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Video: Cheeky Fishing Triple Play

Cheeky Fly Fishing

Cheeky Fishing‘s Ted Upton explains the company’s triple play option, which pairs a reel and two spools in a Fishpond Sweetwater reel case for the price of a reel and a spool.  

Video: Costa’s Motu Sunglass Frames “Kick Plastic”


Pete Vandergrift from Costa Sunglasses goes over the company’s new Motu frame, the fact that it utilizes a bio-resin, and how the company is trying to “kick plastic” with all of their products.

Watershed Drybags

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Watershed creates unique drybags and packs made in the USA. Each bag features a patented Watershed Zipdry closure that’s similar to a heavy duty freezer bag which ensures a watertight seal even when submerged or … more

New Lens from Costa Sunglasses

Costa has announced the release of a new lens for 2017. The Sunrise Silver Mirror is ideal for low-light conditions and sight fishing applications. Read more in the press release below.

Read “The Last Marlin” Today on Kindle

Author Fred Waitzkin tackled parenthood in his book Searching for Bobby Fischer. Now in his latest work, The Last Marlin: The Story of a Family at Sea, Waitzkin chronicles his own childhood as well. “From the Long Island Sound to the drug-infested coastline of Bimini and the marlin-rich waters of the Gulf Stream, Waitzkin comes to believe that fishing is the answer to all his problems, even as he starts his own family.”

Called a “remarkably ambitious and satisfying memoir” by The New York Times Book Review, and “a graceful father–son memoir that artfully braids rich, disparate strands” by Outside MagazineThe Last Marlin is a tribute to the sea and the friendships and connection it fosters.

For one day only on, today,  March 26, 2017, Open Road Media will offer the Kindle version of “The Last Marlin” for for $2.99.

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How to Tie a Top Secret Midge

Tim Flagler shows how to tie a Top Secret Midge, a pattern authored by Colorado’s Pat Dorsey, in this week’s featured tying video.  “I believe the Top Secret Midge was originally intended for western tailwaters but it works seriously well here in the East,” says Flagler, “especially in smaller sizes, like anything from a 20 down to a 26.”

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Video Hatch: “Lords of the North”

This short film from Salmon Junkies highlights the unique fishery of the Ekaluk river in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region of the Canadian Central Arctic.
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Tippets: Tying with Faux Bucktail, Landon Mayer on Fishing Spring Runoff

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Video Hatch: “Connect”

This beautiful short film from Matt Dunkinson features friends fishing for grayling on the River Test.
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Tippets: Fly Punk Issue 3, Positioning on the Water

  • The third issue of Fly Punk Magazine is now available to read freely online. Issue 3 features fly fishing for Arapaima and stories from the US, French Polynesia, France and the UK, as well as videos and a book review. Read more here.
  • Casting and fly choice are often the focus of technique articles. But equally important, argues Kent Klewein, is where and how you position yourself on the water. Read three tips for better angler position via Gink & Gasoline.
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Video Hatch: “The Devils”

The Devils River runs through the middle-of-nowhere Texas. In this short film join fly-fishing guide Alvin Dedeaux and tournament fisher Miles Burghoff as they take on the Devils River and connect over their shared love of angling. Via Yeti.
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Yvon Chouinard: Success on His Own Terms

When Yvon Chouinard finally accepted the fact that he was a businessman, he wanted to distance himself from “those pasty-faced corpses in suits” in magazine ads. “If I had to be a businessman, I was going to do it in my own terms,” he tells Daniela Sirtori-Cortina in a recent profile article. “Patagonia does well while doing good because the company’s environmental efforts are genuine,” writes Sirtori-Cortina, “It has the track record to prove its authenticity.” Read “From Climber to Billionaire” via Forbes.

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Tippets: Lahontan Cutthroat on the Rebound, Trump Budget Bad News for Anglers, Kenai’s Shrinking King Salmon Population

  • Once thought extinct, Lahontan Cutthroat are on the rebound in Nevada’s Pyramid Lake. Jonathan Wright highlights the comeback along with some of the difficulties the population faces in this article via Fly Fisherman.
  • The 2018 budget proposed by President Trump does not hold good news for anglers. Monte Burke outlines “the proposed cuts that would negatively affect the nation’s sportsmen and women” in this article via Forbes.
  • King salmon populations in Alaska’s Kenai River have been declining in recent years. Mike Chihuly examines contributing factors such as overfishing and loss of genetic diversity in this article in the Alaska Dispatch News.
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Video Hatch: “Emerge: Landon Mace”

After serving his country as soldier, Landon Mace moved home to Bend, Oregon to follow his passion for fly fishing. Via Bote.
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