Monthly Archives: November 2015

How to Hot-Wire a Bird Dog

Written by: Zach Matthews


Zach and Gretchen look tired and happy after their day afield.
Photos by Zach Matthews

The wind was ripping right along, so fast that if I’d been on the water, the whitecaps would have been tearing off the tops of the waves. However—unusually for me—I wasn’t standing on the. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LVII: Brian Kozminski


Written by: Phil Monahan

Kozminski feels blessed by the miles and miles of quality water near his home in northern Michigan.
All photos courtesy Brian Kozminski

Brian Kozminski (or “Koz” to his buddies) is one of those guys I’ve been Facebook friends with for years but whom I’ve never met. It’s clear from our online relationship, however, that this is. . .

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How a Shelter Dog Is Poised to Become the Most Famous Instagram Star in the World


Written by: Phil Monahan

Marnie’s popularity has surprised everyone, including her owner.
Photo via Instagram

Marnie the dog is not your typical model: her tilted head and too-long tongue would not win her any ribbons at a dog show, for sure. But the little Shih Tzu’s personality and willingness to. . .

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Video: Our Playground 2015, Vol. 3


Written by: Phil Monahan

Back in August, former Trout Bum of the Week Jon Hill dropped volume 2 of his Our Playground 2015 video series, and here’s the follow-up. Of his last video of the year, Jon says, “My friends. . .

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UPDATE: Anglers Score a Victory on a New Zealand High-Country Stream

Written by: Dave Jensen, Jensen Fly Fishing


Pressure from the online fly-fishing community helped to save a New Zealand gem from destruction.
Video capture by Dave Jensen

Last March, we made a video about New Zealand’s Kakapo Brook and highlighted a petition that our friend Serge Bonnafoux had launched to kill the application to dam the stream for. . .

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