Video Hatch: “Brothers On The Mayfly”

Catching big trout on dry flies is one of the bonuses of the mayfly hatch beautifully featured in this short film from Brothers on the Fly.

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Tippets: Pyramid Monsters, Detecting Strikes, New Ground for Tarpon Research

  • Alex Landeen fishes for the Lahontan cutthroat “monsters” of Pyramid Lake and shares the amazing images that resulted in a recent post and photo collection on Hatch Magazine.
  • Detecting strikes when fishing a nymph can be difficult. However, Tom Rosenbauer outlines tactics for success in a recent post and instructional video via Orvis.
  • The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is continuing their work and research on juvenile tarpon behavior and habitat.  Recently, they broke ground at a new restoration site that will use antenna arrays to track juvenile tarpon through a series of canals. “The first step is to see how the fish currently use the canal system,” said JoEllen Wilson, BTT’s Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Program Manager. “Then once the restoration is complete, we will continue to sample to see if the tarpon prefer one type of habitat over another.” Via The Fishing Wire.
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Washington State Proposes Mandatory Hatchery Steelhead Retention

Washington state fisheries officials have proposed a plan that would make retention of hatchery-raised steelhead mandatory in all streams in the Southwest area of the state, beginning in July 2015. “The proposal is designed to keep hatchery steelhead off spawning grounds used by wild steelhead to the greatest extent possible,” writes Allen Thomas. “Research has shown when hatchery fish breed with wild fish the offspring survive at a lower rate than when two steelhead mate.” Read more via The Columbian.

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How to Tie Jack Gartside’s Sparrow

Jack Gartside’s Sparrow is a fly that, in general, represents a whole bunch of things fish like to eat but not really one thing in particular,” says videographer and fly tier Tim Flagler. This week he shows the steps for tying his version of this unusual and versatile pattern.

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Video Hatch: “Fly Tying Legend Jack Gartside, Forever a Boy”

Journalist Chuck Kraemer profiles fly tying legend Jack Gartside in this film from Greater Boston PBS.

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Video Hatch: “Wild Fish Works: Oregon Coast (Official Trailer)”

This film from Russell Schnitzer and Alan Moore shows the importance of wild fish to not only anglers, but to the environment, culture and economy. The full-length film will soon be released and available via Wild Fish Works.

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Reading Hemingway’s Fishing Logs

Along with a team of US researchers, John and Patrick Hemingway, grandsons of author Ernest Hemingway, are on a tour of Cuba to encourage closer ties between the two countries. They had hoped to gain access to Hemingway’s detailed  fishing logs, which scientists see as a potentially valuable source of knowledge about the Cojimar area’s predatory game fish populations. And while Cuba’s National Cultural Heritage Council refused access to the closely guarded writings, they stated they “will work to let researchers see them eventually.”

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Video Hatch: “Northern Fly Fishing”

From planning a trip to its culmination and reflection, this short film from Whip Fly Fishing captures the thrill of chasing pike with a fly rod.

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Tippets: Magic of Rivers, Landing Solo, Comment on Oregon Scenic Waterways

  • Even when life is good, writes Jess McGlothlin, rivers can make it better. And when work and stress pile up, rivers can carry that all away. Read more of McGlothlin’s essay via ChiWulff.
  • Landing a large fish without a net or the help of a fishing partner can be challenging, to put it mildly.  Ross Purnell goes over the “slip-and-grab” technique for just such occasions in a recent post on Fly Fisherman.
  • The open comment period on the 2014 Scenic Waterways Assessment, which would designate segments of the Molalla, Chetco and Grande Ronde rivers into Oregon’s network of Scenic Waterways, will be held until October 15, 2014. Take action to show your support for these rivers.
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Umpqua Names Luke Wennik Marketing Manager

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced the promotion of Luke Wennik to marketing manager. Wennik has been an instrumental member of the Umpqua team through the recent implementation of their new logo, packaging, and packs and bags line launch. “We’re fortunate to have someone with Luke’s experience and skills on our team,” says Umpqua President and CEO Jeff Fryhover.

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