Take the Tom Rosenbauer Trivia Challenge for a chance to win an Orvis Wool-Blend Beer Cozy!

Test your knowledge of how to catch “difficult” rising trout by taking our seven-question quiz. You’ll be asked about fly selection, presentation, floatant choice, and even angling literature. Post your score in the comments below to become eligible for our giveaway: Five commenters, chosen at random, will win an Orvis Wool-Blend Beer Cozy, perfect for sipping a beverage streamside after a long day on the water. Good luck!



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Dog Park Hoax Showing up All Over Facebook


You have probably seen the above image on Facebook accompanied by a dire warning of a growing, sick trend where people are spiking cheese with nails and leaving handfuls of the spiked food in dog parks across the country. Don’t worry, it’s a hoax. Whereas this did occur ONCE in Buenos Aires, it is not a trend sweeping the nation. Read more here.

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Three new online fly-fishing issues!


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With three new issues of great online magazines to choose from, fly fishers can feast on a wealth of imagery, video, and great storytelling from around the world.



Those of us who enjoy online fly-fishing publications have had a heck of a couple of weeks, as new issues of Flymage, This is Fly, and Catch Magazine came online. It seems as if, with every issue, these publications find more “out there” stories, great photography, and cool videos to highlight. Although these journals will never replace the old-fashioned paper ones for me–because you can’t leisurely flip through them while relaxing on the deck or in a beach chair–I find their content thrilling and engaging. Here’s what’s in store in these new issues: . .

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War-hero dog, Buster, retires to the country

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Buster has received many decorations for his bravery under fire.

photo courtesy the Daily Mail

A Royal Air Force dog who braved five tours of duty in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan is finally retiring to live out his life in the English countryside. The nine-year-old springer spaniel most recently served in Afghanistan’s deadly Helmand province, where his job was to sniff out explosive vests worn by terrorists. Buster’s amazing nose led to the arrests of two suicide bombers, surely saving many human lives. He also went along on foot patrols looking for Taliban insurgents and tracking down booby-trap bombs.

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Video of the Day: Pistol Petey

We’ve featured quite a few canine athletes over the past few months, but Petey is the most skilled ball handler we’ve seen. A border collie from Del mar, California, Petey excels as volleyball and skateboarding, as well. In case you’re worried that hitting a basketball with his mouth could hurt the dog, Petey’s owner writes, “We are using a special volleyball that is soft on his mouth. Also, he is wearing booties to protect his paw pads on the hard pavement.” My favorite comment below the video on YouTube is: “Petey has a better shooting percentage than half of the Los Angeles Clippers.” Sink that shot, boy!

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Tying the Beadhead Brassie

The Brassie is a great all-around nymph pattern that offers three great features: its wire body imitates the segmented bodies of midges and caddisflies, it’s easy to tie, and it sinks like a stone—which means you can fish it deep. Invented in Colorado in the 1960s by three South Platte fanatics—Ken Chandler, Tug Davenport, and Gene Lynch—the original Brassie had a body of copper wire and a head of. . .

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Join the Save Bristol Bay Road Show

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Cross-posted from the Conservation blog: Since OrvisNews.com launched more than a year ago, we’ve been beating the drum in the fight to stop Pebble Mine. For a full description of the project and the threats it poses to the last great run of wild salmon on the planet, visit the Orvis Bristol Bay information page, and then Take Action. This month, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet up with fellow Pebble opponents and learn more about the proposed mine’s effects on the people and wildlife of the region. The Save Bristol Bay Road Show may be coming to a city near you.

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Join the Save Bristol Bay Road Show

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Since OrvisNews.com launched more than a year ago, we’ve been beating the drum in the fight to stop Pebble Mine. For a full description of the project and the threats it poses to the last great run of wild salmon on the planet, visit the Orvis Bristol Bay information page, and then Take Action. This month, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet up with fellow Pebble opponents and learn more about the proposed mine’s effects on the people and wildlife of the region. The Save Bristol Bay Road Show may be coming to a city near you.

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Ladies’ Bass & Bream Night

Ladies' Bass & Bream Night


On August 25th, the Orvis store in Richmond, VA hosted a Ladies’ Bass and Bream Night as an extension of their FF101/201 program. Twelve women met up at the store for a Q&A session with the Richmond staff before heading to a nearby lake. Here’s fishing manager Duber Winters’ recap of the event: . . .

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Ladies’ Bass & Bream Night

Ladies' Bass & Bream Night


On August 25th, the Orvis store in Richmond, VA hosted a Ladies’ Bass and Bream Night as an extension of their FF101/201 program. Twelve women met up at the store for a Q&A session with the Richmond staff before heading to a nearby lake. Here’s fishing manager Duber Winters’ recap of the event: . . .

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