IFTD Show Gear Awards, Trout Unlimited Down Under, Be Ready for Bonefish, Fly Fishing Slovenia

August 21, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • Best of Show Awards for new products at The International Fly Tackle Dealer show have been announced, with Sage CIRCA rods among gear items taking top honors
  • Chris Hunt was recently in Australia, talking cold water conservation and habitat preservation with anglers and local fishing clubs, as well as at the Australian National Recreational Fishing Conference. “Habitat and opportunity aren’t mutually exclusive,” writes Hunt. “One begets the other.”  And neither should be taken for granted.
  • If you’re planning your first bonefishing trip, head over to Bonefish on the Brain and take Bjorn Sromsness’ two-part advice: clear the slack from the line and keep your rod tip pointed at the fly and touching the water. Don’t wait for your guide to tell you what to do after you cast, or you’ll be losing precious time.
  • John Zerihoun, Anton, and Luka Hojnik of Imago Fly Fishing travel back to Slovenia to the Soča and Idrijca rivers and tributaries. Catching beautiful trout and grayling, their trip is stunningly captured through the photographs of Hojnik, including a rare marble trout/brown trout hybrid.