Nick Adinolfe Named Director of Operations at Umpqua Feather Merchants

Nick Adinolfe will join the Umpqua Feather Merchants team as Director of Operations. From large companies to small, and foreign to domestic manufacturing experience, “Nick brings a vast amount of operations experience to Umpqua,” says Umpqua President and CEO Jeff Fryhover, “experience that will be invaluable in improving and maximizing operational efficiencies, making Umpqua and our customers better positioned for success.”

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Tying a Multi-Color Brahma Bugger

Tim Flagler is back with a second version of the Brahma Bugger–this one tied with multiple colors at the suggestion of Whiting Farms’s Tom Mullen.  ”This is quickly becoming one of my favorite streamer patterns,” says Flagler.

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Denver, Somerset Fly Fishing Shows Add Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase

The upcoming Fly Fishing Shows in Denver and Somerset, NJ, will feature the addition of a Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase, which will include women-specific workshops, clinics and Q&A sessions.

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Book Release: “A Fly Fishing Guide To Indian Peaks Wilderness Area”

Mike Kruise and Steve Schweitzer have announced the release of their new book, “A Fly Fishing Guide To Indian Peaks Wilderness Area,” which will be available for purchase beginning October 20, 2014.

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New Fly Fishing Books

  • Trout and Their Food: A Compact Guide for Fly Fishers by Dave Whitlock is a comprehensive guide to trout behavior, the variety of foods trout eat, as well as how effectively imitate these foods. This book combines in one volume the best of Whitlock’s columns and illustrations that have previously only been published in TROUT Magazine. With a preface by Nick Lyons. Skyhorse Publishing (September 2, 2014).
  • The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing: More Than 300 Tips for Anglers of All Levels by Tom Rosenbauer, David Klausmeyer and Conway X. Bowman is a comprehensive resource from some of the most respected names in the sport. This book covers everything from saltwater tides to choosing gear, casting techniques to how to tie the perfect dry fly. Skyhorse Publishing, [Kindle Edition] (September 2, 2014).
  • Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival by Dave Canterbury is a fantastic resource for any angler who spends time in remote areas. As an expert survivalist, Canterbury shares important skills for self-sufficiency and safety. Adams Media (September 1, 2014).
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IGFA Responds to Critique of World Records

In response to a recent paper published in Marine Policy, which calls for an end to trophy fishing and International Game Fish Association records of threatened fish species, the IGFA has submitted a response to the journal, explaining what it sees as “indefensible” science in the original paper.

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Interview with Jim Harrison

Michigan based writer Jerry Dennis talks with the state’s native son and legendary author, Jim Harrison, about northern winters, trout fishing, the state of publishing today and value of getting lost in the woods. Read the interview in its entirety via My North.

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National Fish Habitat Partnership Video Series

A new series of videos made by the National Fish Habitat Partnership highlights the restoration efforts of 19 Partnership groups throughout the country. The recently released second video in the series focuses on Grape Creek in California.

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Video Hatch: “The Perfect Fall”

On the brink of changing seasons, this short film from White Glas Productions is a peaceful look at what anglers have to look forward to on autumn waters.

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Tippets: On Brook Trout, Restoring Front Range Streams

  • Phil Monahan expounds on the brook trout in a recent Fish Facts post on the Orvis blog. From the life history and historic range of Salvelinus fontinalis, to techniques and flies for fishing for them, this article will be helpful for anglers of all levels.
  • Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service have partnered to help restore rivers and streams along Colorado’s Front Range that were damaged during the fall floods of 2013. The project requires many volunteers, and while training has already started, there is still time to help in the rehabilitation of these fisheries.
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