- Tom Hazelton writes about the omen of catching a fish on the first cast of a trip to Minnesota’s Superior National Forest. A thing that makes “even the least superstitious angler wonder about the deeper mysteries of why fish eat on what days and under what conditions and how can we begin to figure it out, if it’s even possible.” Via Growler Magazine.
- Having a child need not stop you from reaching remote fishing locales. Stephanie Mullins writes about everything from essential gear lists to recommended resources for backpacking and fly fishing with a young child, via Antlers and Gills.
Fly Fishing News
RIO Products has announced the release of their new Saltwater Mono Tippet, which won the Best Leader/Tippet award at the IFTD show in Orlando in July. Read more in the press release below.
Catch Cam Nets provides technology to capture photos while safely landing fish. They are launching on kickstarter.com December 1, 2016 – January 5, 2017. Read more in the press release below.
Montana Fly Company has announced the release of new lightweight fly boxes: the MFC Flyweight Fly Box and MFC State Flag Poly Boxes. Read more in the press release below.
Costa del Mar has announced it will partner with Colorado-based Backbone Media as its communications agency for its core fishing initiatives, media planning and buying for angling and optical trade in North America. Read more in the press release below.
The Native Fish Society has announced the promotion of Mark Sherwood to new Executive Director. Sherwood has been with NFS since 2010.
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For many people fly fishing is a spiritual experience, and a new book by Jody Martin uses this characteristic to introduce beginners to the sport. The book, The Spirituality of Fly Fishing, is based on a class Martin developed for a men’s group at his church in California, and it provides a good outline and workbook for group or individual instruction. Covered topics include how-to information about gear and technique, recommended resources, fish biology and fly selection. However, the overall message is the ability of fly fishing to heal and connect us to the environment, other people, and to a “higher power.” The Spirituality of Fly Fishing contains quotes and writings from diverse faith traditions and has been endorsed by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Casting for Recovery, Reel Recovery, and Joey’s Foundation.
- How and where you stand while on the water can make all the difference in your success. Jason Randall writes about how to identify a trout’s principal feeding location in a river in order to “target the trophies.” Via American Angler.
- Patagonia pledged to donate all sales on Black Friday to environmental grassroots organizations. Hoping to raise 2 million dollars, the final number donated came in at 10 million. Via Gear Junkie.
- Before storing gear away for the winter, take a look at five important storage tips from FishTec. For fly reels, lines, rods, leaders and waders.
- RIO’s “Behind The Brand” series explores the life and work of key employees at RIO. The most recent episode follows Philip Chavez, RIO’s production planner and scheduler, to the legendary Henry’s Fork.
- Tiers Nadica and Igor Stacev write about Yellow Sally Stoneflies in a recent article via Fly Tyer. “Yellow sallies are probably the most beautiful stoneflies, and anglers can easily spot these brightly colored insects flittering over the water.”
- Pete Kutzer demonstrates how to attach bite tippet to your leader in this instructional film. It’s an essential skill if you plan to fish for species such as such as pike, musky, bluefish, or barracuda. Via Orvis.
- Dr. Andy Danylchuk writes about a recent trip to the Essequibo River in Guyana to fly fish for arapaima. “Fly fishing based ecotourism for arapaima can provide sustainable economic growth for indigenous communities, but also act as a catalyst to ensure the sustainable use of the greater landscape.” Via Moldy Chum.
Artist Martin Simpson has battled cancer since 2012, and in April 2015 a scan revealed the cancer had spread to his bones. A website has been created so that people can write their words of encouragement/tributes for him while he can read and appreciate them. View Simpson’s artwork and leave your thoughts.