Win a Recon Fly Rod (and More!) in Our “20 Days in September” Contest

My first fish from the 2014 project kicked things off with a bang. Photo by Phil Monahan
Last year, I had a tough summer, fishingwise, so to make up for it, I set myself a goal: to go fishing 20 days during the month of September. Thus was born the “20 Days in September” Project. I . . .
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Photos of the Day: Father-Daughter Day on the Madison

Written by: Kaitlin Groundwater, Madison Valley Ranch
Madison shows off both her remarkable fashion sense and a beautiful brown trout from her namesake river. Photos courtesy Madison Valley Ranch
Sometimes there are moments that just must be captured. We are always on the hunt for bigger fish, new waters, and the thrill of a tight line, but it is also valuable to reflect on what it is. . .
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Orvis September Fly Fishing Photo Contest

CONTEST RULES: How to Enter: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”) on 9/1/15 and ends at 11:59:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”) 9/30/15 (“Promotion Period”). To enter, during the Promotional Period, you must (i) have a registered account for the Facebook application ("Facebook"); and (ii) upload/post/ at least one original photo to facebook.com/orvisflyfishing (1) on the theme of "fly fishing for 20 days in September" as announced on the OrvisNews website /flyfishing.aspx, with the hashtags “#OrvisFlyFishing” and "20SeptDays" (collectively, an “Entry”). Entries must be created solely by each entrant. Furthermore, entries must comply with Facebook's terms of use and these Official Rules. If you do not already have a Facebook account, you may register for an account; it is free to join. An Entry that does not include all required information and adhere to the foregoing and following requirements will be considered void and will not be considered in the judging of this contest. Once submitted, Entries cannot be deleted, cancelled or modified. All Contest entrants are only eligible to win one (1) prize during the entire Contest Entry Period. Any violation or attempt to violate this restriction may cause Sponsor to disqualify such person from the Contest. All entries must be received by September 30, 2015 at 11:59:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”). There is no limit on the number of entries. Sponsor’s computer will be the official time clock for the Sweepstakes. Entries will be deemed
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What Does Your Dog’s Name Say About YOU?

Reed has a person name, which means he's as important as a human. Photo by Thomas, Greenville
Have you ever stopped to consider what your dog's name says about you and your feelings about him or her? An article on The Dodo takes a look at the list of most popular dog names from. . .
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Video: Bat Dog Miss Babe Ruth Retires After 649 Consecutive Games

A few weeks ago, we posted a wonderful short documentary about a family of "bat dogs" working with the Trenton Thunder baseball team. Last night, another bat dog was celebrated for an. . .
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Video: The 5wt Chronicles Season One Trailer

Here's an awesome trailer for an upcoming series about chasing as many different species of fish as possible on a 5-weight fly rod. These guys aren't messing around, casting to bonefish, . . .
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Trout Bum of the Week III: David Meador

Dave Meador shows off a late-season Missouri River brown. All photos courtesy David Meador
David Meador has been fly fishing since 1978, getting started back in his home state of Virginia. But like most die-hard trout bums, he could not resist the pull of the West and the lure of the. . .
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Classic Pattern: Birth of the Woolly Bugger

The late Russell Blessing with his most famous creation, the Woolly Bugger. Photo courtesy of Fly Rod & Reel
If you've ever wondered about the origins of the world's most popular fly, Fly Rod & Reel has a great interview with Fred Blessing, son of the late Russell Blessing, the man who first tied a. . .
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