Friday Night Funkin' Ninja

We share our expert tips and advice on how to socialize a dog. The task of socializing your dog falls to you, but the degree to which you and your dog enjoy success with socialization depends on his temperament and the amount of time and energy you are willing to commit to the process.

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How to Teach a Dog or Puppy to Come Orvis

How to Start Teaching Your Dog the “Come” Command. Prepare a baggie of small, tasty treats like bits of meat or cheese. Stand a few feet away from the dog and say his name in a cheerful, up-inflected voice. As soon as he begins to move, encourage him to continue toward you …

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How to Personalize Leather with Embossing or Engraving Orvis

Personalizing leather with an embossed or engraved monogram instantly elevates it, whether it’s a bison leather wallet or a handsome leather tote bag. We’ll explain how to monogram leather with an embossing or engraving tool in just a few simple steps.

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Fly Tying Videos Video Fly Tying Instructions & Fly

Each video not only includes detailed tying instructions, but also entomology, fishing tips and other helpful information. Learning how to tie new and extremely effective fly patterns is made easy and entertaining watching these informative and educational fly tying videos. Enjoy and happy tying! Dry Fly Patterns.

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Pro Tips: How to Practice at Home for Fishing

Welcome to a new series of how-to posts called “Home School with Pete Kutzer.”Given the current circumstances, most of us are spending more time than usual at home. If you’re like us, you may find some solace in thinking about adventures to come–what you want to do, where you want to go, and how you can prepare for future on-the-water experiences now.

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Register Your Fly Rod Orvis

Register your Orvis fly rod. Enjoy 15% off your order today! Sign up for email now, and receive 15% off your first order at orvis.com.

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Become a Fly-Fishing Guide

The author poses at the headwaters of Alaska's Gibraltar River in 1995. When I decided that I wanted to spend my summers a fishing guide—I was in graduate school at the time—I didn’t really know how to go about becoming one, so I used a shotgun approach. I applied to literally every lodge and outfitter I could find in Alaska and the Rocky Mountain. . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Use Floatant Properly

There’s a new fly-fishing “expert” on the Youtube scene, goes by the sobriquet Huge Fly Fisherman. The man behind the Buff is actually Ben Sittig, a guide from Colorado, whom we’ve seen before, in Unicorn Valley.. In this video, he offers some valuable advice about how to use floatant and dry shake in a …

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Top 5 Fly-Casting Mistakes and How to Correct Them

Written by: Zach Matthews Knowing how to cast is important, but so is knowing when to stop casting and start fishing. Photo by Sandy Hays Fly-casting is not easy. Like any skill worth knowing, casting expertise takes a long time to develop—in some cases years. The good news is that anglers pretty much make the same mistakes, and . . .

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Video: How to Tie the F-Fly

In this week’s great video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he teaches you how to tie Fratnik’s impressionistic pattern. Tim uses it as a caddisfly imitation, but tied in various colors, the F-Fly is a great, low-riding pattern that can represent a wide variety of insects. Hook: 3X-short dry-fly hook (here a Fulling Mill FM50 25

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Pro Tips: How to Tie a Euro-Nymphing Leader

Setting up a Euro-nymphing leader can be intimidating and appear difficult. Above is a short excerpt from the video, “Modern Nymphing,” in which Devin and Lance explain their favorite leader formulas, which they have fine tuned to help them be the most efficient on the water. Their step-by-step instructions, accompanied by helpful graphics

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How to Restrain your Dog in the Car Orvis

The crate should rest lengthwise in the back seat of the car if it will fit there, or on the floor in front of the back seat if the crate is small enough. Remove your dog’s collar before he climbs into his crate to keep him from strangling on entangled tags. Keeping a crate set up in your car makes routine travel with your dog much more

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Small Stream Fishing Part 1: How to Find a Stream of Your

Fly Fishing Gear. Drawing on a sporting legacy that stretches for more than a century and a half, Orvis is proud to equip anglers with the best fly-fishing rods, reels, clothing, and gear in the world.

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Video: How to Use Mylar Tubing, Part 1

Video: How to Use Mylar Tubing, Part 1. Here’s the latest installment in our series of videos called “ One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques ” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video will teach a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying

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How to Create a Crate Training Schedule for a New Puppy or

Congratulations on your new puppy or dog…and double congratulations on setting up a crate training schedule. A crating schedule will help you raise a wiggly eight-week-old puppy into a dog who is full of good habits (chewing on appropriate items, settling quietly, going to the bathroom where you want) and free of bad habits (house soiling, indiscriminate barking and chewing, and other

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How to Best Imitate Isonychia Nymphs

Written by: Ted Fauceglia Isonychia nymphs are built for swimming and move toward shore when it's time to hatch.Photos by Ted Fauceglia To simplify their identification, mayfly nymphs have been divided into four groups–burrowers, crawlers, clingers, and swimmers–and the name of each group offers some insight into the. . .

