Monthly Archives: March 2017

Classic Story and Photos: The Mouse-Eating Monster of The Rividavia

Written by: Mike Dawkins, WorldCast Anglers 

Mike Dawkins is all smiles as he cradles a fish of a lifetime on Patagonia’s Rividavia.
All photos courtesy Mike Dawkins

It is no secret that most of the largest trout landed come to the net in the spring and fall—before the summer heat begins and you cannot escape the brightness of the sun; after the first snow falls on the mountains and the. . .


Three Good Reasons to Restrain Your Dog in the Car

By: Deb German

You’ll feel safer and more confident on the road knowing that your best friend is buckled in.
Photo via

The holiday travel season is upon us: millions of Americans will soon head to destinations near and far for family celebrations, and for many the family includes the dog. Do you routinely . . .


Video: How to Tie the Olive Woolly Bugger

Written by: Phil Monahan

If I had to choose one pattern to fish before the Hendricksons start coming off, it would be the Olive Bugger.

The Woolly Bugger really needs no introduction, but if you didn’t see our post on the fly’s inventor, Russell Blessing, check it out here. I doubt that there’s a single trout angler who doesn’t . . .


Fly-Fishing Wisdom: Fear of Hooks

Written by: Phil Monahan

Orvis’s Steve Hemkens shows off the kind of buried hook that does require
medical attention. To his credit, he finished out the float trip first.
Photo by Steve Hemkens

Anyone who fishes long enough is going to end up with a hook point buried in his skin; it’s simply an occupational hazard. This is why it’s important to debarb your hooks and always carry a mini first-aid kit in your vest or waist pack. But there are times when every precaution in the world isn’t. . .


Classic Pro Tip: How to Mend Your Line For a Better Drift

Written by: Phil Monahan

Tom explains why a fly-line belly on the water is bad.
Photo via the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center

In today’s video tip from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, Tom and guide Molly Semenik discuss basic mending. As Tom notes, many anglers seem confused by mending because. . .


Top 10 Flies for Western Canada and the Rockies

Written by: Dave Brown, Dave Brown Outfitters

The big browns of Alberta love a bushy dry fly drifted along the bank.
Photo by Dave Brown

Once our guide season rolls around, we tend to cover a lot of rivers in both Alberta and British Columbia. The character of these streams varies from fast-moving alpine freestones, such. . .