Video Hatch: “Pure Fly NZ”

This trailer for the upcoming series from Gin Clear Media features amazing footage of fly fishing New Zealand. Via Gin Clear Media.
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Tippets: Seven Tips from Camille Egdorf, Fishing Tandem Rigs

  • In a recent article Camille Egdorf, program director for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures in Alaska, Kamchatka, and Christmas Island, guide, travel host, and competitive angler, outlines seven tips to up your game on the water. From casting and timing to scouting new waters, read more via Outside Online.
  • The most recent installment of the “Ask the Experts” series focuses on advice for attaching the second fly to a tandem rig. From specific knots to where on the hook snank to tie, learn from the expertise of seven anglers in this post via Orvis.
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Video Hatch: “Don’t Fear the Fin. Fear a World Without Them”

Sharks are apex predators and vital to the health of ocean ecosystems. Costa has teamed up with shark attack survivors and OCEARCH “to show that we don’t fear the fin—we fear a world without them.”
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Tippets: Behind the Brand with Alan Walker, Tips for Streamer Fishing

  • The third episode in RIO’s Behind the Brand series features RIO’s manufacturing engineer, Alan Walker, and his inspiration in building fly lines. View the video here.
  • While streamer fishing, it can be hard to set the hook on an eat. Kent Klewein writes a great reminder about not being caught off guard in this post on Gink & Gasoline. “To minimize the chance of you missing streamer strikes in between strips,” he writes, “make a point to always bring your stripping hand back to your fly line as quickly as possible after each strip. This will make sure you’re in the ready position to quickly set the hook, even during unexpected strikes.”
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Camille Egdorf Joins the Thomas & Thomas Advisory Staff

Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods has announced the welcome of Camille Egdorf to its advisory staff. “Camille provides a much-needed perspective that will allow us to approach rod design differently and expand our current offerings,” says T&T owner Neville Orsmond.

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Video Hatch: “The Next Bend”

In this episode of the Scientific Anglers/Fly Fusion TV Web Series, Season 2, Fly Fusion Magazine editor Derek Bird along with associate editor Jim McLennan explore one of British Columbia’s gems, The Horsefly River.

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Tippets: American Angler Photo Contest, Fishing Inexpensive Gear

  • American Angler has announced a photo contest that will run from Memorial Day (May 29th) to Labor Day (September 4th). Winners will receive prizes from Simms, Yeti, Orvis, and Scott among many others. Find the rules and regulations for entering your photos here.
  • Inexpensive gear catches fish too, writes Justin Housman. “It’s not the cost of the gear that lands the fish. Turns out, cheapskate fly fishing is not only possible, but the best way to start a debilitating lifelong obsession.” Read more about why you shouldn’t be afraid of inexpensive fly fishing gear, via Adventure Journal.
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Tippets: Windy Gap Project Confirmed for Colorado River, Montanore Mine Approval Overturned, Fracking on Public Land

  • The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has issued a decision approving the Windy Gap Firming Project, which will include building the first major new dam and diversion on the Colorado River in decades. This decision comes “at a time when the river is already severely drained and depleted due to overuse, drought, and climate change,” said Gary Wockner, Executive Director of Save The Colorado.” Via Save the Colorado.
  • U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy has overturned the approval of the Montanore Mine in the Kootenai National Forest, citing reduced stream flows for threatened bull trout and increased potential for human interactions with threatened grizzly bears. “Yesterday’s ruling underscores how wrong it is to site major industrial facilities on the doorstep of public wilderness lands that provide irreplaceable habitat for imperiled wildlife,” Earthjustice lawyer Katherine O’Brien said in a statement Wednesday. Via Idaho Statesman.
  • Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke has announced a plan to rescind updated fracking rules on public lands, issued in March of 2015. The rule “was the result of nearly five years of public hearings and expert analysis to modernize the Bureau of Land Management’s fracking regulations, which had not been updated since 1982 and did not address dangers posed by new technologies and rapid expansion in the industry.” Via Earth Justice.
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Video Hatch: “Viva Cuba”

This short film from Smith Optics features the flats of Cuba, an “ecological paradise” only recently open to anglers.
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Tippets: Podcast Interview with John Gierach, Tips on Largemouth Bass

  • Author John Gierach is the guest on the most recent Orvis Podcast. Don’t miss host Tom Rosenbauer’s conversation with the legendary fly fishing writer.
  • Mike Hodge calls upon the expertise of Debbie Hanson, a guide and sport fishing advocate and blogger, and Shaw Grigsby, Jr., a professional bass tournament angler, for advice on fly fishing for largemouth bass. From rigging and presentation to flies and finding good water, read more via Hatch Magazine.
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