- Greg Melville picks the best places for backcountry fishing in the Lower 48, in a recent article via Outside Magazine. “The good thing about backpack fly fishing is that I can openly divulge my favorite areas without worrying that huge crowds will show up, because few people are ambitious enough to give it a try.”
- In a concise article on Sporting Classics, Todd Tanner rounds up the best of new products for 2015. If you’re in the market for anything from rods and reels to luggage or jackets, don’t miss Tanner’s tested and approved list of gear.
- If your goal is to catch big fish, preparation should start days before you head to water. In a recent article, Kirk Deeter gives an outline and tips for success, on everything from water quality and weather to a reading the water and choosing the right fly to use. Via Field & Stream.
- Orvis and ProBar are teaming up to support the 1,000 Miles Campaign. The new “1,000 Mile Bars” are available for purchase at Orvis retail stores or online, with $1 of every sale going to the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles project, which works to reconnect streams and improve habitat.
- Dave Hosler provides a recap of the 2015 Hardly Strictly Musky event, recently held in McMinnville, Tennessee. Visit Hosler’s blog, Pile Cast, for some great photos, which show fishing is just as much in the people and places as in the catch.
Tim Flagler offers detailed instructions for taking fish-friendly photos using a GoPro camera in this week’s featured video. “Believe it or not, with the GoPro and net rig you can even get some selfie type, grip and grin shots if that’s what you’re into,” says Flagler.
- Paul Beel features warmwater experts Pat Cohen, David Lewis, Jay Zimmerman, and Alvin Dedeaux, and their advice for chasing largemouth bass on the fly. Visit FrankenFly to find tips and observations on the species from professional anglers.
- Dave Karczynski contemplates the meaning of homewaters in a recent essay published on Hatch Magazine. From history to knowledge to time, Karczynski settles on his own definition: “on good water, true water, I’ve never felt anything but at home.”
- Switch up your retrieve, advises Tom Rosenbauer. “I’ve found that the fish are often looking for something different,” Rosenbauer writes, “whether it’s a different speed, length, or cadence of strip, or perhaps they don’t want a stripped fly at all.” Via Orvis.
- After dam removal, a river recovers surprisingly fast, say scientists. The research was recently published in the journal Science. “If you give the fish a chance, if they’re migratory, they will recolonize the streams above dams,” says study co-author Jeff Duda, a biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Via Oregon Public Broadcasting.
- In a recent post on Tenkara Talk, Jason Klass looks back to an old standby fly pattern: the Teeny Nymph, developed by Jim Teeny in 1962. “The fly is very simple to tie and very economical on materials,” writes Klass. “But I think the real secret to its efficacy is its vague impressionism.”
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- Fishing ocean surf from shore can be difficult endeavor. “Simply put, the surf is like fishing in a washing machine,” writes Nathan Cook, fishing manager of Orvis San Jose. However, in a recent article he offers expert advice on overcoming obstacles and finding success on from California beaches.
- Rigging with a strike indicator can be confusing for the beginning angler. Chad Shmukler recently published an article on indicators, monitoring for needed adjustments, and the difference it can make in your fishing success, via Hatch Magazine.