Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tuesday Tip: How to Determine the Right Leader Length

Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Yesterday, someone posted this question to the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook page: “Hey guys, do I really need 8 feet of combined leader and tippet line?” Newer anglers are often not sure how long their leader should be for a specific situation, so. . .


Photos of the Day: One-Piece Lone-Star Redfish

Written by: Phil Monahan

Capt. Bryan Robinson shows of a fine Texas redfish taken on the new one-piece Helios 2.
Photos courtesy Capt. Bryan Robinson,

The new Helios 2 one-piece rods are starting to make their way out on the water more and more, and the reviews have been nothing short of spectacular. Capt. Bryan Robinson—who guides for. . .


Stray Dogs Show Up at Funeral of Woman Who Fed Them

Written by: Phil Monahan

A pack of stray dogs arrived together, as if to pay last respects to Margarita Suarez.
Photo via

Here’s a beautiful story from Mexico, where a woman named Margarita Suarez had a soft spot for stray dogs and was accustomed to feeding and caring for them. She always carried food or. . .


Classic Fish Story: A Tale of Two Rods

Written by: Roy M. Brisbois

Roy and Brenda Brisbois pose with the Orvis 8-weight that is now part of family lore.
Photo courtesy Roy M. Brisbois

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a time of wisdom, it was a time of foolishness, it was a time of sacrifice and a time of generosity.1 It was 1977. My wife, Brenda, . . .


Project Unconditional Photo #10: Rescues on the Ranch

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional

Pam heine poses with some of the dogs currently under her care.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

[Editor’s Note: Back in November, we posted about Project Unconditional, focusing on the relationships between people and their senior dogs, by Vermont photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky. She has graciously offered to share more of her images with us.]

Phoenix, AZ – For Pam, it started with one dog, and her heart  broke open: this little dog changed the direction of her life. While delivering blankets to the Maricopa County shelter, she. . .


Cutts and Ladders on Pyramid Lake

Written by: Phil Monahan

Gary Bonanno of Pyramid On-The-Fly Guide Service knows a thing or two about fishing on Pyramid.
Photo courtesy Gary Bonanno

Hang out on the shore of Nevada’s Pyramid Lake at dawn on a spring morning, and you might get the impression that there’s a construction site nearby. But the folks unloading stepladders from. . .