15th Annual Islamorada SailFly Championship Results

Fly anglers gathered in Florida on January 7-8 for the 15th Annual Islamorada SailFly Championship. Scott Lund and Justin Maker aboard Captain Alex Adler’s Kalex took home first place in the fly-only championship.

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Bruce Chard and Kelly Galloup Join Airflo Design Team

Airflo has announced Bruce Chard and Kelly Galloup will join their Design Team in 2015. Both Chard and Galloup have new lineseries available in the 2015 product lineup.

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Tippets: On Being a Guide, Migrating Through Climate Change

  • Many anglers think they would like to be a guide and romanticize the notion of working on the water. However the reality is different, Whitney Gould writes as she outlines what it takes to be a guide in Alaska.
  • New research published in the journal Freshwater Biology examines Dolly Varden and their migrating food source, and how a changing climate impacts their relationship. The study is one of the first of its kind, says National Park Service researcher Christopher J. Sergeant: “virtually no studies have explored how climate change affects the synchronisation of these predator–prey migrations.” Via Conservation Magazine.
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AFFTA Forms Fisheries Fund

The AFFTA Fisheries Fund was created by the American Fly Fishing Trade Association as a funding group dedicated to fisheries education and conservation projects.

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Video Hatch: “Over Night”

Florida’s 10,000 Islands provides great country for a camping and fly fishing trip, in this short film from LivitFilms.

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Fishing Cuba

After recent movements to normalize relations with Cuba, Pete McDonald looks back on a business trip turned fishing trip to the country in 2001. On assignment for Boating magazine to  cover the 50th Anniversary of the Hemingway International Billfish Tournament, McDonald lands his first tarpon and writes, “At that moment, the geopolitical status of this country–or anywhere else in the world–didn’t matter.” Read more via Fishing Jones.

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The Fly Fishing Shows

The seven-city circuit of Fly Fishing Shows will kick off its nationwide tour on January 9th, 2015 in Denver, CO. Ed Engle has a recent article in The Boulder Daily Camera featuring highlights of the show, and what to make sure to see if you go.

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TRCP Welcomes Four New Board Members

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership has announced new members for their board of directors. Rod Nelson, Eric Schwaab, George Thornton and Paul Vigano were welcomed to their new positions at the TRCP board meeting in December.

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New Stackpole Book Releases for 2015

Stackpole Books has announced the titles in their upcoming new release list for Spring 2015. From tying featherwing streamers to carp flies, Stackpole’s new releases hold something of interest for every angler.

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Tippets: Dynamic Nymphing, Researching California’s Drought

  • There is more to nymphing than a simple dead-drift, as Chad Shmukler writes on Hatch Magazine, where he outlines techniques for “turning a currently unproductive part of your drift, the end of it, into a productive one by adding in a pinch of dynamic nymphing.”
  • New research out of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was recently published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, examining the drought in California and the state’s history with low-water years. Bob Berwyn explains via Adventure Journal.
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