In the Loop 10.12.10

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A gorgeous redfish taken on a fly in the Gulf of Mexico.
photo by Jan Bach Kristensen

Fly fishing for redfish (or “red drum,” depending where you’re from) has become an obsession for reporter Mike Leggett of The Austin-American Statesman. His story of chasing tails off the Texas coast, just east of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge,…

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The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast – Fall Fly Fishing Tips for Eastern and Western Anglers

Before Tom left for the Bahamas (another tough business trip) he was joined in the studio by Jed Fiebelkorn, host of Trout Unlimited’s cable show ON THE RISE for a discussion on fall fly fishing techniques in the eastern and western United States. In doing so, they also bust a popular myth about trout feeding habits.

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Training Your Dog the Wildrose Way

I’m getting a new puppy the first of the year. He’s a Wildrose British Labrador out of their new sire FTch Glenoch Ruff who came from Northern Ireland this year. My dog Pickett is now 8 years old and at the peak of his performance physically and mentally, but it’s time to start bringing along the successor.

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Orvis Dog of the Day – Tweed!

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“Fall is Fun”
– Sue, Madison
Enter the Orvis Cover Dog Photo contest for your chance to put your dog on a future cover of the The Orvis Dog Book catalog, win a $500 gift card from Orvis and help us beat canine cancer! Enter online at www.orvis.com/coverdog.

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Video: The Source – Iceland

I got an email this morning from Nick Reygaert of Gin-Clear Media, who had noticed we’d posted the trailer for their Tasmania film last week. Nick pointed me to the trailer for the newest Gin-Clear film, “The Source-Iceland,” which offers some spectacular footage from the Land of Fire and Ice. There’s also a New Zealand film, and you can check out that trailer at the Gin-Clear Media Web site.

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In the Loop 10.08.10

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A nice fall Salmon River steelhead from the top of the Douglaston Salmon Run.
photo by Shawn Brillon

Last week, severe rainstorms caused flooding regionwide, and New York’s Salmon River, which normally runs in the 350-to-700-cubic-feet-per-second range, jumped to an astonishing 25,000 cfs. By late this week, though, river levels had dropped to a more manageable 1,500 cfs, and anglers were out in force, chasing steelhead and salmon running out of Lake Ontario. Some of the best fishing…

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Orvis Puppy of The Day – Leo!

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Leo & the Leaf
– greg, hyde park

Enter the Orvis Cover Dog Photo contest for your chance to put your dog on a future cover of the The Orvis Dog Book catalog, win a $500 gift card from Orvis and help us beat canine cancer! Enter online at www.orvis.com/coverdog.

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The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast – Three and a Half Tips on Fly Fishing for Steelhead

In the most recent episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, I have three tips for fly fishing for steelhead; location, timing and presentation. Since it is not as important, I threw in half a tip on tackle.
Did I leave anything out? Have more questions? Let me know by leaving a comment in the comments section.

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