Sponsored by The St. Joseph River Valley Fly Fishers and the Kalamazoo Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, on March 23rd anglers will come together for the eighth annual Tie-a-Thon, donating the flies tied to the National Fishing School Program, Warriors, and Quiet Waters. Find out more information on the Tie-a-Thon Facebook Page.
- Continuing a five-year study to determine whether an Atlantic salmon fishery can be established in Lake Huron, 130,000 yearlings will be stocked at four locations in 2014.
- Trout anglers making the switch to salmon and steelhead face the learning curve of fly choice and design. Tom Rosenbauer presents some tips for the uninitiated in a helpful instructional film short.
- Alcohol appears to make fish lose inhibitions, just as it does in humans, shows research out of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and the Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome, published in the journal PLOS ONE. The tested zebra fish feared simulated predators, unless inebriated.
This trailer features a look at the philosophy behind the upcoming book Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel by Yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews, and Mauro Mazzo. Available from Patagonia Books Spring 2014.
Over two thousand acres of state-owned land in the Au Sable “Holy Waters” corridor is in danger from groundwater withdrawals operated by the fracking company EnCana. Anglers of the Au Sable along with a coalition of other like-minded groups are fighting to get the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to cancel new oil and gas leases on that land. With a final decision on finalizing the leases on December 12, please submit comments and concerns now. Find more information here about how to contact the DNR and help save the “Holy Waters.”
The so called “Water Rights Protection Act” is misleading, says American Rivers, and over 60 conservation and sporting groups concur. If passed, this legislation could have serious impacts for anglers and access to public land and water.
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- The Pareto-principle—stating that 80% of the results will come from 20% of causes/inputs—might well translate to our sport, writes Daniel Galhardo. From locations to flies, Galhardo wonders about the rule’s application to fly fishing. Via Tenkara USA.
- Devastating early fall flooding on the Front Range of Colorado has left many streams re-channeled and bank vegetation washed away. A recent piece by Nathan Heffel on NPR highlights the work that is waiting to be done.
- From size of fish to body of water, choosing the correct fly rod for your fishing style can be a confusing list of variables. Tom Rosenbauer breaks down how to choose the right fly rod size on the Orvis blog.