Video Hatch: “TRL 2017 Testimonials”

This short video highlights the wilderness angling opportunities in Labrador. Via Gray Ghost Productions.
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Video Hatch: “Cole”

This short film features the story of an angler and his connection with the environment around him. Via Two Bearded Men.
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Tippets: Tick Prevention and Treatment, Learning from the Experts  

  • If you’re spending summers outside and on the water, ticks are inevitable. In this recent article emergency room physician Jason Quinn shares important information on identification, prevention and treatment of bites. Via Gear Junkie.
  • Jason Randall has fished with anglers such as George Daniel, Landon Mayer, Lefty Kreh, Ed Jaworowski, Ed Engle, Gary Borger, and Joe Humphreys. On a recent episode of Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio, Randall shares techniques and tactics he has learned from spending time on the water with these expert anglers. Topics include everything from rigging flies, reading the water, casting, and fighting fish.
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Video Hatch: “YETI Presents: 120 Days”

In this new short film from Yeti, guide David Mangum scouts the flats and talks about his passion for tarpon fishing.
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Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Hiring Social Media and Public Relations Manager

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures has announced their search for a qualified candidate to fill the position of social media and public relations manager. The position is a full-time opportunity, based in Bozeman, Montana.

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New Tool for Anglers Takes Fisheries Management Back-to-Basics

The Marine Fish Conservation Network has launched a new online resource created for anglers, providing “clear, reliable news and opinions about fisheries management in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.” Fissues.org aims to inform and engage anglers in fisheries management and conservation issues.

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Video Hatch: “Marsh Hen Shorty Pt. 8: Spring!”

This short film from Marsh Hen Media features great footage of spring conditions while fishing for redfish.
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Tippets: Flylow’s Summer Gear, Fishing for Seasonal Species

  • Tahoe-based Flylow Gear has released their summer line of clothing for 2017. The collection focuses on the ‘modern mountain lifestyle,’ with pieces designed for action, “blending sun protection with quick drying fabrics and athletic stretch.” From windbreakers to functional polos, check out more here.
  • When fishing for seasonal species of fish, it’s easy to jump the gun. However, from scouting new places to checking the maintenance of gear, you can never start too soon. Read “Why You Should Fish for Seasonal Species Before They Even Arrive” via Postfly Box.
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Tippets: Climate Change Rerouting Rivers, Wetland Grasses Dying on Louisiana Coast, Drilling in National Parks

  • A team of scientists have recorded the first documented case of river reorganization as a result of human-caused climate change. In 2016 a stream flowing through the Kaskawulsh Glacier in Kluane National Park, Yukon, began draining “in a different direction than normal, resulting in the Slims River water being rerouted to a different river system,” as a result of retreating glaciers. Via The Washington Post.
  • A wetland grass called Roseau cane is dying at an unprecedented rate along the Louisiana coast and invasive aphids may be to blame. The marshland grasses are vital habitat for young fish. Read more from Jonathan Wright via Fly Fisherman.
  • Iconic national parks such as the Great Sand Dunes, the Everglades, and the Grand Tetons are in danger of becoming hotspots for oil and gas drilling in the United States. “In late March, President Trump signed his 19th executive order, titled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth,” which in addition to rolling back a number of Obama-era climate polices may also make it easier for energy companies to drill in America’s national parks.” Via Fusion TV.
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Theft of Bill Curtis’s Ashes Becomes a Whodunit

Last fall the ashes of Florida Keys fly-fishing legend Capt. Bill Curtis were recently stolen from a parked pickup truck, sparking a mystery in the style of a Carl Hiaasen novel. Curtis “had no spurned lovers, lifelong enemies, obsessed fans or angry family members, according to friends, family and the police,” and the theft has created ongoing theories from some of Curtis’s closest friends, including fellow angler and author, Tom McGuane. “My theory is that it was a poor fisherman who knew what it was and thought that by sprinkling it on his Wheaties that someday he would be a better angler,” says McGuane. Read “The One That Got Away: Theft of Fishing Guide’s Ashes Becomes a Whodunit” by John Clarke, via The New York Times.

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