Fly Fishing in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Part I

Story and photos by Bob Dagley


This door painting reflects Bhutan’s official title as the Thunder Dragon Kingdom.
Photo by Bob Dagley

The year was 2001 and a trip to Bhutan, in a virtually untouched corner of the Himalayas, was an enviable assignment. It was also a rare opportunity. The mysterious, high-altitude mountain. . .

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Sorting It All Out

Written by: Debra Carr Brox


March is the time for spring cleaning, Getting my fly boxes in order is a monumental task.
Photo by Debra Carr Brox

Every March, in anticipation of the fishing season ahead, I organize my fly boxes. It’s a monumental task. Not only are the boxes in disarray, but there are wool patches, hats, . . .

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Casting for Recovery: Life-Changing Moments


Connie Burke and friend grab a little gusto!
Photo by Casting for Recovery

The mission of Casting for Recovery is to enhance the quality of life for women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. Orvis is proud to be a founding sponsor.

No one can explain the therapeutic value of a Casting for Recovery retreat better than the women who have participated. Last summer Connie Burke was one of those participants….

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Footwear History: The Boat Shoe That Started It All

Written by: Kimberly Bellamy


A piece of footwear history that has saved many sailors and boaters.

In 1935, avid sailor and inventor Paul Sperry—a former Dartmouth student and U.S. Navy seaman—made an astounding discovery. One day, after watching his dog run effortlessly across the. . .

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Video: Four Fish We’re Overeating

If you’ve ever stood at the fish counter in the grocery store or the seafood market wondering what to take home dinner, has it ever occurred to you where these fish come from and how they keep. . .

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My Southern Godmother’s Old Fashioned Recipe


Even if you’re not a regular bourbon drinker, Betty’s recipe is mighty tasty.
Photo via bulleit.com

It’s not a raspberry martini or a red-current champagne spritzer—and it certainly isn’t pink wine—but it’s red in color and, as far as we’re concerned, that makes an Old Fashioned the perfect. . .

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