Friday Film Festival 05.04.12

Welcome to another edition of the Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection has got it all: freshwater and saltwater, warmwater and coldwater, big fish and little fish. It’s quite a global collection, as well, with videos from the waters of Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe, . . .

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Persistent Pursuit of Purloined Pug Pays Off

Stolen Pug Found Months Later:

Can you imagine watching someone steal your neighbor’s beloved dog? That’s just what happened when Anne Sutherland’s pug, Molly, managed to wriggle through the fence of her yard. A passerby snatched up the little dog and was gone before anyone could do anything about it. What happened next is the truly remarkable part of the story—Sutherland spent five months searching for Molly and never. . .

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Fly-Fishing History: Trout Evangelism, Part I

It always amazes me that trout have been introduced in so many places across the globe. When I was in Tasmania a few years ago, I visited Salmon Ponds, built in 1864 and the oldest trout-rearing facility in the Southern Hemisphere. There’s a little museum there that explains how the English managed to transport brown trout so far….

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Picture of the Day: Jurassic Rainbowasaurus


We knew that Argentina’s Jurassic Lake grew big trout, but we didn’t know they got this big. (The photo obviously came right off the camera, which explains the control bar. Doh.)

photo courtesy Estancia Laguna Verde

Last night, I checked my cell phone and saw that I’d received an email from Luciana Alba at Estancia Laguna Verde in southern Argentina. Since they fish Lago Strobel (also known as Jurassic Lake), I knew it would have a picture of a big fish attached, but I didn’t actually see the photo until . . .

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Friday Film Festival 04.27.12

Welcome to another edition of the Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s collection is quite eclectic, with big fish, small fish, and no fish. As usual, there’s an international flair to the group, with Europe and Canada leading the charge of foreign lands. The comments are. . .

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Announcing the Winners of the 2012 Orvis Guide, Lodge, and Outfitter Awards!

2012 ELOG Awards Kalil Boghdan

Massachusetts-based striper specialist Capt. Kalil Boghdan was named
2012 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year.

photo by Tom Rosenbauer

For over twenty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges Outfitters and Guides (ELOG) program. Each endorsed operation has its own character, but all share the same high standards: great service, great fishing or wingshooting, and an experienced, professional staff. These standards of excellence are continually reviewed by the Orvis staff and evaluated by. . .

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What Do You Think? Implants for Neutered Dogs

Do male dogs grieve for their missing parts?

photo via

An interesting article in today’s Business Week addresses an issue that’s easy to snicker at, but one wonders if we have been insensitive to the feelings of post-neutering male dogs. Almost 20 years ago, Gregg Miller says, he watched his bloodhound, Buck, go through a grieving process after he was. . .

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Tuesday Tip: How to Set Up a Trout Reel

My good friend Zach Matthews, editor of The itinerant Angler website and host of the podcast of the same name, got a new video camera from his wife for Christmas, and he’s putting it to good use. Here’s a great lesson on setting up a fly reel, from start to finish—getting the backing on the reel, attaching the fly line to the backing, attaching a butt section to the fly line, and then attaching a leader. In the process, you’ll learn the double surgeon’s loop, a new arbor knot, the nail knot, the perfection loop, and. . .  

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