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Why Is My Dog Itchy in the Winter?

By: Orvis Staff
If your dog is scratching a lot, there may be a problem. Photos courtesy Katherine, Kansas City

Not long after the winter season’s first frost, comes the dry, itchy skin—for people and their dogs. Usually, your best friend is itchy in the winter for the exact same reasons you are, and the soothing fixes are similar. Though you can’t slather moisturizing lotion on a thick coat of fur, there are other ways to help. Read on to learn why your dog often scratches through the winter months, and how you can minimize her discomfort.


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Why Can’t My Dog Get Comfortable Lying Down?

By: Orvis Staff
Photos courtesy  Orvis.com

One of the coziest sights is a dog curled up in his dog bed, or comfy on the couch fast asleep. But what about when your dog can’t get comfortable lying down? Dogs circling before they lie down is normal, but if you notice your dog struggling to get comfortable, lying in an unusual position, or getting up and down frequently, it could be a sign of something amiss—from easy-fix issues to serious health problems. Here are the most common reasons dogs have difficulty lying down and getting comfortable, and what you can do to help:


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Video: A Light in the Dark, or Why We Fly-Fish

Here's a cool, ruminative video from Wesley Johnson that ponders the question of why fly fishing is so important to so many of us. As the video features beautiful shots of the water, birds, and . . .
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Videos: A Masterclass in How to Fish Streamers

Here's a killer episode in the series “The Bank,” from Jensen Fly Fishing, and it comes in two parts. Episode 12 was all about nymphing on a big river, and now the focus is on streamer . . .
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Video Pro Tips: Where to Find Trout in a River

One of the first keys to mastering trout fishing is knowing where to cast your flies. That means knowing in what parts of a river trout are likely to be holding. In this great video from the . . .
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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 11.07.18

An attempt to add protections for Alaska's wild salmon was beaten back at the polls. Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been advocating a “YES” vote on a Montana ballot initiative that would have required hard-rock mining companies seeking new permits to show they will not cause perpetual . . .
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What I Learned on My First Trip for Northern Pike

Written by: Chuck Coolidge
The author hoists his first northern pike on a fly. Can you tell he's excited? Photos by Chuck Coolidge
Wisconsin is well-known for its solid predator fishing, and muskies get almost all the attention. However, there's another member of the Esox genus that's significantly more abundant and, some would say just as fun, that you can fish for year round: . . .
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Join the Embrace a Stream Challenge and Help Trout in Your Local Waters!

Please join Orvis in helping local Trout Unlimited (TU) chapters—made up of anglers and conservationists like you—improve rivers across the country and unlock $50,000 in cash prizes to support their work! The Embrace A Stream Challenge is a . . .
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