Monthly Archives: July 2017

Fish Facts: Pink Salmon (Oncorhyncus gorbuscha)


Written by: Phil Monahan

The large hump in front of the dorsal fin on spawning males is the reason for the species’s nickname, “Humpy.”
Illustration by Timothy Knepp – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

In the angling community, the pink salmon (Oncorhyncus gorbuscha) is not generally held in the same high esteem as its cousins, the Chinook, coho, and sockeye. However, the sheer. . .

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Master Class Monday: What Do You Do When You Don’t Have the Right Imitation?


Written by: Phil Monahan

What do you do when you don’t have the right fly–when you know exactly what the trout are eating but you don’t have the right imitation? An Elk-wing Caddis becomes a moth by flattening the . . .

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Podcast: Charley Perkins on Waterfowling and Lessons from a Life in the Outdoor Industry


Written by: Phil Monahan

Charley Perkins poses with his grandfather and outdoors mentor, Leigh Perkins, in Arkansas.

In his latest podcast, Reid spends some time with Orvis Hunting Product Developer Charley Perkins. Charley discusses his passion for waterfowl hunting, his innovations in hunting products, and . . .

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Podcast: Guiding for Permit, with Captain Will Benson


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Capt. Will Benson (right) shares the 2017 Del Brown Permit Tournament trophy with Mike Dawes.
Photo courtesy Will Benson

Okay, get ready for this because it’s a long one! I figured that since I had not done a podcast in a couple weeks I would give you your money’s worth, and this podcast includes a long interview . . .

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How to Choose the Best Dog Collar

By: Jill Jones

Part of the fun of adopting a new dog is choosing all the supplies and equipment that will ease his transition into your household and cement his status as a beloved member of the family. There is so much cool stuff you can buy: adorable sweaters and jackets, comfy beds, monogrammed food bowls, etc., it is a bit overwhelming. In particular, when it comes to figuring out what may be the most important item—the best dog collar—owners are faced with a bewildering array of choices.

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