What to Put in Your Puppy’s Crate at Night

You love your new puppy, and want her to feel happy and secure in her new human family. But hang on a second before you pile her crate full of cute toys and a velvety soft bed. How safe are her toys and bedding? You can’t watch her all night long, and puppies have an insatiable need to chew, indiscriminately. Given this truth, what should you put in your new puppy’s crate at night? Let’s explore…

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Fleece vs. Wool: Which Offers the Best Protection From the Elements?

Should you wear a fleece or a wool layer when you head out on your next cool-weather adventure? As you’re pondering which sweater or sweatshirt to grab in preparation, you may well wonder whether fleece or wool will work best for your activity. Which will be most comfortable while providing the best protection from the elements? The answer depends on what the weather’s like and what you’re planning on doing. Is it windy and/or likely to rain or snow? What is your anticipated level of exertion? For example, are you going shopping, or taking a long hike with the dog? All these variables will…

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Podcast: Beavers and Trout, with Ben Goldfarb

You may wonder why I’ve done a podcast about beavers. You may be greatly surprised by the beneficial interactions between beavers and trout habitat—I know I was after talking to Ben Goldfarb, author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of . . .

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Ask the Experts: How Do You Approach a New Water?

Fishing in new places can be a bit daunting, but expanding your repertoire is a great way to develop skill and to help ease overcrowding in popular areas. We asked a selection of Orvis-endorsed guides how they like to approach new water, hoping . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fight Big Fish

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


Even experienced anglers don’t get many shots a really big fish, so it’s best to be prepared to make each one count.
Photos courtesy Montana Angler (except where noted)

There is a natural evolution in the sport of fly fishing. Early in an angler’s initiation to the sport, hooking and landing any fish is paramount. Over time, though, a fly fisher slowly begins to improve his or her skills, . . .

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5 Basic Bushcraft Tips for Anglers

As a master outdoorsman and fly-fishing guide based in Maine, I’ve explored and survived some very remote places. I always feel more alive in the wilderness, perhaps because life is less guaranteed without all the trappings of modern infrastructure. Out . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Caribou Caddis

When most folks consider tying on a dry-fly imitation of a caddisfly, they go right to the Elk-Hair Caddis, the venerable pattern that has surely caught millions of trout since Al Troth invented it in . . .

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