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Sage Domain Reel Series

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Kara Armano explains Sage’s newest full-frame reel design in their lineup, the Domain, which comes in sizes 5 -10 and retails from $340 – $380. Features of the Domain Reel: SCS drag system Large arbor for fast line pick up … more

Scientific Anglers “Frequency” Line Series

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Andrew Bosway, research and development manager for Scientific Anglers updates MidCurrent on the entire Frequency line series, which will be available late fall of 2014 and retail for $49.95.

Nymph Anglers Gain Advantages of ConnectCore with RIO Product’s InTouch Xtreme Indicator Line

RIO Products has announced a new line designed specifically for fishing nymph rigs. The InTouch Extreme Indicator line uses RIO’s Connect Core technology for low-stretch line enabling better casting and timing. It is available in WF5F through WF9F and retails … more

Video: Chota Outdoor Gear Shoulder Suspender Wader System

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Frank Bryant, owner of Chota Outdoor Gear, explains his unique and patented shoulder wader suspender system. Frank says, “The Patented DUCS® Suspender System secures shoulder straps firmly even on rough terrain, and allows the South Fork waders to be easily … more

Video Hatch: “FIXED for Fly Fishing”

This is a beautifully filmed short about mixing passions: fixed gear bicycles and fly fishing. Via Movi-Media.

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Tippets: Joint Support for EPA’s “Clean Power,” Saltwater Casting Mistakes, TU Fights Maryland Fracking

  • Hunting, angling and outdoor conservation groups have joined together to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. “America’s hunters, anglers, and the $90 billion a year industry that supports them encourage long overdue action to address climate change and preserve America’s conservation legacy,” group leaders state in a recent letter to President Obama, which can be read in full here.
  • Recalling his own first saltwater fishing trip, Kent Klewein explains three mistakes he made in his casting, and provides remedies for each in a recent post on Gink & Gasoline.
  • Trout Unlimited is leading the charge to prohibit hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Savage River watershed in Maryland. Fracking in the area would “fragment the forest, reduce trout stream levels and pollute the water,” say representatives from TU.
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Trout Unlimited Essay Contest on Wild Steelhead

Now through November 11, Trout  Unlimited is accepting submissions to their Wild Steelhead Essay Contest.  Essays must focus on wild steelhead and must be no more than 500 words. The winner will receive $1,000 and a spot in an upcoming edition of TROUT Magazine. “Wild steelhead have captured the souls and imaginations of American anglers for generations,” says Shauna Sherard. “Surely there are stories to tell, and TU wants to help die-hard steelheaders tell them.”

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How to Tie the Squirmanator

“A salute to the delicate interweaving of fur and feathers, it ain’t,” says tier and videographer Tim Flagler, but The Squirminator does have the makings of a great choice for one-fly competitions.  Tim demonstrates the steps in tying this “cyborg” of a fly that is constructed almost exclusively of advanced, man-made materials.

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Chris Hunt: “La Bomba”

Besides the fish we chase, there are often many things in the water that deserve our respect—crocodiles and sharks, to name a couple. Chris Hunt writes about the mind-game and fear in a recent piece on Hatch Magazine. “And, as with any great fishing adventure, the fishing was only a portion of the experience,” he says of his time spent at The Palometa Club in Mexico’s Ascension Bay.

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Trout Unlimited on San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

The San Gabriel Mountains have been designated as a national monument. Trout Unlimited is praising the decision, “which should help protect and enhance the unique fishing and hunting opportunities in the San Gabriel Mountains.”

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Video Hatch: “Estrada Art Presents: GladesDays”

Artist Eric Estrada takes us on a tour of the Everglades, featuring its diverse fish and colorful personalities. Via Estrada Art.

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Tippets: Over-Educated, Impact of Human Noise, Wading Pants

  • Successful fishing isn’t just luck, and Phil Monahan shares an article by the late William G. Tapply on tactics for fooling “PhD” trout via Orvis.
  • The implementation of a no-wake rule on a Minnesota lake and the good fishing thereafter caused Greg Laden to think about the impact human and motorized boat noise has on fish populations and behavior. Read more on ScienceBlogs.
  • For fishing small streams or coldwater streams in hot weather, check out the new wading pant from Patagonia. They look and fit “like a flashy pair of khakis,” writes Steve Graepel in his review of the Gunnison Gorge Wading Pant. Via Gear Junkie.
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Fly Town Comics

Mixed-media artist Jan Flanigan creates “Fly Town Comics,” a series of unique comic pieces made with original drawings and dead flies. “When you put them in human situations they have real character,” says Flanigan.

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Tippets: Focused on Wild, Steelhead Muddler, Wading Around Redds

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