Photo of the Day: Spring Fling on the Clark Fork

A gorgeous April day and a beautiful Montana cutthroat are reasons to celebrate. Photo courtesy Tim Linehan
Tim Linehan—of Linehan Outfitting Company in Troy, Montana (and former Trout Bum of the Week and 2013 Orvis-endorsed Guide of the Year)—sent in this shot of a client's sweet. . .
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Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 04.30.15

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. Sorry for the two. . .
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How to Become a Puppy-Raiser for a Service Dog


Saxon Eastman plays with Wrangler, who will become a guide dog for the blind.
Photo by Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to raise a puppy for a service-dog organization? Puppy-raising is a vital step in a dog's journey to becoming a working service dog, and the. . .
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Video: The Rivers of Yow – Episode 2 – The Hofsa River

Filmmaker RC Cone spent lots of time in Iceland last year, working on a project called Yow: Icelandic for Yes! Here's a killer short of guide Shane Stalling fishing in a canyon of the. . .
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Photos: The Dogs of the 2015 Orvis Down the Hatch Fishing Festival

I was very excited to see my old friend, Cayenne, who has been on this blog many times. All photos by Phil Monahan
Last Saturday, Orvis held its third annual Down the Hatch Fishing Festival in Missoula, Montana. The event—part of the Orvis Guide Rendezvous—featured live music, a chance to try out. . .
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Video: Bad Weather Back Country

This is hardly a high-quality video production, but the locations and the trout more than make up for any technical deficiencies. Two anglers head deep into the New Zealand backcountry in. . .
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Blind Man Asked to Leave His Service Dog in a Car at Michigan Restaurant


Nathan Schneck and his service dog, Husker, take a walk on Sunday.
Photo via macombdaily.com
Many times, we have posted about folks who have had problems in restaurants with their service dogs, but in the vast majority of these instances, the dog owner doesn't have an obvious. . .
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Video: How to Tie the Wood-Duck Scud

For those anglers who fish tailwaters or spend time trying to catch trout during winter, scud imitations are vital. But these little crustaceans also exist in lakes, ponds, and spring. . .
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