Monthly Archives: April 2016

Photos: A Banner Birthday in Belize

Written by: Lance Peterson Arroyo , Belcampo Lodge

Simon and guide Scully celebrate a birthday permit to remember.
Photos courtesy Belcampo Lodge

Feeding a fly to a permit is a test worthy of any fly fisher, regardless of skill level. Considering the challenges involved, it’s no wonder why an angler’s first permit on a fly is a fish etched into. . .


Photo of the day: Sunset Rainbows in Utah

Written by: Dave Danley, Falcon’s Ledge

Not much time for photos when the fish are biting and the sun is setting.
Photo by Dave Danley

I had about 30 minutes to kill after work on Tuesday, so I fished one of the lakes near a Falcon’s Ledge. It was drizzling and the fish were sipping midge emergers, so I tied on a size 18 . . .


Photo of the Day: Scouting Trip Smallie Success

Written by: Phil Monahan

When your trout river is blown out, it’s time to see if anything else is biting.
Photo by Mike Canady

Mike Canady of Ellensburg Angler in Ellensburg, Washington, sent in this great photo of his fellow guide, Todd Fuchigami with a big fish and a big smile. The Yakima River was blown out, so. . .


The Best Mother’s Day Gifts: 5 Orvis Moms Share their Stories

Written by: Lucinda Jamison

A family hike to the summit of Sleeping Beauty Mountain in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Jenette with children (L-R) Henry, Angelina, Isabella, and Charlie.
Photo courtesy Jenette Dill

Since Mother’s Day became an official national holiday in 1914, moms all over America have been celebrated with cards, gifts, and flowers. Inspired by some of the stories we’ve been. . .


Hero Dogs Leads Firefighters to Trapped Children

Written by: Phil Monahan

Hailed as a hero, Maxx is being treated for burns and smoke inhalation.
Photo courtesy Seminole County Fire Department

I see a lot of “dog saves family from fire” stories in my news feed, but most are of the “his barking woke us up” variety. Really, all the dog did was bark, and if we could translate, the pup may . . .


Video: Could a Diabetic Alert Dog Sense Blood-Sugar Drop Miles Away?

Written by: Phil Monahan

A Utah family is especially thankful for their diabetic-alert dog, Hero, who seems to be able to sense changes in his little girl’s blood sugar from long distances. Four-year-old Sadie was in school, some five miles from home, when Hero began to alert Sadie’s mom, Michelle, in the same way that he would if Sadie […]