Monthly Archives: April 2015

Photo of the Day: Spring Fling on the Clark Fork


Written by: Phil Monahan

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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Pro Tips: How to Fly Fish California Beaches

Written by: Nathan Cook, Fishing Manager of Orvis San Jose


Barred Surf Perch are the dominant species on the coast.
All photos by Nathan Cook

Living and working in Silicon Valley means two things: enjoying the sun for 300 days per year and longing to get to the mountains on my favorite trout streams, about 3-hours away. While those. . .

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Classic Story: Reading Between the Lines


Written by: Phil Monahan

Former colleague Eric Rickstad with a nice brown from the [REDACTED] River in Montana.
Photo by Phil Monahan

A few years ago, Eric Rickstad and I made plans to go to Montana in late April for the Orvis Western Guide Rendezvous. As soon as our travel plans were finalized, Eric started talking . . .

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Photos: The Dogs of the 2015 Orvis Down the Hatch Fishing Festival


Written by: Phil Monahan

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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Blind Man Asked to Leave His Service Dog in a Car at Michigan Restaurant


Written by: Phil Monahan

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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