An Urgent Call to Help Save Wild Tigers


Tiger numbers are dwindling due to habitat loss and poaching.

photo via worldmostamazingthings.com

Around the world, tiger numbers are at an all-time low—dropping from 100,000 to as few as 3,200 over the last century. Demand for tiger parts in some Asian countries is resulting in poaching and trade that will empty forests of. . .

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Friday Film Festival 06.22.12

Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. I’m on vacation today, but I couldn’t face the wrath of readers who tuned in at lunchtime for their weekly video fix only to find a blank page. There’s a bunch of great stuff in this week’s collection, including a horror film about the effects of nuclear radiation on one particular slimy. . .

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Great Dane Adopts Orphaned Fawn


Kate with Pippin, whom the Great Dane cared for after Isobel Springett rescued the fawn.

photo via lifewithdogs.tv

In 2008, a Vancouver Island woman named Isobel Springett found an orphaned baby deer, so she took it in. She was amazed to discover that her pet dog, Kate, immediately began mothering the forlorn fawn. The two became inseparable, and Springett, a photographer, documented their. . .

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Tuesday Tip: How to Set the Hook and Fight a Fish

Welcome to another installment of “Ask an Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructor,” with me, Peter Kutzer. In this episode, I demonstrate how to correctly set the hook when you’re fishing for trout and other small fish and when you’re stripping a fly for saltwater species or freshwater big game. The way you set the hook makes a huge difference in your success rate, so knowing the correct . . .

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Friday Film Festival 06.15.12

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 bounces around the globe, covering all the continents, except for Antarctica. (If anyone knows of a fly-fishing video from Antarctica, please let me know.) There’s a good amount of saltwater action, with plenty of airborne tarpon, as well as some pretty sketchy dead-of-night. . .

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Hero Dog Saves the Life of Abandoned Infant


This infant boy would surely not have survived the night without a hero dog’s help.

photo csmonitor.com

I’ve heard people argue that dogs are only “loyal to” and show “love” for their owners because we’re the ones who feed them. If that’s true, how would one explain this: Reports from the west African country of Ghana this week describe how a farm dog saved the life of a two-week-old baby boy who had been abandoned by its mother: . . .

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Friday Film Festival 06.08.12

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 is an eclectic mix of species and location, but without some of our regular subjects. What makes me particularly happy is the number of small-stream videos, which are my. . .

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