This gorgeous Driftless Area brook trout fell for a Turkey Leech. Photo by Kip Vieth
As the snow melts and the spring creeks of the Driftless Area start to settle down, every fly angler in or near this unique region starts to twitch. Spring fever is at a fever pitch, and fly fishers are. . .
This seems like an appropriate post for this time of year, when nymph fishermen really need to get their flies to the bottom quickly. In this episode, I demonstrate how to make a tuck cast, which allows you to get your nymphs to power through the water column by causing them to hit the water before your fly line does. Tuck casts are great for when. . .
If your dog is scratching a lot, there may be a problem. Photos courtesy Katherine, Kansas City
Not long after the winter season’s first frost, comes the dry, itchy skin—for people and their dogs. Although it is possible for your dog to get fleas and mange in the winter, there are a variety of more common reasons your dog is scratching more than usual from December through March. It’s most likely that your dog is itchy in the winter because their skin dries out in the drier, colder air (like our own skin). Though you can’t slather moisturizing lotion on a thick coat of fur, there are other ways to help. Read on to learn why your dog often…
Fatwood is a non-toxic, natural firestarter prized by homeowners, hikers, and backcountry survivalists for its ability to light easily and burn very hot—even in damp conditions. Whether it’s lighting up a cozy fireplace for the family during dinner, a woodstove that will heat the house all day, or a ring of stones around a fire … Continue reading “What is Fatwood?”
Spaulding loves soccer, and he’ll play with anyone. Photo by Kendra Zimmer
The wrinkled face and short nose is a well-known silhouette—the Bulldog has made his impression on the world. The goofy antics of the fourth most popular dog breed are sure to grab attention. Where did Bulldogs come from and how did this breed…
The rainbow trout of the Yakima just love the Pat’s Stone. Photo by Mike Canady
Meet the Pat’s Stonefly (a.k.a. Pat’s Rubberlegs, Pat’s Stone, or just Pat’s). But it’s not just a Pat’s Stonefly; it’s my go-to confidence fly. It’s a key factor in any success I have when fishing, even. . .
The Orvis Signature Polo. A new fly rod. A leather travel kit. These are some of the best gifts for men from Orvis in 2021. How do we know? We’ve given them to the dads, brothers, sons, and friends in our lives…