Video Hatch: “Horizons”

Anglers are in constant chase of the horizon, and what’s around the next bend. Forever West Media offers beautiful footage of that chase in this teaser footage from their first short film.

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Tippets: Becoming a Guide, Bonefish & Sunscreen, Washington’s High Lakes

  • If you’re a guide, or working to become one, don’t miss Cameron Rhodes’s advice on how to do the job better. Perhaps most importantly: “Never lose sight of why you became a guide. Few get the opportunity to be guides and make their toys their tools.”
  • While the smell of sunscreen was not found to deter bonefish, sunscreen products were discovered to negatively impact fish health following handling by anglers. Read more about this research from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, via Fly Life Magazine.
  • Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife recently released a comprehensive guide to fishing the over 1,600 high-elevation lakes in the state.
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Video Hatch: “Seasons”

This short trailer features footage from the upcoming film from Max Rhulen on fly fishing Colorado throughout the year.

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Tippets: Tying the X-Tail, Lost & Found on the Salt River

  • In a recent video, musky master David Goodrich explains everything you need to know about hook mechanics and choice, and also demonstrates how to tie his go-to pattern, the X-Tail HTV. Don’t miss this episode of “Fly Hacks.”
  • Two years ago, an Idaho angler lost a camera on Wyoming’s Salt River. Recently, it was found and returned to him, and surprisingly, the camera still works. Read more via NPR.
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How to Tie a Little Black Stonefly

A great early-season pattern, the Little Black Stonefly is fun to tie and provides plenty of opportunity for variation in materials and color.  Tim Flagler ties this week’s featured pattern with a few of his own tweaks, including using a CDC feather for the body and Coq de Leon soft hackle for the wing.

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Tippets: Outdoor Photography Tips, Oregon Chub De-listed, Teaching Tenkara

  • Jess McGlothlin outlines key tenets of good outdoor photography. Before the next season of fishing begins, don’t miss this informative read. Via Chi Wulff.
  • The Oregon chub is on its way to becoming the first fish to be removed from the Endangered Species List after returning from the brink of extinction. “It’s a significant milestone, not only for conservation in Oregon but for conservation in the whole country,” said Paul Henson, Oregon supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Via The Corvallis Gazette Times.
  • Tenkara style fishing can be a great introduction method to the sport. Tom Sadler writes about “Tenkara as a teaching tool” in a recent article on Hatch Magazine.
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Video Hatch: “Teach a Man to Fish”

This short film by The University of Tennessee’s Medal of Honor Project shows the journey of recovery and bonds of fellowship found through a unique kind of therapy.

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Early Fishing Text

A Benedictine breviary containing what are thought to be the earliest known fly pattern recipes was recently discovered by antiquarian bookseller, Maggs Bros. Ltd. of London. Read more and view a video of the manuscript via The Literary Fly Fisher.

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Native Fish Society Hires Erica Stock as New Executive Director

The Native Fish Society has announced Erica Stock as the organization’s new executive director. “Erica’s passion for wild, native fish, understanding of the science that guides our efforts, and experience growing grassroots networks, will be a huge asset to Native Fish Society,” says Rob Elam, NFS Board Chair.

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Video Hatch: “Unwind”

Everyone has their own way to relax at the end of stressful days and weeks, and this short film features the kind of folks who choose heading out on the water. Via LivitFilms.

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