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RIO’s Sub-Surface CamoLux Line is the Ideal Choice for Lake Fly Fishing

RIO Products has announced the release of the CamoLux line, part of RIO’s sub-surface collection of lines, which are designed for fishing the top six feet of the water column. Read more in the press release below.

Join Sage in the Southeast for Its 2017 On The Water Tour

Sage has announced the kick off of their 2017 On The Water Tour, featuring stops along the waters of the Southeast. The tour will begin April 15, in Nashville, TN. Read more in the press release below.

Fishpond and RIO Products Collaborate on Tippet-Loaded Headgate

Fishpond and RIO Products have announced their collaboration on creating the Headgate Tippet Holder. The Headgate is made from anodized aerospace aluminum with a built-in line cutter and holds five RIO Powerflex tippet spools. Read more in the press release … more

The OmniSpool Switchbox

The OmniSpool Switchbox is a innovative management system for storing and changing lines on fly reels. It offers vast improvement from old methods of “nails on the wall of the garage or old manufacturers’ spools.” A recent review in Vagabond … more

Scientific Anglers Seeks National Sales Manager

Scientific Anglers has announced their search for a National Sales Manager. The position will be full-time and based in Midland, Michigan.

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Montana Writers Advocate for Public Lands

Montana writers have come together to create original essays and testimonies in support of public lands. Featured contributors include: Tom McGuane, Doug Peacock, David Quaamen, Rick Bass, and Miles Nolte, among many others. The essays are available to read at We Take Our Stand. Via The Billings Gazette.

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Video Hatch: “Swiss Brookies”

In this short film Oliver Streuli of the blog International Hobbyist offers beautiful footage of fly fishing for brook trout in the Swiss Alps.

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Tippets: Little-Known Montana, Catch and Release Research

  • While perhaps the most well known, the Missouri River is not the only great fishing water in central Montana. In this article, Greg Thomas outlines other hot spots as well as the best flies and techniques for the area, via Fly Fisherman.
  • In the seventh article in the Finsights: Translating the Science of Fisheries Reports series, Sascha Clark Danylchuk examines research on “whether catch and release angling impairs fitness.” Read more via Keep ‘Em Wet.
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Smith Optics 2017 Sunglass Giveaway

From today through May 29, MidCurrent and Smith Optics are running a giveaway for a new pair of Guide’s Choice sunglasses with the winner’s choice of lens tints. Just go to the Giveaway page and sign up.

Read more about Guide’s Choice sunglasses and Chromapop lenses on the Smith Optics website.

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How to Tie The Insult

Poul Jorgensen’s “The Insult” is the featured pattern in this week’s fly tying video. Tim Flagler ties this one on a size 12 Daiichi #1770, although Jorgensen’s original recipe called for a size 10.  “I absolutely love patterns like this that require few materials, are quick and easy to tie and most of all, can be counted on to catch fish,” says Flagler.

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Tippets: Fire at Winston Rod Company, Fishing Spring Runoff

  • In the early morning hours of May 7, 2017, the building that housed the original R.L. Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, burned down. “Winston fly rods suffered a great loss in history, tradition and the best bamboo rods on the market Sunday morning when the Winston Bamboo shop caught fire,” said Winston General Manager Jeff Wagner. Read more from Ross Purnell via Fly Fisherman.
  • From finding pocket water to three-fly rigging, Spencer Durrant writes an article on how to fish the high water conditions of spring runoff, in this article via Orvis.
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Video Hatch: “Endless Summer”

This short film from Andrew Steele Nisbit features footage from the Upper Genesee River, during “a summer that time forgot.
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Tippets: Joan Wulff Honored by BTT, Learning Pains with Tenkara

  • At the sixth annual New York City dinner put on by the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Joan Wulff was presented with the Curt Gowdy Memorial Award. In her acceptance speech, writes Monte Burke, “Joan said that the sport of fly fishing ‘reveals your true character.’ None more so than hers: A pioneer, innovator and tireless conservationist–fly fishing’s leading lady, now and forever.” Via Forbes.
  • Learning anything new is accompanied by unique frustrations. In this article, Jason Klass outlines specific beginning frustrations of learning tenkara. Via Tenkara Talk.
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Trout’s Fly Fishing is Looking for a Regional Manager

Trouts Fly Fishing based in Denver, Colorado, has announced their search for a regional manager.

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