Who travels from Kansas to Utah for carp? This guy does.
All photos courtesy Mike Mazzoni
[Editor’s note: Last year, we posted two sets of photos of big trout (here and here) by Mike Mazzoni, who was a summer intern at Falcon’s Ledge in Utah. He’s back again, but this time, he has a new job—Guest Relations/Facilities Manager—and a new mission.]
While some fly fishers find success in enticing carp with a Prince Nymph under a strike indicator, or by stripping a Woolly Bugger blindly, I have grown to love the challenge and thrill of sight-casting to feeding carp, watching the take, and enjoying the long, powerful. . .
Sgt. Stubby was decorated many times for his heroics, which included capturing an enemy spy.
Back in March, in a post about creating a new holiday for K9 veterans, we referenced the story of Sgt. Stubby, a pit bull who became a national hero for his service to the troops in World War I. To commemorate memorial day, yesterday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured a story about. . .
Wet flies, such as this Sparkle Soft Hackle, are more versatile than you may think. Photo via orvis.com
These days, classic wet flies are probably the most underused patterns in the average American fly fisher’s box. Trailing far behind nymphs, dry flies, and streamers in popularity, wet flies have the reputation of being for older guys or those not willing to sling two tungsten-beadheads and a Thingamabobber. But for hundreds, if not. . .
Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. We have a killer selection this week, fifteen videos that will take you from the trout waters of New Zealand, to a rooster party off the coast of Mexico, to the chilly waters of Finland, as well as many places in between.
What better way to appreciate the wonder of Alaska than with a trip for two to Crystal Creek Lodge—2011 Orvis Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year—in the heart of Bristol Bay? All you have to do to enter the contest is take action to let the EPA know that you stand with millions of others against the proposed Pebble Mine. The video above explains why stopping this. . .
Brandon Patterson was serving in Iraq when he learned that his beloved dog, Alfaba, had run away, escaping through a hole in a fence. When he returned Stateside, he looked everywhere, and he couldn’t bring himself to give up and get another dog. The reason he couldn’t find her, he now knows, was that she was being kept in the house of an. . .
Welcome to a new edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. 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. And don’t forget to check in regularly at The Tug, the Orvis online video theatre. See you next week with a fresh set of. . .
Virginian Josh Williams has built a new life around fly fishing. Photo courtesy Josh Williams
We have posted before about Josh Williams, a military veteran who lost his right arm in a motorcycle accident soon after his return from Iraq. (See the previous post here.) He took up fly tying, and got so good at it that Orvis sells his. . .