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Video: Yeti Coolers – Hopper Portable Cooler

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Dj Bell from Yeti Coolers give a look at the company’s newest addition to its cooler line-up, the Hopper. Yeti calls the Hopper “a leakproof, ice-for-days, tough-as-nails portable cooler that allows you to go farther into the wild, and the … more

Aqua Flies to Distribute Einarsson Fly Fishing Reels

Aqua Flies has announced it will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Einarsson Fly Reels. Two reels are now available from the Iceland-based manufacturer: the Plus and the Invictus. Read more in the press release below.

TrueFlies Releases Limited Edition BTT Shirt

All proceeds from the new limited edition embroidered Bokeelia shirt from TrueFlies will go to benefit Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. Read more in the press release below.

New EC Line from Polar Bear Coolers

Polar Bear Coolers has announced the release of their new “EC” line of coolers. The Extreme Chill soft coolers will be available in March of 2015. Read more in the press release below.

TU Ten Special Places Essay Contest

The Trout Unlimited recent “10 Special Places” report will be the subject of an upcoming TU essay contest. Pieces should focus on one or more of these places and be no more than 500 words. Entry deadline is February 20, 2015.

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Tippets: Lost Lines, Becoming a Better Fishing Partner

  • Researchers are using lost and snagged fishing line to monitor illegal fishing activities in no-take marine reserves such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia. The results of the study, published recently in the journal PLOS ONE, found that deposited fishing line “was about one-third the amount at open fishing sites, suggesting that levels of illegal fishing were higher than expected.” Via Conservation Magazine.
  • From crimping barbs to tone of voice, find some great advice on being a good fishing partner on a flats boat, via Scott Heywood on The Fly Paper blog.
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Of Whips and Fly Lines

In a recent interview with Variety, actor Jamie Dornan compares learning to use a whip for his upcoming role in the film “Fifty Shades of Gray” to casting a fly line. And while the crack of a fly line usually isn’t a sign of a well-laid cast, the same principle underlies both, explains Curtis Rist in an article in Discover Magazine. Physics explains it as peak energy, momentum, and velocity. Or as Joan Wulff says,  “It’s all in the arm.”

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Video Hatch: “Mono | Chrome”

This beautiful footage comes from an upcoming project from Bloodknots called “Our Two Hands.”

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Tippets: Packing an Extra Rod, Virtual Ride on the Elwha

  • When a situation calls for an extra rod in tow, figuring out how to transport it can be tricky. In a recent video and post on Fin Lovers, Edward Truter demonstrates how to effectively attach a fly rod to a backpack.
  • Seattle-based Flying Fish Views is providing a Google Street View-style look at the newly freed Elwha River. The images are captured through high-definition photography and fused with concurrent measurements of the physical properties of the waterway. Read and see more via Peninsula Daily News.
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How to Tie the Bugmeister

This week’s fly tying video features The Bugmeister, a pattern developed by Montana’s John Perry. “Tied in different colors and sizes, the Bugmeister can be used to represent a whole slew of insect species, or just think of it as a non-specific attractor pattern,” says Tim Flagler.

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Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing

The second book from author Vin T. Sparano will be an indispensible resource for all anglers, from conventional tackle to fly fishing, according to the publisher. “The Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing” will be published by Rizzoli and will be available in April 2015,

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America’s Amazon

The Mobile River basin in Alabama has been called “America’s Amazon,” and with good reason. Boasting world class angling opportunities and a diverse ecological community, the Mobile River is being seriously explored by naturalists and biologists for the first time. Alabama-native E.O. Wilson says of the area, “There is so much here, and so little explored. People think it is exciting to discover a new species. Well, it is happening all the time here.” Via al.com.

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Video Hatch: “Autumn Tailwaters”

Breaking away from city life, this group of friends has their priorities straight. View some beautiful country and good reflections in this short film from Matthew Novak.

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Job Opening at Madison Valley Ranch

Madison Valley Ranch has posted an employment opportunity for Assistant Lodge Manager. The all-inclusive fly fishing lodge is located near Ennis, Montana.

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