BTT Calls for Petition Signatures in Support of Bahamian National Parks

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is calling for signatures on a petition in support of two new national parks in the Bahamas, which would protect critical habitat for marine fish and wildlife.

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Video Hatch: “The Red Bandits”

Anglers Regan Flanagan and Stephanie Powell search the desert streams of Southern Idaho for Redband trout. Via Wes Atkinson.

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Tippets: Cortland to Remain in New York, Reading Stream Structure

  • Thanks to help from state and local funding, the Cortland Line Company will remain in Cortland, NY. The company will be able to retain its 22 employees as well as hire additional members to the Cortland team. “If I have anything to do with it, the Cortland Line will be here for 100 years and beyond,” said John Wilson, Cortland Line Executive Manager. Read more via Time Warner Cable News, Southern Tier.
  • You can take your chances on a lucky cast, or you can learn to read the water for the best possible areas for success. Charlie Robinton writes a detailed article on stream sections and structure in a recent post on Fix.
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Video Hatch: “Six Feet”

Sometimes it takes is a bamboo rod to teach the importance of slowing down. Via Movi-Media.

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Tippets: Hatchery Kill, Over-Lining Rods, Orvis-Endorsed Nominees

  • An estimated over 100,000 rainbow trout were killed at the Armstrong Creek Hatchery in North Carolina after someone turned off the valve of creek inflow water to the hatchery tanks. The fish were earmarked for rivers in 12 counties in Western North Carolina.
  • Kirk Deeter writes through the pros, cons, and debate of over-lining fly rods. In the end it might boil down to the old adage, everything in moderation. Via Field & Stream.
  • Nominees for the 2015 Orvis Endorsed Awards have been announced. Categories include, Guide, Lodge, Outfitter, Guide Service, Expedition and Destination of the Year.
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Profile of Norman Maclean

The June 1981 issue of Esquire featured a piece by Pete Dexter profiling Norman Maclean. With care, keen observation and humor, Dexter writes about a great teacher, author and angler in his element: his cabin on the banks of Seeley Lake in Montana. Read the piece in its entirety, recently re-published on The Daily Beast.

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How to Tie the Peacock and Partridge

The Peacock and Partridge is one of those ancient patterns combines a soft hackle style with simple construction to produce an all-purpose fly that can be fished multiple ways. Tier Tim Flagler updates his version with modern materials, and notes: “Using just a few materials, it’s easy to tie and it could represent a whole slew of aquatic insects in various stages of life, anything from a cased caddis to a crippled mayfly dun.”

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Suspense Trumps a Sure Thing

Fishing is full of unpredictable days, and quantity and quality don’t always line up. In a recent piece in The New York Times, journalist Adam Clymer writes about two such days: fishing for salmon on the Miramichi in New Brunswick, and for pike and carp in the Rhone River in France. And how “suspense trumps a sure thing.”

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Video Hatch: “BHA Salute to Fly Fishing Icon and Conservationist”

World War II veteran Frank Moore reflects on a memorable fishing moment in this short film from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.

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Cuba: The Last Frontier

The relationship between the United States and Cuba has always been complicated and interconnected, and new research suggests their fisheries are intertwined as well. Monte Burke writes about new conservation work on the horizon in Cuba through the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, as well as the fly fishing opportunities presented by the newly opened waters. “Cuba appears to be the “last, best place,” the frontier that represents some sort of terminus for flyfishing’s own form of manifest destiny,” writes Burke. Read more via Forbes.

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