Tippets: Revive Magazine Final Issue, Tying the Davy Knot

  • After a seven year run, Revive magazine has published their final issue. Including pieces ranging from fly  fishing Norway to taking a stand against mining in the Pacific Northwest, read freely online here.
  • There is no shortage of knots to use when rigging, but in this article, Domenick Swentosky profiles one in particular: the Davy knot.I use the Davy Knot because it’s super quick to tie, it wastes no material, and it has a small profile that allows for more movement of the fly.” Via Troutbitten.
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2017 AFFTA Board Election Update

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced Jen Ripple as a newly elected board member following Michael White’s decision to not accept a board seat following the 2017.

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How to Tie an October Caddis Euro Nymph

“For many years now, I’ve been using a simple soft hackle, swung at dusk in likely October Caddis spots and have done quite well,” says Tim Flagler.  “This Euro-style October Caddis is an attempt to get down a little deeper to entice fish fearful of taking offerings higher up in the water column.” Watch him tie the October Caddis Euro Nymph in this week’s featured video.

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Tippets: Choosing Your Target, Wildfire Awareness

  • There’s a choice when it comes to targeting trout: numbers or size. Domenick Swentosky writes about choosing many fish or chasing trophies in this
    article via Troutbitten.
  • “The American West is a tinderbox right now with more than 80 fires burning across the region,” writes Steve Graepel. With many rivers and lakes in the West in areas at risk for wildfire, don’t miss his article on what to do if you are in the backcountry when one ignites. Via Gear Junkie.
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TJ McMeniman Joins Costa as Vice President of Marketing

Costa Del Mar has announced TJ McMeniman as Vice President of marketing for the company. “I am excited to join the Costa team and have the chance to lead a brand with such a rich heritage and loyal following,” says McMeniman.

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Tippets: Playing Fish on Windy Days, Tenkara Lines

  • Wind is an always present factor of fly fishing in Wyoming, and Bob Reece explains how it not only affects casting but also landing fish. “This weather altering force can also act as a source of frustration for many anglers.  However, this seemingly negative nemesis can be used as a casting ally.” Read more via Gink & Gasoline.
  • The line used for tenkara fishing “is one of the most important keys to success,” writes Paul Gaskell. Read more in this guide about choosing the right line for your tenkara rod and fishing conditions, via Discover Tenkara.
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Video Hatch: “The Way Forward”

This interactive video explores solutions for a sustainable long-term plan to save the Columbia River salmon that provides spiritual sustenance for tribes, food for the table, hundreds of millions in business and ecological benefits.
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Tippets: Sun Shirt Reviews, History of Brown Trout

  • Whether fishing a high altitude lake or salt flats, sun protection should be a priority for anglers. Joe Jackson profiles some of the best sun shirts on the market in this article via Outside Online.
  • While brown trout are not native to North America, they have established themselves as a favorite gamefish in the United States. “While there is no such thing as a strictly native brown trout in the States,” writes Alex Ford, “many of America’s brown trout populations have become incredibly naturalized and essentially completely wild.” Read more about how brown trout came to America, via Amberjack.
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Tippets: Removing Small Dams, Fish Virus Spreading in Pacific Northwest, Recovering the Yellowcheek Darter

  • Large dam removal projects bring focused political resistance, but “conservationists are finding many landowners of small dams are happy to have them removed.” Read more about starting small from Kathleen Masterson via Vermont Public Radio.
  • A highly contagious virus known as infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, or IHNV, can be lethal to juvenile fish and “represents a major threat to local conservation efforts and the fishing industry in the Pacific Northwest,” reports Sean Duffy of Courthouse News.
  • In this article in Arkansas Life, Johnny Carrol Sain writes about the endangered yellowcheek darter. While “Still on the Endangered Species List, yellowcheek darters are slowly gaining ground, right alongside the soil and habitat on the banks of Archey Fork.”
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Video Hatch: “Fishing the Lough Mask Part: 2”

This short film from 9p#5 Média features fly fishing for brown trout on the Lough Mask, Ireland.
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