Photos: Mother-Son Bonding on a Utah Trout Stream

Written by: Spencer Higa, Falcon’s Ledge
Amy tested the waters first, catching her inaugural trout on a fly. Photos courtesy Falcon's Ledge
The photo above shows Amy's first fish on a fly rod, which she caught on a recent trip in Utah. Her son followed suit and caught his first fish on a fly rod, too. This mother-son duo has just found. . .
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Tuesday Tips: How to Be a Good Client for Your Guide

Listen, pay attention, be honest about your skills, and smile. . .the goal is to have a good time, right? Photo courtesy Linehan Outfitting
For some anglers, fishing with a guide can cause a little bit of anxiety. No one wants to make a stupid mistake or say something ridiculous in front of a guide because no one wants to be. . .
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Essay: Was It Love at First Sight with Your Rescue Dog?


Toby and Margot Ahlquist traveling to Martha’s Vineyard two years after the adoption.
Photo via dogster.com
When you bring a new dog into your home, you'd like to think that you fall in love with him or her immediately. But, as Margot Ahlquist admits in a compelling essay on dogster.com, things. . .
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Video: Rock of the Dragon Trailer

Here's a sometimes beautiful trailer for an upcoming film about a fish that's not often discussed in fly-fishing circle: the Huchen (Hucho hucho) or Danube salmon. A close relative of the taimen of. . .
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Video: Pizza Delivery Man Rescues Abused Dog

Sometimes, all it takes is one person to stop and take notice for a dog's life to be changed for the better. Such was the case for Pupperoni, a sweet young dog whose owner had decided to. . .
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Fish Facts: Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)

Known for their brilliant red spawning colors, sockeyes are also great fighters when hooked. Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography
Although a trophy shot of an angler holding a bright-red sockeye salmon is impressive, the species is not usually considered one of the “glamour” game fish in Alaska and western. . .
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Photos and Essay: Paddling on One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Written by: John Guider, with notes by Jon Bash
Sunlight on Rocks and Stream, Spencer Creek, Franklin, TN Photo by © John Guider 2003
Editor's Note: The on-ramp to the country's oldest "highway" system was nothing more than a downward sloping dirt bank for the artist/photographer John Guider as he set out on an. . .
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Beautiful Ceremony in Nepal Celebrates Dogs

Dogs are adorned with flower garlands as a sign of respect for the relationship shared between humans and dogs. Photo via onegreenplanet.org
While much of the media was focused on the horrible dog-meat festival in China last week, some preferred to highlight a much different event in neighboring Nepal. The second day of the. . .
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