Flyfishing Hall of Fame Inductees

At an upcoming ceremony at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, Bob Popovics, Paul Schullery, Joseph Bates, Jr. and R.B. Marston will be inducted into the Flyfishing Hall of Fame, and the Lee Wulff Conservation Award will be given to John Waldron.

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Using the Ocean Without Using it Up

The small Caribbean Island of Barbuda is taking steps to restore their surrounding ocean ecosystems, damaged from overdevelopment and overfishing. The Blue Halo Initiative educates the community on sustainable practices for future generations. And in a recent piece in The New York Times, Andrew C. Revkin highlights the work being done to help with ocean conservation.

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Video Hatch: “Tall Tales”

This film from Flyline Media shows some great redfish takes on topwater during flood tides on the grass flats of South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

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Tippets: Night Fishing Tips, Pennsylvania Public Access, Ohio Asian Carp Study

  • From headlamps and flies to stripping  and rigging techniques, Johnny Spillane gives some great advice for fly fishing after the sun goes down.
  • Proposed legislation in Pennsylvania would open areas “where stocked fish may migrate into” to public angling access. “The intention of the law is to give the angling public access to the entire length of Twentymile Creek, Elk Creek, Walnut Creek, and many other Lake Erie tributaries along Pennsylvania’s short Lake Erie coast,” explains Ross Purnell via Fly Fisherman.
  • The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that no bighead or silver Asian carp were found in a recent survey of three rivers: the Muskingum, Tuscarawas and Walhonding. Via The Fishing Wire.
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Nick Adinolfe Named Director of Operations at Umpqua Feather Merchants

Nick Adinolfe will join the Umpqua Feather Merchants team as Director of Operations. From large companies to small, and foreign to domestic manufacturing experience, “Nick brings a vast amount of operations experience to Umpqua,” says Umpqua President and CEO Jeff Fryhover, “experience that will be invaluable in improving and maximizing operational efficiencies, making Umpqua and our customers better positioned for success.”

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Tying a Multi-Color Brahma Bugger

Tim Flagler is back with a second version of the Brahma Bugger–this one tied with multiple colors at the suggestion of Whiting Farms’s Tom Mullen.  ”This is quickly becoming one of my favorite streamer patterns,” says Flagler.

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Denver, Somerset Fly Fishing Shows Add Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase

The upcoming Fly Fishing Shows in Denver and Somerset, NJ, will feature the addition of a Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase, which will include women-specific workshops, clinics and Q&A sessions.

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Book Release: “A Fly Fishing Guide To Indian Peaks Wilderness Area”

Mike Kruise and Steve Schweitzer have announced the release of their new book, “A Fly Fishing Guide To Indian Peaks Wilderness Area,” which will be available for purchase beginning October 20, 2014.

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New Fly Fishing Books

  • Trout and Their Food: A Compact Guide for Fly Fishers by Dave Whitlock is a comprehensive guide to trout behavior, the variety of foods trout eat, as well as how effectively imitate these foods. This book combines in one volume the best of Whitlock’s columns and illustrations that have previously only been published in TROUT Magazine. With a preface by Nick Lyons. Skyhorse Publishing (September 2, 2014).
  • The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing: More Than 300 Tips for Anglers of All Levels by Tom Rosenbauer, David Klausmeyer and Conway X. Bowman is a comprehensive resource from some of the most respected names in the sport. This book covers everything from saltwater tides to choosing gear, casting techniques to how to tie the perfect dry fly. Skyhorse Publishing, [Kindle Edition] (September 2, 2014).
  • Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival by Dave Canterbury is a fantastic resource for any angler who spends time in remote areas. As an expert survivalist, Canterbury shares important skills for self-sufficiency and safety. Adams Media (September 1, 2014).
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IGFA Responds to Critique of World Records

In response to a recent paper published in Marine Policy, which calls for an end to trophy fishing and International Game Fish Association records of threatened fish species, the IGFA has submitted a response to the journal, explaining what it sees as “indefensible” science in the original paper.

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