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Video: How to Tie-In the Hair for a Comparadun

This is video number 5 in Tim’s ongoing “How to Tie a Comparadun” series. In recent weeks, Tim has discussed what kinds of hair generally works best; hair length, alignment, tips, and color banding; which hides produce the best hair for Comparadun . . .

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Pro Tips: Support Your Bass—Stop the Lip Grip!

Rob Woodruff of Woodruff Guide Service shows how to properly support a bass's body. Photo by Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff Fly fishers have spent a lot of time over the past couple of years trying to promote the #Keepemwet ethic as a way to ensure the highest survival rates from catch-and-release. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Pat's Rubber Legs

The only problem with Pat’s pattern is that it looks simple but can be rather frustrating to tie because the rubber legs can be hard to handle. But in this great video by Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, you’ll learn a couple modern tricks for attaching the legs that make everything easier. If you haven’t yet invested in some UV-cure

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Video: How to Tie a Killer Damselfly Dry

A good deer-hair damsel pattern was a key to success. Here’s another great video tying lesson from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, featuring author and blogger Matt Grobert tying his version of the Damselfly dry. At first glance, the pattern looks complex and fussy, but Grobert walks you through the steps to show that it isn’t so hard

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How to Choose a Dog Bed: A Comprehensive Guide Orvis

Before you buy your beloved dog his own dog bed, consider the variables. Consult our comprehensive guide to determine the correct size dog bed, the best shape, the right kind of fill for your dog, the design of his new dog bed, and whether a special type of bed is right for your dog.

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Video: How and Why to Fish Balanced Flies in Still Water

Video: How and Why to Fish Balanced Flies in Still Water. We recently relaunched the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, featuring an all-new design. For the first 13 weeks, we will be adding a new chapter to the Learning Center each week. This week, it’s all about fly-fishing for trout on lakes and ponds. Since Tom considers this style of

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Video: How to Tie a Great CDC Blue-Winged Olive

Video: How to Tie a Great CDC Blue-Winged Olive. Blue-winged olives are among the first great hatches of the year in many parts of the country, especially on cloudy and raw days. These bugs often have difficulty breaking through the surface tension of the water, so you want a fly pattern that sits low. Flies with CDC wings are a great choice

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How to Use Positive Reinforcement to Train a Dog Orvis

Consult our dog training guidelines and learn how positive reinforcement is the most effective way to train a dog. We share tips and strategies for using food treats, affection, and praise to train your dog, along with methods for correcting undesirable dog behavior.

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What Is European-Style Nymphing

What Is European-Style Nymphing? Like every sport, fly fishing has its innovations. Right now, one of the biggest—and the most productive—is a technique called European Style Nymphing. Fly fisherman in Czechoslovakia, Poland, and France perfected Euro-nymphing and competitive fly anglers adopted their tactics to win tournament after

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Video: How to Tie a Better Woolly Bugger

Whether you’re a new fly tier looking for a simple pattern to get started on or you’re on old hand who wouldn’t mind creating better-looking, more durable Buggers, this video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is for you. Flagler walks you through the steps to create an elegant and durable Woolly Bugger that looks better than the

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Pro Tips: Four Hot Tips on Tippets

Pro Tips: Four Hot Tips on Tippets. One of the easiest ways to improve your presentation in your trout fishing is to pay more attention to your tippet. It’s as important as the fly pattern you choose, and the size and length and taper of the terminal end of …

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Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Stillwater Trout

Written by: Drew Rodden, North Park Anglers Drew Rodden shows off a gorgeous stillwater rainbow from Colorado. Photo courtesy Drew Rodden I grew up fishing with conventional tackle for warmwater species around Missouri. But spending my Saturday mornings watching fishing shows on TV, I began to take an interest in fly. . .

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Ask the Experts: What Knot Do You Use to Tie on a Fly

Mike Canady, Ellensburg Angler (Ellensburg, Washington): My answer is pretty short and sweet: I use the Improved clinch knot 99 percent of the time, especially when trout fishing, I think the main reason I use it is that it has been a good knot for me, but mainly because this is the knot that I have used forever and it has just become habit to tie it.

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Pro Tips: How to Choose the Right Gear for Wet-Wading

Pro Tips: How to Choose the Right Gear for Wet-Wading, Part I. Orvis’s Chrissy Atkins shows off a native brookie from a Vermont mountain stream, while rocking a women’s PRO Sun Hoodie. All photos by Drew Nisbet, except where noted. One of the great joys of summertime fishing is the opportunity to leave the waders at home and actually feel

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Video: How to Tie a Simple Non-slip Loop Knot

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions sometimes takes a little break from his fly-tying videos to focus on knot demonstrations. (He’s also done the 3-in-1 Uni Knot.)Here, he shows you how to tie a strong loop knot by using a mitten-scissor clamp. I think you can accomplish the same thing with a standard hemostat, but the mitten-scissor clamp makes things easier.

