What to Do If You Find a Tick on Your Dog


The deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, is the main vector for Lyme disease.
Photo courtesy the U.S. Department of Agriculture, via Wikimedia

This is the time of year when my dog loves to run through the tall grass in the field next to our home…which means it’s high time for ticks. These tenacious little arachnids carry any number of diseases—from Lyme disease to ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever—and your dog is not the only one in danger. Dogs often bring ticks into the house, where they may find their way onto…

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Video: How to Tie the Stonefly Creeper

Preston Jennings lived in Brooklyn, New York, and spent a lot of time fly fishing in the Catskills. His 1935 A Book of Trout Flies is considered one of the first serious attempts to connect the science . . .

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Orvis Guide to Euro-Nymphing, Part 7: Detecting Strikes

In this final installment of our seven-part series on Euro-nymphing, Tom Rosenbauer and George Daniel discuss how you detect strikes with this system. Since you’re fishing with your flies near the bottom, you’ll sometimes catch bottom. But if you’re snagging bottom too often, strike detection becomes more difficult. The sighter serves as both a depth … Continue reading “Orvis Guide to Euro-Nymphing, Part 7: Detecting Strikes”

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Video: Barbed vs. Barbless Hooks

Although there are places where regulations require barbless hooks, the decision of whether to go barbed or barbless is usually left to the angler. In this video, Tim Flagler discusses the pros . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.31.20

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 a dozen videos that will take you . . .

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