis.
Photo via

Last spring, Debbie the Pit Bull was found lying on the ground in Hialeah, Florida—where Pit Bulls are banned, by the way—in rough shape. Her right front paw had been severed, and the wound was. . .

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Photo of the Day: Going Dutch for Big Pike

That’s a gorgeous pike that surely put a good bend in Kelvin Leenheer’s 10-weight.
Photo courtesy Kelvin Leenheer

I got a Facebook message the other day from Dutch angler Kelvin Leenheer. He’s one of the hundreds of Facebook friends I have whom I’ve never actually met, and it’s cool to have killer images like this just appear on my screen out of nowhere. Here’s the message that came with the photo: . . .

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Video: Man Says Dog Saved His Life After Seizure

We post a lot about the great and often heroic acts of service dogs, but it’s always wonderful to find a specific, personal story to drive the point home. Tim Mullen, of Ventura, California, has suffered from . . .

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