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PEAK Fishing Releases Jurassic Series Products

PEAK has announced the release of a new line of products called the “Jurassic Series,” designed specifically for tying large flies for fresh and saltwater. Read more in the press release below.

Abel Zinger Wins Accessory Category at IFTD

Abel Reels took home top honor in the Accessory category at the recent IFTD show. The Abel “Zinger” is a fresh take and modern design of a classic accessory. Read more in the press release below.

Korkers Releases K-5 Bomber Wading Boot

Korkers has announced the release of a new boot designed to meet the demands of professional guides and hardcore anglers. The K-5 Bomber wading boot “raises the bar in terms of durability, fit, and support,” says Brian Chaney, CEO and … more

Video: ARC Fishing Fluorocoat Fly Tippet


Co-founder of ARC Fishing company, Travis Thompson, talks about their new line-up of tippets, specifically their Fluorocoat product and why it’s different. ARC Fluorocoat is a fluorocarbon-coated nylon tippet. The process pairs the strength and suppleness of nylon with the … more

“Wild Reverence” On Demand

The documentary “Wild Reverence” from North Fork Studios is now available in its entirety to rent or buy on demand. Watch the trailer for the film below.

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Tippets: Honoring Victor Atiyeh, Choosing Lenses, Pollution of Midwest Streams

  • Former Oregon governor  Victor Atiyeh was also an involved fly angler and conservationist. He was instrumental in purchasing the lower section of the Deschutes and creating the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Atiyeh recently passed away, and an exhibition of papers, photographs and other artifacts belonging to Atiyeh will open at the Pacific University Library beginning Friday, Oct. 4.
  • Different lighting conditions call for difference color lenses. Kent Klewein explains how to properly equip yourself and your eyes for time spent on the water in low to high light conditions.
  • A new study from the USGS found levels of insecticides similar to nicotine, also known as neonicotinoids, in streams throughout the Midwest. “Neonicotinoid insecticides are receiving increased attention by scientists as we explore the possible links between pesticides, nutrition, infectious disease, and other stress factors in the environment,” said USGS scientist Kathryn Kuivila.
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Video Hatch: “Saving Wild Salmon”

In this short documentary, First Nations, fishermen, conservationists, and other experts join together to explain how we can save wild Pacific salmon by changing the way we fish.

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Tippets: DIY Beaver Island, Yukon River Salmon, Youth Fly Fishing Team

  • Catch a recent piece by Dave Hosler about a DIY trip to the famed Beaver Island, accompanied by top-notch photography.
  • Salmon populations on the Yukon River have been decreasing, and researchers point to a possible culprit: northern pike. “Although it took a few decades for the pike population to grow large enough to harm salmon returns,” writes Ben Goldfarb “the nosedive, when it came, was swift.” Via High Country News.
  • The U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team is headed to Poland to compete in the World Youth Fly Fishing Championship. Team captain Paul Bourcq talks with Morgan Lyle about what lies ahead for the team.
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Hacking for Fisheries Management

“Hackathons” have been used in the technology industry to problem solve and find innovative answers. And the setup is now being used in the field of conservation as well. Recently, the the U.S. Department of State hosted a “Fishackathon” to develop solutions for fisheries management. The event “addressed one of the most vexing problems in conservation,” writes Matt Miller, “how to track illegal fishing through the supply chain and make fishing more sustainable.” Via The Nature Conservancy.

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Take Action for Low Flow Closures

Wild fish advocates are pushing for low-flow closures on California’s drought-stricken Gualala River to protect salmon and steelhead. Please take time to comment on the proposed regulatory changes now through August 7, 2014.

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Tippets: Water Use, Tips for Small Streams, Salmon By-Product Protein

  • A national survey has revealed that the states with the highest water use are also the ones in most severe drought. Data shows much of the use is for agricultural purposes: irrigation and power generation and watering plants and lawns.
  • As we enter prime time for mountain headwaters streams, don’t miss Phil Monahan and Tom Rosenbauer’s talk about top ten tips and tactics for fishing small streams.
  • Cutting-edge technology is turning salmon by-product into a pharmaceutical-grade concentrated protein, which has the possibility to help treatment of malnutrition. Pilot shipments of the salmon protein product will be trialed in Scotland in 2015.
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History of Women in Fly Fishing

Taken in part from the “Graceful Rise” exhibit that was housed at The American Museum of Fly Fishing and the book of the same name by Catherine Comar, Fly Life Magazine is currently publishing a series of online articles highlighting important women in the history of fly fishing. Recently, Cathy Beck and Megan Boyd were featured, among others.

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Tippets: Climate Change and Lakes, Photography Tips, Record Setting Dobsonfly

  • From water levels to algae growth, a warming climate is having clear impacts on European Lakes. Lisa Borre highlights research and strategies in a recent article on National Geographic NewsWatch.
  • Photographer Jess McGlothlin  of Fire Girl Photography details the top 5 things you can do to take your photography skills up a notch. From filters to accessibility, there’s something for every level. Via Hammer Creek Fly Fishing.
  • An insect with a wingspan of 8.3 inches has been found in China, and is being called the largest aquatic insect in the world. The reported Dobsonfly usurps the previous record held by a damselfly with a wingspan of 7.5 inches.
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Video Hatch: “Backcountry: North Island”

This short film trailer follows six anglers as they explore the incredible backcountry waters of New Zealand. Via Gin Clear Media.

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