Fishing Hall-of-Famer Passes on Kype Magazine Publishing Torch

George Douglas of the online fly fishing magazine “Kype” has announced Aileen Lane as new publisher/owner. “I believe Aileen is an up-and-coming star in the fishing industry and I am proud that “Kype” will run that course with her,” says Douglas.

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How to Tie Art Flick’s Classic Red Quill

Matt Grobert ties Art Flick’s Classic Red Quill in this week’s featuring fly tying video.  It’s a great pattern to have in the box for those early spring Hendricksons that are only a couple of weeks away.

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World Fishing Network to Air “Fifty Best Places to Fly Fish” Series

The World Fishing Network has announced a series based on the books Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die and Fifty More Places to Fly Fish Before You Die by author Chris Santella. The episodes will be hosted by Conway Bowman and will include profiles of premier fishing destinations as well as insight from local anglers.  Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die will air beginning in January 2015. 

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Water Flows in Colorado River Delta for First Time in 50 Years

The gates at Morelos Dam on the Mexico-Arizona border were opened on Sunday March 23, allowing water to flow into the Colorado River Delta for the first time in over fifty years. “It took a long time for the institutions that manage the Colorado River to make this happen,” writes Jennifer Pitt on National Geographic NewsWatch. “Now we have the chance to see how long it takes the river to move downstream, and how far it goes.”

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AFFTA Hires Communications Director

After an extensive national search, the American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced Becky Edwards will join the AFFTA team as new Communications Director, and will work to further AFFTA’s mission of promoting sustained growth of the fly fishing industry through effectively sharing with members and the general public.

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Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing Belize at El Pescador”

This impressive footage comes from the flats surrounding Ambergris Caye and El Pescador Lodge, and the aspiring young film makers of Lonely Osprey Productions.

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Tippets: Lake Michigan Fishing Forecast, Matching Rod Size to Quarry, Lawsuit to Protect Sturgeon

  • Howard Meyerson predicts a cold summer for Lake Michigan, and smaller-sized salmon and steelead. Read more about the assessment of the fishery via The Outdoor Journal.
  • Choosing the right rod size, especially for warm water angling, is important for the health of the fish in catch-and-release. “This is true to all fly anglers, whether you’re chasing smallmouths, muskies, steelhead, trout, or tarpon. We all have a responsibility to do what is best for the quarry we pursue,” writes Kip Vieth of Wildwood Float Trips. Via the Orvis blog.
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council together with the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, has filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service for not designating “critical habitat” for population segments of Atlantic sturgeon listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Read more on NRDC’s Switchboard.
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Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition

In August 2014, an expedition is being planned that will be more than just a fishing trip. Participants will be part of a group with a mission to “land, tag and release adult tarpon that migrate annually to the world-renowned Long Key area,” and increase research on movement and migration.

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Tippets: Sandy River Smelt, Basics of Spey Fishing, Proposed Protections for Bahamas

  • Smelt returning to the Sandy River bring with them hope for the future and evidence of a rejuvenating ecosystem. Mia Sheppard writes about protections for these small bait fish, an important food source for steelhead, via Oregon Steelhead.
  • Morgan Lyle explains the origins and beginning techniques of Spey fishing, and what the benefits and drawbacks are to this two-handed style. Read more via About Fly Fishing.
  • The proposed protection of new Abaco areas in the Bahamas, including a national park for Cross Harbour, will ensure prime fishing grounds and nursery habitats are safe from development. Read more about the proposal from the Bahamas National Trust, via Bahamas Island Info.
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Project Healing Waters Annual 2-Fly Tournament

The dates for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing’s annual 2-Fly Tournament have been set for the weekend of April 26-27, 2014, at the Rose River Farm in Syria, VA.

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