How to Tie The Insult

Poul Jorgensen’s “The Insult” is the featured pattern in this week’s fly tying video. Tim Flagler ties this one on a size 12 Daiichi #1770, although Jorgensen’s original recipe called for a size 10.  “I absolutely love patterns like this that require few materials, are quick and easy to tie and most of all, can be counted on to catch fish,” says Flagler.

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Tippets: Fire at Winston Rod Company, Fishing Spring Runoff

  • In the early morning hours of May 7, 2017, the building that housed the original R.L. Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, burned down. “Winston fly rods suffered a great loss in history, tradition and the best bamboo rods on the market Sunday morning when the Winston Bamboo shop caught fire,” said Winston General Manager Jeff Wagner. Read more from Ross Purnell via Fly Fisherman.
  • From finding pocket water to three-fly rigging, Spencer Durrant writes an article on how to fish the high water conditions of spring runoff, in this article via Orvis.
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Video Hatch: “Endless Summer”

This short film from Andrew Steele Nisbit features footage from the Upper Genesee River, during “a summer that time forgot.
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Tippets: Joan Wulff Honored by BTT, Learning Pains with Tenkara

  • At the sixth annual New York City dinner put on by the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Joan Wulff was presented with the Curt Gowdy Memorial Award. In her acceptance speech, writes Monte Burke, “Joan said that the sport of fly fishing ‘reveals your true character.’ None more so than hers: A pioneer, innovator and tireless conservationist–fly fishing’s leading lady, now and forever.” Via Forbes.
  • Learning anything new is accompanied by unique frustrations. In this article, Jason Klass outlines specific beginning frustrations of learning tenkara. Via Tenkara Talk.
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Trout’s Fly Fishing is Looking for a Regional Manager

Trouts Fly Fishing based in Denver, Colorado, has announced their search for a regional manager.

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Video Hatch: “Spring”

This new short film from Jazz & Flyfishing focuses on the emotions of getting back to the water with the first fishing trip of the year.
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Tippets: Trout Spey Setups, Bennett’s Lunch Money

  • In this short instructional video, Braden Lewis of Montana-based Headhunters Fly Shop talks about setups for trout spey lines and reels, and why large arbor reels are the best choice for certain applications.
  • Matt Bennett’s Lunch Money fly is a go-to streamer pattern for Ivan Orsic. “It’s a simple and versatile fly that simply catches fish,” he writes. “While there has been a big push towards big, meaty, articulated, double hooked streamers (which I love to throw), Bennett’s Lunch Money is an excellent reminder that there is a time and a place for articulated streamers and that there is a very good place for a single hook, size 6, trout streamer.” Orsic sits down with Bennett in this interview published via TROUTS.
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Brad Befus Named President of Scientific Anglers

Scientific Anglers has announced the promotion of Brad Befus to President of Scientific Anglers. Befus previously served as Director of Wholesale for the company.

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Tippets: Fishing Runoff, Asking the Experts

  • With spring in full swing, rivers rise with melting snow from the mountains. Fishing these conditions can be difficult, but in this article Tanner Smith presents great advice for fishing spring runoff. From safety and setting expectations to fly selection, read more via Trouts Fly Fishing.
  • From gear maintenance and cleaning lines to apparel and casting practice, in this recent article from Orvis experts share what they think “are one or two things that most fly fishers don’t do that they should.”
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Conservation Hawks Releases CONVERGENCE

Conservation Hawks has recently released their new angling and climate change film, CONVERGENCE. The film examines the moral responsibility of anglers to work to fight the effects of climate change for future generations.

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