Rethinking Dogs as Holiday Gifts: What You Should Know

While dogs can make wonderful presents, there are potential problems, as well.
Photo by Jill, Oconomowoc

While conventional wisdom suggests giving a dog as a Christmas present is ill advised, a new way of thinking is gaining momentum, supported by research that suggests a puppy-as-present may not only be okay, but could ultimately help more shelter dogs find forever homes. Does a dog make a good present? If you’re thinking of giving a puppy or a dog to a child or other beloved family member or friend this holiday season, here are some compelling findings that might make you smile.

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.12.21

Welcome to an all-new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we’ve got an extremely international collection of videos, . . .

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5 Questions with Pat Clayton of Fish Eye Guy Photography

As water use debates continue to intensify throughout the West, one Montana man has discovered that pictures really are worth a thousand words. Pat Clayton–better known to online fans and gallery patrons as Fish Eye Guy–uses his remarkable . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Do Leaders and Tippets Expire?

Here’s another great episode in a video series called “Q&A,” from Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio. It’s a pretty self-explanatory title, methinks. In this video, Flechsig answers the question “Do leaders and tippet have an . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 11.10.21

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, The Everglades Foundation, Captains for Clean Water, Bullsugar.org, . . .

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Pro Tips: 3 Keys to Fighting Redfish

Fighting a big redfish on fly is quite a bit different than fighting a big trout. Not only is your equipment significantly upsized, but so are the fish and their environments, factors which combine to demand different techniques . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Cast Big Flies

One of the most common questions I get on the podcast is about casting big flies. People think they are doing something wrong when casting huge streamers because they can’t get the . . .

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