Friday Film Festival: Friggatriskaidekaphobia Edition, Part Trois!

Friday 13

Welcome to our third Friday the 13th edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival for 2012! (And thanks to Orvis designer James Daley for the sweet PhotoShop job.) This week’s collection is super trout-heavy, although there’s enough salt- and warmwater action to keep you from overdosing on salmonids. Remember, we surf so you don’t have to. But if you do stumble upon something great that you think is worthy of inclusion in a future FFF, please post it in the comments below. See you next week with a fresh set of films!

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Orvis Embraces Budding Tenkara Movement

Tenkara – Get into it! from Chris Richardson on Vimeo.

Anyone reading fly-fishing magazines or searching the Internet has run across stories about tenkara fishing, and the number of anglers trying out this ancient Japanese method is growing rapidly. Yesterday, Orvis announced it would start selling rods, line, and flies made by Tenkara USA and helping to promote the Japanese method of fly-fishing. The truth is that there are several people in this building who have been. . .

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Dan Rather Reports on Pebble Mine TONIGHT at 8 p.m.


Dan Rather will address the Pebble Mine controversy live from King Salmon, Alaska.

Dan Rather Reports” is a weekly news show hosted by the famed anchorman and field reporter. The show airs on ASX TV (formerly HDNet), which is available on many major cable and digital networks. (To see if yours carries ASX TV, click here.) On tonight’s episode of “Dan Rather Reports,” the subject will be the proposed Pebble Mine. Here’s the description: . . .

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Friday Film Festival 07.06.12

Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection has a little bit of everything, from trout to gar, tarpon to permit, shad to salmon. There’s also an incredible mix of music accompanying the visuals, including a few surprises. It’s an all Northern Hemisphere affair, though, spanning from Key West to Iceland. I am constantly. . .

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Friday Film Festival 06.29.12

Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection has lots of great trout action, from Scandinavia to Tierra del Fuego. You’ll see anglers fishing in all kinds of conditions, from battling unbelievable wind to climbing high peaks. There isn’t too much saltwater action this week, but what we do have is pretty. . .

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“Miracle” Dog Rescued from Iran Finds a New Home

In a wonderful story that features tragedy, bravery, compassion, and even cultural importance, a paralyzed dog from Iran has found a new home in Maryland, with a family who shares his heritage. Omid was found on the streets of Tehran, where he had fended for himself for several years—which is remarkable because. . .

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