Video: How to Tie the Balanced Pine Squirrel Streamer

The goal of a balanced streamer pattern is to present the fly in a more-natural way, like a real leech or baitfish, and many anglers will fish these flies under an indicator. To balance the fly, you’ll need a special hook and a way to . . .

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Five Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe from Snakes

As it starts to get warmer out, many of your local fauna wake up from their winter slumber, and snakes are no exception. While many people are afraid of snakes, it’s important to remember that these creatures are . . .

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Tuesday Tip: Using an Indicator Fly

There are few more maddening situations in fly fishing than watching fish gorge themselves right in front you but being unable to catch them because you can’t see your fly. (And for you whippersnappers who can now spy a Trico spinner at 60 feet: rest assured that such acuity won’t. . .

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Video: How to Add Dubbing with Finesse

The phrase “Less is more” can be applied to many aspects of fly tying, but it’s especially true when you’re talking about adding dubbing to thread. Many tiers grab too big a pinch and then try to force it into a thin noodle on . . .

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Podcast: The Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout of New Mexico

This week, we are talking about native trout, specifically the Rio Grande cutthroat of New Mexico. It’s a story of two communities–one a small New Mexico town and the other the Taos Pueblo tribe–told by Toner Mitchell of Trout . . .

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Video: “A Reason to Fish”

Here’s the first film from the Just Add Water Project, a series of online film showings and discussions that are part of an ongoing effort to break down barriers to the outdoors. The goal is to increase representation of diverse and . . .

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Dog Sleeping Positions: What the Furry Formations Mean


There’s more to sleep position than comfort.
Photo by Mary, Concord

You love your dog 24/7—whether he’s playing, walking by your side, or relaxing with you on the couch. But there’s little better than watching your dog take a snooze. Dogs have a way of finding the most relaxing positions on their corner of the couch or on their dog bed. Because they sleep from 12 to 14 hours every day, we get familiar with the cozy, sometimes hilarious, ways our dogs like to catch their Zzzzs. Here are some common (and weird) dog sleeping positions…

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