Video: 2016 IFTD Gear Coverage, Day One

MidCurrent media partner Angling Trade reveals new 2016 and 2017 gear on display at this year’s IFTD show in Orlando, Florida.  (See Day Two coverage here.)

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Tippets: Tall Tales of Anglers, Understanding Rod Recovery Rate

  • Anglers are notorious for their tall tales. But as Domenick Swentosky writes, “They just have unrestrained hope clouding reality and reason.” Via Hatch Magazine.
  • What do we talk about when we talk about fast and slow action rods? Louis Cahill explains that it means recovery rate, “how quickly does the bent rod return to its natural, straight position,” in this article on Gink & Gasoline.
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CFFCM Welcomes New Executive Director Glenn Pontier

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum has announced Glenn Pontier as its new Executive Director. Pontier comes from a position at Sullivan Renaissance and is recognized as a community organizer, writer and journalist.

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Video Hatch: “Blue Lining”

In Episode 4 of Redington’s Find Your Water series, anglers Drew and JP scramble up waterfalls and down steep hillsides in pursuit of spooky wild trout on nameless creeks. Continue reading

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Tippets: Fishing Argentina, Beginner’s Tips, Loon’s Murican Intruder Fly

  • Anglers define their sport by many things, writes Håkan Stenlund, but “fly fishing is really just about keeping your woolly bugger in the water. About being a part of it.” Read his piece about fly fishing the Argentine jungle, via The Cleanest Line.
  • Loon presents a patriotic take on the classic Intruder pattern. If you’re targeting steelhead over the holiday weekend, check out this instructional video for the “Murican Intruder.”
  • Kip Vieth of Wildwood Float Trips outlines great advice for starting out in the sport. From casting and gear to classes and guides, read his ten tips here. And “even for the seasoned angler, there might be something to help improve your game.”
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Tippets: Legends of the Catskills, Roll Cast Mend

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Tippets: PHWFF on NBC Nightly News, Montana Hoot Owl Restrictions

  • A recent segment from NBC News features the work of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, and the stories of veterans finding peace in the outdoors and fly fishing. “In 2015 alone, we served over 7,400 injured and disabled military service personnel and disabled veterans,” reports Daniel Morgan. Watch here.
  • Restrictions and closures due to rising summer temperatures and low water flows have been enacted in Montana. A list of rivers with “Hoot Owl” restrictions can be found on the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website.
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Video Hatch: “Trico Morning 4K”

This film features beautiful footage of catching early morning hatches on the water, and the simple joy of sitting on a bank watching trout feed. Via Tightline Productions.
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Tippets: On Legendary Days, Sacramento River Fishery, Bonefishing in Bad Weather

  • Kris Millgate writes about fishing a cotton “hatch” and how timing legendary hatches can quickly improve your technique. “On legendary days, you have multiple chances to perfect something new and repetitiveness among so much action solidifies habit that much faster.” Via Hatch Magazine.
  • The Sacramento River boasts large and smallmouth bass, carp, and striped bass populations. Capt. Hogan Brown writes about this unique fishery, and how it has managed through years of California’s drought. Via Fly Fisherman.
  • Anglers can control their gear and preparedness, but are still always at the mercy of conditions. Louis Cahill offers great advice for strategies to catch bonefish even in the worst weather. Via Gink & Gasoline.
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Orvis Leaders Sign “Now or Neverglades” Declaration

Leaders of the Orvis Company urge anglers to sign the “Now or Neverglades” Declaration, and demand “that the state of Florida acknowledge indisputable science and work toward real solutions to the water crisis.”

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