Video Hatch: “Laplanders”

This short film paints the portrait of those who live by the rivers of Lapland in Northern Sweden and their quest for Baltic Salmon. The full film is an official selection of the 2017 International Fly Fishing Film Festival.
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Tippets: Learning New Water, Fighting Bonefish in Mangroves

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Tippets: Trout and Irrigation in Montana, Legacy of Roderick Haig-Brown, Evolving in Pollution

  • Each year in Montana thousands of trout find themselves stranded in shrinking pools and irrigation ditches, cut off from the main river. “Most of the water rights run through November 1, and right after that we start getting frantic calls,” Knotek said. “We have thousands of these fish dying in the ditches every year.” Via The Ravalli Republic.
  • Andrew Nikiforuk writes about the legacy of legendary conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown and what he might have thought about the environmental battles being waged in Canada today. Read more via The Tyee.
  • The Atlantic killifish evolved in a short period of time to tolerate the toxic waters of the Lower Passaic River and Newark Bay in New Jersey, the location of the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site. This story “adds to the body of literatures suggesting that preserving genetic diversity within species might be important for buffering them against global climate change,” says Dr. Noah Reid. Via The New York Times.
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Video Hatch: “Odd Man Out”

Camille Egdorf, one of the top female fly anglers, attributes her success to a childhood spent helping run her parents’ salmon camp in remote Alaska. This short film highlights her journey.
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Tippets: Patterns You Hate to Love, Interview with Bruce Chard

  • There are classic and beautiful flies that are easy to love and fish. However, “There comes a time in every fly fisher’s life when your morals are compromised. Sure, you can stay pure and fish that dry fly upstream all the while extolling the virtues of your fine English tweed, but every now and then that nonsense doesn’t work and it’s time to get dirty.” George C. Costa writes about three patterns anglers hate to love, via Hatch Magazine.
  • In a recent interview Bruce Chard, a professional guide the Florida Keys, talks about fishing the famous palolo worm hatch. Listen to the show via Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio.
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Video Hatch: “Wither or Thrive”

This short film features gorgeous shots of time spent on the water. Via Ultras.Net.
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Tippets: How to See More Fish, Aquatic Species Biodiversity Map

  • Sight fishing is one of the most exhilarating ways to target fish, and one of the most satisfying when successful. Owen Plair writes about strategies for seeing fish in a recent article on Gink & Gasoline.
  • Scientists plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S. “Boise-based U.S. Forest Service fisheries biologist Dan Isaak is leading the project and says such a map could help with land management decisions and deciding where to spend limited money and resources.” Via ABC News.
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Video Hatch: “The River of Diamonds”

This teaser for an upcoming film from G&T Productions features the search for largemouth yellowfish in Namibia’s Orange River.
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Tippets: Winter Flies, Tips for Finding Trout

  • Flies for winter fishing often require finesse in design and presentation. However, “While I admit that trout can seem especially fastidious in winter,” writes Jason Klass, “I also think that we’re at an advantage as anglers since they’re also (although they are reluctant to admit it sometimes), somewhat desperate.” Read more about 10 Good Flies for Winter Fishing, via Tenkara Talk.
  • In a recent post on the Orvis blog, a panel of experts answer the question: “What parts of a river should I focus on for winter trout?” From how to fish edges and banks to deep pools, read the different strategies here.
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Tippets: Winter Mindset, Setting Goals for a New Season

  • Winter fishing is completely unlike other seasons, writes Spencer Durrant. “Catching fish during winter requires not a different skillset, but a different mindset.” Read about strategies for finding success and enjoyment during this unique season, via Hatch Magazine.
  • A new year often brings focus, but Christine Peterson writes about her past year’s achievement of getting out on the water even during the cold winter months. This year, she writes, set goals that get you outside. Read more via Hatch Magazine.
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