Video: Top Five Flies for December 2019

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Zeke Hersh and Ivan Orsic hit the Arkansas River near Salida, Colorado. Winter has arrived here in Colorado, so it’s important to get your flies in the zone. Trout won’t move very far to eat . . .

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The Best Dog Breed for Each State

The Best Dog Breed for Each State

There may not be a single best dog breed for any state, but below is our list of breeds that hold a special place in the hearts of residents of each of the 50 United States. With 193 dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, plus additional mixed breeds and shelter mixes, it was difficult coming up with a single best breed for each of the 50 states. Since the best dog breed for someone in California may not be the best breed for someone in Florida, we looked at many deciding factors, including, the state’s climate, urban versus rural distribution, popular activities, historic events, and even state of origin for some breeds. Even after applying so many metrics, we still found it necessary to add some very close runners-up to the list.

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Orvis Dog-Training Tips, Episode 2: Training is a Lifestyle

Here’s the second episode in our new series of dog-training videos–featuring Ronnie Smith and Susanna Love of Ronnie Smith Kennels. The Smith family is legendary in the dog-training world. Ronnie’s uncle is the bird-dog legend Delmar Smith, recognized as the founder of the Smith Training Method and a Field Trial Hall of Fame inductee. Ronnie has … Continue reading “Orvis Dog-Training Tips, Episode 2: Training is a Lifestyle”

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#MomentofChill: Between Water and Air

Today’s #MomentofChill is from Tight Loops. Shot in Yellowstone National Park, the video offers a unique perspective on the intersection of two elements—water and air. . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Turbo Midge

Competition fly fishing requires patterns that are both effective and durable; you don’t want to waste fly-fishing time changing flies, after all. Chris Lee of North Carolina designed the Turbo Midge with. . .

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2019 Best Big Cities for Outdoorsy Dog Owners

New York City makes the list as the 8th Best City for Outdoorsy Dog Owners and Their Dogs. Photo: Linh Nguyen via Flickr

Louisville, San Francisco and neighbor, Oakland, took the top three spots on our roundup of the Best 100 Cities for Outdoorsy Dog Owners rankings, which compares the number of dog parks and the distance to the nearest state park for the 100 largest cities in the United States.

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Video: How to Use Resins Safely

This week, Tim discusses his allergic reaction–complete with photos–to many of the resins used in fly tying and how he has come to deal with the problem. It’s worth thinking about using this method before you develop an allergy, so if you tie with resins . . .

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Video: Lee Wulff and Curt Gowdy Catching Huge Labrador Brook Trout

Here’s an amazing piece of television history, featuring Lee Wulff and Curt Gowdy flying into the Labrador bush in search of huge, wild brook trout. Traveling in Wulff’s famed SuperCub, with a canoe strapped to the floats, they fly over the amazing watery landscape. When they reach the Minipi watershed, they head out for. . .

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