Tips: National Geographic River Maps, Five Tips to Tie More Flies

  • National Geographic has debuted a line of river maps for Colorado, featuring detailed information on float routes, flow patterns, and usual fishing conditions. The map series features individual sections and of the Arkansas River and South Platte River.
  • It’s easy to get distracted at the fly-tying bench, but in this article Daniel Podobed writes about strategies to keep you focused on the task at hand. Read “5 Proven Tips to Help You Tie More Flies” via Flymen Fishing Company.
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TROUTS Fly Fishing looking for an eCommerce Manager

Denver-based Trouts Fly Fishing has announced their search for an eCommerce Manager.

Read more in the press release below. Continue reading

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How to Tie a Euro Early Black Stone

Tim Flager demonstrates how to tie a Euro Early Black Stone in this week’s featured tying video.

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Tippets: Book Talk with Blane Chocklett, Packing First-Aid Kits

  • Blane Chocklett is known as a guide and fly designer and tier, but with his first book set to debut in Autumn of 2018, he is set to make his mark as a writer as well. In this recent interview, Chocklett talks about the book and his writing process.
  • Not every day fishing goes as planned, and if injuries or accidents happen while out on the water, a first-aid kit is priceless. “First-aid kits are sort of like nail-knot tools: Most of the time, they are buried in the bottom of your pack or hidden in a side pocket, out of sight and out of-mind,” writes Mike Tayloe of Finns West,But when you need to tie a nail knot, the tool makes everything easier.” Read more about what to pack in a first-aid kit in this article via Orvis.
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Anthony Dante’s “Mountain Songs”

Angler and musician Anthony Dante has released a debut EP, “Mountain Songs,” featuring the song “On the Line,” which is a depiction of his passion for fly fishing “and the intangible characteristics that come along with it,” explains Dante. Listen to “On the Line” here, and visit Dante’s website for more information on the album.

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Tippets: PHWFF Partners with Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, Fly Realism vs. Movement

  • Project Healing Waters has announced their recent partnership with pro golfer Jordan Spieth and his family foundation. “Spieth, who has enjoyed fishing his entire life, went on a fly fishing trip with his brother and father late last summer. It was shortly after this unforgettable trip that he learned about PHWFF, instantly recognizing the connection between fly fishing and rehabilitation.”
  • In fly patterns, realistic movement is just as important as having a realistic look. “For me, the key to tying and picking out successful fly patterns from the bins over the years has been to always make sure a pattern incorporates equal parts of realistic features and movement,” advises Kent Klewein. “When you can find both in a fly pattern, you’ve got something special.”
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2018 Ireland Angling Show

The 2018 Ireland Angling Show will be held February 17-18 at the National Show Centre near Dublin, Ireland. The event features an exhibition hall featuring top brands and new products as well as demonstrations from experts in the field. Visit the Ireland Angling Show website for further details.

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Video Hatch: “Back Bay”

This short film from Cory Routh and Flymen Fishing Company features Lefty Kreh and Walt Cary chronicling the rise and fall of a legendary fishery in Coastal Virginia. Continue reading

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Tippets: Catch & Release Techniques, Fly Fishing from SUPs

  • “Catch and release is more than just an angling fad,” writes Charlie Robinton, “it’s a proven conservation technique that can improve the quality of a sport fishery and, when practiced correctly, ensure there are enough fish for everyone.” Read more about practicing catch and release techniques with care via PartSelect.
  • In a recent episode of the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast, Tom Rosenbauer talks with Damon Newpher of Adventure Bound on the Fly, a guide service specializing in fly fishing from all sorts of watercraft, including stand-up paddleboards. “He advises us on why you would want one, what to look for, how to accessorize one, and how to navigate moving water.”
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Tippets: Winter Streamer Fishing, Hook Sets on the Swing

  • While small flies are often the go-to for winter fishing conditions, it is also the best time, argues Spencer Durrant, to learn streamer fishing. “Winter isn’t the only time trout act like this, but it’s the season where they’ll short strike most often; however, it’s a great way to learn how to wait for fish to fully commit to a bite before you commit to the set.” Via Postfly Box.
  • In this helpful video guide Trevor Covich outlines the best way to set the hook on a swung fly presentation. As a guide, Covich has had the chance “to watch hundreds of clients make thousands of hook sets on fish, and he has acquired valuable insight on the best way to set the hook on a swung fly presentation.”
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