Tippets: Top Flies for Tarpon, River Rock Cairns

  • With the abundance of fly patterns available, Mike Connor at Florida Sportsman details what the most effective offer that puts them at the top of the game. “A few of the old standards work well because they can be mistaken, by the fish, for all three food types, depending on how the angler strips them in the water.”
  • Rock cairns are a common sight along and in rivers and streams. However, the “artistic” practice can have detrimental effects on riparian habitat. “These temporary natural installations may be an expression of patience and balance to the ego of the builder,” writes Randall Bonner, “but to some naturalists who practice ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics, it is often seen as nothing more than evidence left behind that the environment was disturbed by a human intrusion, natural graffiti, and vandalism of habitat.” Via Wide Open Spaces.
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Cheeky Fishing Hiring Associate Business Manager

Cheeky Fishing has announced their search for an Associate Business Manager. The position would be based in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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Video Hatch: “The Rod Maker’s Story”

This short documentary highlights the work of bamboo rod maker Gary Marshall. Via Alex Rimmer.
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Tippets: Tactics for Streamer Fishing, 12 Species of Bonefish

  • Throwing big streamers is one of the best ways to catch big trout. However, “Presenting big, heavy flies to the largest fish in the river brings with it a whole new set of challenges,” Louis Cahill writes, “including a new way of thinking about presentation.” Read four of the most effective ways to fish streamers in this post via Gink & Gasoline.
  • There are 12 species of bonefish that have been identified in the genus albula, and a recent article from the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust examines the species’ diversity. An infographic shows their ranges.
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Southern Trout “Ozark Edition”

Southern Trout Magazine has announced the premier issue of a new publication, Southern Trout “Ozark Edition.”  The editorial focus of the new, bimonthly online publication is fly fishing for trout and smallmouth bass in the Ozark region of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

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Video Hatch: “Along the Way”

Previously on tour with IF4, this film from Hooke is now available to watch in full. View incredible footage from Gaspé, New-Brunswick, Baie-James, Labrador and British Columbia.
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Tippets: Fishing Soft Hackles, Getting to Know Guide Paula Shearer

  • In the first episode of RIO’s “How To” series, Simon Gawesworth explains one of the simplest and most effective ways to fish for trout in a river: soft hackles.
  • Calgary-based guide Paula Shearer is spends time on the Bow River and southern Alberta streams. A recent article and video in The Calgary Herald highlights Shearer’s work and love of getting others involved in the outdoors.
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Video Hatch: “I Am Conservation”

This trailer for a film from Soul River explores what happens “when you merge inner-city youth and veterans together on a once-in-a-lifetime deployment to the top of the world’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.”
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Tippets: Fishing for Fall Browns, Interview with April Vokey and Carl McNeil

  • In a recent article Jason Tucker outlines tactics for fishing for brown trout in the fall. “There are a lot of reasons to love fall fishing, but you definitely must change up your game to be successful.” Read more via Gink & Gasoline.
  • April Vokey and rod maker Carl McNeil talk about Swift rods, film projects, gear history and development, and their individual beginnings in fly fishing in a recent interview on Radio New Zealand.
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American Museum of Fly Fishing Welcomes New Executive Director

The American Museum of Fly Fishing has announced the hire of new executive director, Robert Ruley. Ruley brings strong experience in financial management and fundraising and community building and will join AMFF on November 14, 2016.

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