Kayaking the San Joaquin

This summer, CNN columnist John D. Sutter embarked on a three-week, 417-mile journey down the “most endangered” river in America, the San Joaquin River in California, to raise awareness about the dangers facing this watershed in an “era of dead rivers.” As he writes, now is “a time when they’ve been so dammed, diverted and overused that many of them simply cease to flow.” Recently he completed this project and wrote a final article about trip. Read more via CNN.

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Video Hatch: “Fishing the Lough Mask”

Stormy spring weather in Ireland brings about some great hatches and beautiful fish, in this short film from 9p#5 Media.

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Flyfishing Hall of Fame Inductees

At an upcoming ceremony at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, Bob Popovics, Paul Schullery, Joseph Bates, Jr. and R.B. Marston will be inducted into the Flyfishing Hall of Fame, and the Lee Wulff Conservation Award will be given to John Waldron.

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Using the Ocean Without Using it Up

The small Caribbean Island of Barbuda is taking steps to restore their surrounding ocean ecosystems, damaged from overdevelopment and overfishing. The Blue Halo Initiative educates the community on sustainable practices for future generations. And in a recent piece in The New York Times, Andrew C. Revkin highlights the work being done to help with ocean conservation.

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Video Hatch: “Tall Tales”

This film from Flyline Media shows some great redfish takes on topwater during flood tides on the grass flats of South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

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Tippets: Night Fishing Tips, Pennsylvania Public Access, Ohio Asian Carp Study

  • From headlamps and flies to stripping  and rigging techniques, Johnny Spillane gives some great advice for fly fishing after the sun goes down.
  • Proposed legislation in Pennsylvania would open areas “where stocked fish may migrate into” to public angling access. “The intention of the law is to give the angling public access to the entire length of Twentymile Creek, Elk Creek, Walnut Creek, and many other Lake Erie tributaries along Pennsylvania’s short Lake Erie coast,” explains Ross Purnell via Fly Fisherman.
  • The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that no bighead or silver Asian carp were found in a recent survey of three rivers: the Muskingum, Tuscarawas and Walhonding. Via The Fishing Wire.
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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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