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Grass Carp on the Fly

Written by: Drew Ross, Looknfishy You'll have to learn to accept a pretty high failure rate if you want to eventually land a grass carp. Photos by Drew Ross Grass carp can be a challenge on the fly and frustrated me for years. My first experience was very memorable. In the summer 2012, I was working some lily pads for bass when a huge shadow . . .

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How to Talk to Your Dog Orvis

Learn the best ways to talk to your dog to enjoy dog training success. We give you a multitude of strategies for using the most effective language and tone of voice, and show you how to avoid common problems when you talk to your dog.

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A Guide to Dog Coat Types

Not all dog coats are the same. From the neat, flat coat of the Labrador Retriever to the abundant shaggy mop of the Old English Sheepdog, a dog’s coat type is one of his most distinguishing features. Dog coat type refers to the differences in texture and length of the fur, and whether it’s a double or single coat. Varied coat types require different methods of grooming and present

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What to Do If You Find a Tick on Your Dog

The deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, is the main vector for Lyme disease.Photo courtesy the U.S. Department of Agriculture, via Wikimedia This is the time of year when my dog loves to run through the tall grass in the field next to our homewhich means it’s high time for ticks. These tenacious little arachnids carry any number of diseases—from Lyme disease to ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and

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Fly Tying Nymphs Video Instruction on How To Tie

Fly tying nymphs is made easy with this collection of easy to follow fly-tying videos. Browse through, choose a nymph pattern and click for detailed video instruction. You will learn how to tie nymphs, interesting facts about entomology and other useful information. A wide variety of videos showcasing productive patterns is available for your

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Trout Fly Fishing How To Articles & Tips: Fly Fish For Trout

Trout Fishing Articles. Our collection of expert articles give you a vast wealth of information to help you improve your skills or simply to learn how to fly fish for trout. From the basics, to more advanced topics you will find articles covering every trout fly fishing topic …

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Why Can't My Dog Get Comfortable Lying Down

One of the coziest sights is a dog curled up in his dog bed, or comfy on the couch, fast asleep.But what about when your dog can’t get comfortable lying down? It’s normal for dogs to circle before they lie down—that’s an inborn behavior courtesy of canine ancestors who needed to tamp down a “nest” or check for danger before sleep.

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How to Use Big Flies to Catch Giant Brown Trout

Huge brown trout are wary about leaving their secret haunts, but they'll strike a large fly because they think it's worth the effort. photo by Tommy Lynch There is nothing more intense than casting large flies over and over, waiting for the big payoff, like putting coins in a slot machine. Then, finally, “Here he comes!” The wolf shows himself coming out of deep dark to launch a campaign

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Pet Adoption Statistics: The Numbers Behind

According to a 2017-18 survey, 68 percent—or 85 million American families—own a pet, up from 56 percent three decades ago. And of these pet owners, some 60.2 million own dogs—with the total number of dogs last year reported at just under 90 million, so plenty of households include multiple dogs as part of the family.

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When Is It Time to Surrender Your Dog

Samson, the giant Great Dane-Newfoundland crossbreed said to be Britain's biggest dog, needs surgery on his injured foot, but his owners are on fixed incomes. Does this make them unfit to keep Samson?photo via the Daily mail You want only the best for your best friend—always. But what happens when the best thing for your dog is parting ways with you? The choice to surrender a dog isn’t an

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Video: How to Tie the Craft-Fur Clouser Minnow

Video: How to Tie the Craft-Fur Clouser Minnow. Bob Clouser’s minnow pattern was originally developed for smallmouth bass, but it has become a fly-box staple for anglers chasing saltwater species, warmwater big game, and even trout. The fly looks like a baitfish, gets deep, and fishes with a jigging motion that predators simply can’t resist.

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Senior Dog Behavior Changes: What to Expect

Photo by Stacy In addition to their grey whiskers and slower pace, the behavior of senior dogs changes as they age. These behavior changes in your BFF can range from minor, such as slight shifts in sleep habits, to severe issues that require medical care. Often they are related to the cognitive decline, pain, and other ailments common in older dogs.

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Video: How to Tie Landon Mayer's Mini-Leech

Video: How to Tie Landon Mayer’s Mini-Leech. Well known guide and author Landon Mayer’s Mini Leech is a perfect expression of his theory about “non-escaping prey”–that is, trout food that can’t swim or float away. There are times when trout are willing to chase down their food, and that’s when a stripped streamer works great.

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Video: How to Tie the Pink Squirrel Variant

In this great video, Tim walks you through his tying process, which is simple and elegant. If you want a refresher course on how to make a dubbing loop, watch Tim’s video on that topic. Pink Squirrel Variant. Hook: Scud/pupa hook (here, a Dai-Riki #135), sizes 12 through 18. Bead: Gold tungsten bead, 3/32-inch.

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Pro Tips: How to Weight Nymph Rigs

Using the right amount of weight can be the key to catching more trout on nymphs. Photo by Lisa Savard One of the most common questions that we hear about nymphing is, "How much weight should I use?" This is an age-old question that, unfortunately, has no easy answer. One of the. . .

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