Monthly Archives: February 2016

Get ready for Carp Throw Down 2016!

Written by: Conway Bowman

This is the prize, a wary, sometimes picky “trash fish” that’s a challenge for any angler.
Photo courtesy Conway Bowman

Hey carp fly-rod freaks! Get your hoppers and dry flies ready for 4th annual Lake Henshaw Carp Throw Down, which will be held on May 21, 2016. The CTD has evolved into the warmwater. . .


Photos: The Peacocks (and more) of Colombia

Written by: Trent Jones, Orvis Bethesda

The author shows off a beautiful Rio Bita speckled peacock bass.
Photos courtesy Trent Jones

I just got back from a 10-day trip to Colombia, where I split my time between Bogota and the Rio Bita, a minor tributary to the Rio Orinoco, which lies on the border between Colombia and. . .


Man Gives Free Haircuts to Senior Shelter Dogs So They Can Finally Find Homes

Written by: Phil Monahan

Mark Imhof poses with a recently shorn shelter dog, who now looks more adoptable.
Photo via

Here’s a wonderful story about a New York City man named Mark Imhof who left the world of business and went looking for more meaningful work. His fiance suggested he think of working with. . .