Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie the Renegade, a venerable attractor pattern. “The Renegade is an attractor pattern that’s been around forever,” notes Flagler. “I even read somewhere that it was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite fly, a pretty solid endorsement if you ask me.”
Fly Fishing News
California Trout has announced its partnership with The CamelBak Pursuit Series, which encourages people to reconnect with the natural environment. CalTrout will offer fly fishing instruction and conservation education and information to participants. Read more in the press release below.
Costa has partnered with shark research organization, OCEARCH, to release a line of limited edition sunglasses. Sales of the sunglasses will benefit OCEARCH’s mission to study and protect the ocean’s apex predators. Read more in the press release below.
This short promotional video from Loon Outdoors showcases the precision and dedication that goes into designing and making Loon tying scissors. “Every pair of scissors with the Loon logo has been sharpened by hand and labored over to ensure that … more
Colorado-based Abel Fly Reels has announced the release of a redesigned website with new content. Read more in the press release below.
- Photographer and writer Jess McGlothlin sits down for an interview with Jennifer Sparkman on The Articles of Antiquity. McGlothlan talks about the struggles of freelance work, writer’s block, and her extensive travel schedule. Read more here.
- Casting accuracy is vital when fishing small streams. In this highlighted video Dave and Amelia Jensen demonstrate situational techniques you can use to improve your casting accuracy and improve your success on the water. Via Orvis.
- Writers on the Fly has teamed up with Filson to host a special session at the Filson Flagship Store in Seattle on June 29th, 2017 at 6:00 PM. The reading will feature writers such as Langdon Cook, Copi Vojta, Gregory Fitz, and Paul Moinester.
- Even catch and release anglers will sometimes want to keep a few fish, and in this recent article Spencer Durrant outlines how to properly cook fish in the backcountry. Via Hatch Magazine.
This short film features the upcoming “Mile High 25” event hosted by Anglers All Fly Shop. In this unique tournament anglers compete to catch as many species of the 25 that you can in the allotted time frame” from June 24-25, 2017. Find entry information, rules and regulations here. Via Below the Canopy Media.
Fishpond has announced the welcome of longtime angler and industry veteran Russell Miller to their team. Miller will serve the brand as marketing director.
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Tippets: Problem of Private Hatcheries, Return of American Shad, “Judas Fish” Help to Fight Lake Trout
- Private hatcheries present unique difficulties for fisheries managers trying to contain the spread of diseases such as whirling disease. Michael Wright reports on “The Hatchery Quandary” in this article via The Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
- After a 300-year absence, American shad have returned to the Musconetcong River in New Jersey. The Hughesville Dam removal project, completed in November, helped to open the river to this native fish species. Via Leigh Valley Live.
- The National Park Service is deploying an unusual weapon in fighting invasive lake trout in Western waters: “Judas fish.” The crews create these Judas fish by scooping up adult lake trout, cutting them open and inserting tracking devices. Then they sew the live fish shut and release them back into the lake,” leading biologists to the exact location of their fall spawning grounds. Via Discover Magazine.
In this short film Copi Vojta, photo editor of the Flyfish Journal, searches for largemouth bass at Cain Lake near Bellingham, Washington. He also talks about adapting to the fisheries of the Northwest from his native Colorado. Via 48degreesnorth.