Photo of the Day: Scouting Trip Smallie Success


Written by: Phil Monahan

When your trout river is blown out, it’s time to see if anything else is biting.
Photo by Mike Canady

Mike Canady of Ellensburg Angler in Ellensburg, Washington, sent in this great photo of his fellow guide, Todd Fuchigami with a big fish and a big smile. The Yakima River was blown out, so. . .

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The Best Mother’s Day Gifts: 5 Orvis Moms Share their Stories


Written by: Lucinda Jamison

A family hike to the summit of Sleeping Beauty Mountain in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Jenette with children (L-R) Henry, Angelina, Isabella, and Charlie.
Photo courtesy Jenette Dill

Since Mother’s Day became an official national holiday in 1914, moms all over America have been celebrated with cards, gifts, and flowers. Inspired by some of the stories we’ve been. . .

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Hero Dogs Leads Firefighters to Trapped Children


Written by: Phil Monahan

Hailed as a hero, Maxx is being treated for burns and smoke inhalation.
Photo courtesy Seminole County Fire Department

I see a lot of “dog saves family from fire” stories in my news feed, but most are of the “his barking woke us up” variety. Really, all the dog did was bark, and if we could translate, the pup may . . .

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Video: Could a Diabetic Alert Dog Sense Blood-Sugar Drop Miles Away?


Written by: Phil Monahan

A Utah family is especially thankful for their diabetic-alert dog, Hero, who seems to be able to sense changes in his little girl’s blood sugar from long distances. Four-year-old Sadie was in school, some five miles from home, when Hero began to alert Sadie’s mom, Michelle, in the same way that he would if Sadie […]

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Book Excerpt: How to Tie and Fish the Busted Stone

Written by: Rich Strolis


Merging natural with synthetic materials, the Busted Stone offers a great imitation of these rather complex insects.

Stoneflies will forever be one of my favorite insects to replicate and fish. Some species grow large, making them a joy to fish as you can see them easily on the surface of the water, and due to. . .

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Project Unconditional Photo 28: “Bumper the Gentle Soul”

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional


“Bumper the Happy Dog” shares a moment with Cynthia.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

Springfield, Vermont—Bumper, an 11-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, got her name from Cynthia, who first met her as a puppy who had been found in the street after having been. . .

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The Arizona Wild Trout Challenge, Day One

Written by: Tyler Coleman


The bronze coloration of these beautiful rare native trout is something to behold.
Photo by Anastasia Coleman

I first heard of the Arizona Game and Fish Wild Trout Challenge while volunteering on a native-trout stocking expedition. We stocked a creek that had been destroyed by wild fires and had not. . .

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