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“National Park Week” Starts Today

Just a reminder that for the next seven days, you’ll pay no entrance fees when you visit one of the U.S.’s 394 National Parks. This year’s focus, says the National Park Service, is “Healthy Parks, Healthy People,” highlighting the connection between human … more

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“All Bugs Are Created Equal”

Connecticut River Watershed Council river steward David Deen talks about the good and bad of riparian insects and the similarities between magic and fly fishing. “If you strip away the flyfishing mystique of fancy equipment, well meant advice and the blizzard … more

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“Healing Waters” Film Opens Donation Site

Outdoor television producer Steve Hasty has signed on to produce the first “official” documentary film of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, the charity that teaches fly fishing and fly tying to Americas wounded warriors for physical and emotional therapy. Hasty … more

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Video Hatch: A More Genteel Trout Season Opener

Standing elbow-to-elbow to feel the first tug of spring not your idea of fun? Tune in to one of the live videocast “Trout Week” chamber music concerts from the Greene Space in New York. Prior to the events, some of … more

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Tippets: Patagonia’s Creek Music, “Steelhead & Bamboo” Week, Worldwide Fish Decline?

About the Patagonia Music Collective, which sells benefit tracks and albums, Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glenn Phillips says “The protection of a creek affects everything on all sides of the creek.” Rodmaker Bob Clay and photographer Jeff Bright to co-host … more

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Video Hatch: Tying the Claret Bob’s Bits

Master tier Davie McPhail demonstrates how to tie the Claret Bob’s Bits, a popular stillwater fly in the UK.

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“Naming Nature”

Author and artist James Prosek will join evolutionary biologists and others from Yale and the Smithsonian Institution at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center on Friday for a symposium titled “Naming Nature: A conversation on the nature, uses and limitations of biological … more

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Tippets: Undaunted Anglers, Campfire Pie Irons, Natural Gas Questions

A new online exhibit created by the Federation of Fly Fishers and found at features the fishing history of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Stephen Regenold reviews the retro Rome Industries Pie Fire Irons ($20-30), calling them “classic cooking tools [that] … more

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“Moving to Water”

In a blog post that reads more like poetry, Pete McDonald captures life as a young father and angler, always — if only in dreams — moving to water. “In the dreams I have at night I am never actually … more

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New Gear: The Bugometer from Dry Fly Innovations

The Bugometer is an inexpensive but handy aid designed to take the guesswork out of estimating an insect’s actual size. To use the Bugometer, you simply place the insect under the hook scales and the meter will tell you the … more

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