- Austin Orr lays out what you need to know for getting “lined up.” From what species you’re chasing to the type of water you plan to fish, many variables factor into creating the most effective line and leader combination. Via Salt396.
- With the rise of dam building in the late 1800s, salmon stocks began declining and hatchery fish were seen as the solution. However, biologist Jim Lichatowich sees the need for a fundamental shift in this philosophy and practice. Catch his interview with Ashley Ahearn of Oregon Public Broadcasting, centered around Lichatowich’s new book Salmon, People and Place: A Biologist’s Search For Salmon Recovery.
- Choosing the right materials includes as much nuance as choosing the right pattern for a fly. Phil Monahan hosts this week’s Orvis Podcast, focusing on “how to choose hairs, feathers, thread sizes, glues and more.”
Fly Fishing News
If you travel to fish, hire guides in remote locales, hike deep into the wilderness, use a boat, or do simple solo fishing adventures, you ought to be aware of an inexpensive “personal locator beacon” called a SPOT . It … more
Orvis product developer Shawn Combs gives us the skinny on on the newest series of fly rods from the company: Superfine Glass.
Designed specifically for use with switch rods and to cast large flies, sink tips, and indicators, the new Switch Chucker Line series from RIO Products are “the very best choice when fishing in close quarters, on smaller rivers and for … more
Fly fishing industry veteran Andrew Bennett talks to MidCurrent about consulting for the venerable brand Eddie Bauer on their new “Sport Shop” line of fly fishing gear that’s slated for unveiling for the spring of 2104. He talks about the … more
Highlighting restoration efforts across the country, the National Fish Habitat Partnership has launched a new video series, beginning with a look at a project for brook trout habitat in Aaron Run, a tributary of the Savage River in Western Maryland.
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In this week’s featured tying video, Matt Grobert ties a Simple Snowshoe Emerger on a size 20 #125 Dai-Riki emerger hook. The Snowshoe Emerger can be tied on sizes from 18-24 and can be used to imitate Blue-Winged Olives, midges, and just about any other small fly.
In a landmark decision, the first of its kind granting production of a genetically modified food animal, Canada has approved commercial production of GM salmon eggs by US biotechnology firm, AquaBounty Technologies Inc. The eggs will be exported from Prince Edward Island to a hatchery site in Panama, and will be for sale in the United States upon an expected FDA decision. At this development, fisheries biologists and conservationists express heightened concern over the threat GM salmon pose to wild Atlantic salmon. “It starts a chain of decisions that could be just disastrous for our aquatic ecosystems,” says Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network. Via The Guardian.
The annual flurry of The Twelve Days of Christmas giveaways on The Fiberglass Manifesto is beginning soon. Head over to the web site for details on how to enter and your chance to win gear and apparel from sponsors such as Simms, Rep Your Waters, Ghille Kettle, Bozeman Reel, and many more.
In this fascinating interview, Monica Bennet sits down with John Bailey to talk about his experiences as the fly fishing advisor on the set of the film “A River Runs Through It.”
- Many everyday household items can make great fly boxes. Al Quattrocchi goes through some do-it-yourself tips for creating inexpensive and customized fly boxes. Via Fly Fishing in Salt Waters.
- Acidification of ocean water due to rising temperatures is changing fish behavior, causing them to become more anxious, reports a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. “Whether the increased anxiety affects the fish’s survival remains to be seen,” writes Roberta Kwok in Conservation Magazine.
- The makers of the film “Where the Yellowstone Goes” are currently holding a free giveaway for the bamboo fly rod built by Sweetgrass Rods that was used in the filming. Head to the film’s website for more details.
Sponsored by The St. Joseph River Valley Fly Fishers and the Kalamazoo Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, on March 23rd anglers will come together for the eighth annual Tie-a-Thon, donating the flies tied to the National Fishing School Program, Warriors, and Quiet Waters. Find out more information on the Tie-a-Thon Facebook Page.