Video Hatch: “Pitt River, B.C.”

This short film features the search for solitude, sea run bull trout, and chinook salmon on British Columbia’s Pitt River.
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Tippets: Hemingway’s Paper Trail, Hooks for the Sport, Fixing Tailing Loops

  • Prolific writer Ernest Hemingway was also a pack rat. Saving “old passports and used bullfight tickets,” he left behind “one of the longest paper trails of any author.” The author’s many mementos are now on display at the exhibit, “Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars” at the Morgan Library & Museum, Manhattan through Jan. 31, and then at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Via The New York Times.
  • If you have a friend on the fence about picking up a fly rod, point them to this article from The Outbound Collective. From the workout and challenge to the fun, read the top 5 great things about the sport.
  • Peter Kutzer addresses the issue of tailing loops, in the most recent installment of “Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor.” From the cause to the fix, view an instructional video via Orvis.
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Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival Announces New Location

The Meadow Events Park, near Richmond, Virginia has been named as the 2016 location for The Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival.

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Tippets: Yogi Berra for Fly Fishing, Choosing Wading Shoes, Strategies for Structure

  • With the recent passing of baseball legend Yogi Berra, Kirk Deeter looks back on some of his famous quotes. And one in particular that applied to fly fishing: “You can observe a lot by watching.” The best anglers, writes Deeter, work from instinct, and “instinct works only if you’ve taken time to watch what’s going on beforehand.” Via Field & Stream.
  • Based from his own experience and mishap, get some great advice from Chad Shmukler on picking the right flats wading shoes for your needs and location. Via Hatch Magazine.
  • Rocks and logs provide good habitat for fish. And while most anglers hone in on the pools behind these structures, fishing in front of these structures can pay off as well. Learn more from Tom Rosenbauer via the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center.
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TU Welcomes New Members to Board of Trustees

Trout Unlimited has announced three new members to its board of trustees: Patsy Ishiyama, Steve Moss and K.C. Walsh. Coming from diverse backgrounds, they bring a mix of conservation expertise, fishing industry acumen and business management experience.

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Patagonia Hits Key Environmental Activism Milestones

Patagonia has announced their achievement of meeting three key milestones for environmental activism, demonstrating the environmental activism at the core of their business.

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BTT Announces New Corporate Sponsor: YETI Coolers

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust has announced YETI Coolers as their newest Corporate Sponsor. “Collaborations like these give the flats fishery a brighter future,” says BTT Director of Operations, Dr. Aaron Adams.

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Video Hatch: “Flying Trees”

This short video highlights work on the Salmon River to improve critical spawning and rearing habitat for native fish. Via The Freshwater Trust.
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Tippets: Salmon Fishing’s History in North America, Fishing from “The Bank”

  • Salmon fishing’s rich history was recently increased with the find of salmon remains in Alaska that date from the last ice age. “Before this, we really had no idea that Paleo-Indians were using salmon or fish of any kind,” said Carrin Halffman, archaeologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and an author of the report. The study appears in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Via The New York Times.
  • A new instructional video series, “The Bank,” from Jensen Fly Fishing, focuses on the details that go into fishing to rising fish. From stealthy approach to making the cast, listen to Dave Jensen talk an angler through the steps.
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Video Hatch: “Terrace Chrome”

This short film follows Darren Wright as he chases steelhead in his home waters of Terrace, British Columbia.
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