Fly Fishing Montana

Jon Gluck writes about fly fishing Montana’s rivers while recounting the classic novella A River Runs Through It. “Catholics have the Vatican, Muslims have Mecca,” writes Gluck. “But to the fly-fishing faithful, there is no more sacred destination than the Big Blackfoot River in Montana.” Via The New York Times.

Posted in Books | Leave a comment

Video Hatch: “Floating the Yak”

In this short film from Gink & Gasoline, guide Nate Rollie talks about his experience and love for the Yakima river and its trout.
Continue reading

Posted in Videos | 2 Comments

How to Tie the Brooks Sprout Midge Emerger

The Brooks Sprout Midge Emerger is the featured pattern in this week’s tying video. A basic sprout midge pattern authored by Bob Brooks, it’s a remarkably adaptable pattern that can be tied in a wide variety of colors and sizes, though it is most often tied in the size 18 to 24 range.

Posted in Flies, Videos | Leave a comment

Tippets: California Gold Country, Catching Kings on the Fly

  • In a recent essay on The Trout Life, David Whitehouse, co-founder of The Sierra Standard, writes about fly fishing the Sierra Nevada highcountry for native golden trout. “The hunt for gold in California has never been easy,” writes Whitehouse. “Even though you will likely find yourself, much like me, exhausted from a multi-day excursion in search of gold in the Sierras, just remember – if you put in the effort, it will pay off.”
  • From fly color amd size, to location and keeping a journal, Mike Lunde writes about ways to catch more king salmon on the fly in this article via Sage.
Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

New Exhibitors at 2017 Fly Fishing Shows

The 2017 lineup of Fly Fishing Shows will feature many first-time exhibitors, announced president and CEO Ben Furimsky. New exhibitors include the likes of Adipose Boatworks, Fly Fusion Magazine, and Fishpond.

Read more in the press release below. Continue reading

Posted in Events | 1 Comment

Tippets: Interview with Beau Beasley, Fly Tying Innovation

  • Outdoor writer Beau Beasley talks about his work with veterans, his favorite fall fishing run, and the secret life of bluegills in a recent interview on 52 Week Season.
  • Highly pressured waters create selective trout, which in turn pushes innovation in new fly patterns. “This constant evolution is creative and engaging, and makes fly tying an artistic pursuit worthy to stand on its own,” writes Ross Purnell. “On the water, these new flies give us an edge that is partly psychological, but it is real nonetheless.” Via Fly Fisherman.
Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Video Hatch: “Johnny Disconi”

This short film from Sweden features creative animation of the Ephemera vulgate hatch and is a delight to watch. Via Samfundet.
Continue reading

Posted in Videos | Leave a comment

Tippets: Crow Indian Students Learn to Fly Fish, Fishing in a Crowded Boat

  • Ann Marie Emery of the Bighorn River Alliance recently organized a day to teach Crow Indian students how to fly fish. Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, joined in the day to teach students the tenkara technique. “These kids see people fishing on the river, spending all this money, and we want them to know it’s their river too,” says Emery. “We want them to know they can fish here and not for much money.” Via The Billings Gazette.
  • Ben Duchesney writes a how-to with tips for fly fishing in a crowded boat. “Instead of spending the whole day worrying about hooks flying everywhere and giving you a new piercing,” he writes, “there are a few tricks that will help you make it out unscathed (at least mostly).” Read them via Postfly Box.
Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

USFWS Plan to Expand Hunting, Fishing on Wildlife Refuges

USFWS Director Dan Ashe has announced a proposal that would provide increased public access for hunting and fishing on wildlife refuges. Public comments on the changes are invited before Aug. 15, 2016.

Read more in the press release below. Continue reading

Posted in Conservation | Leave a comment

Video Hatch: “It’s the River That Binds Us”

In this short film staff members from The Freshwater Trust share how fly fishing connects them to the waters they work to protect.
Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Videos | Leave a comment