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Author: dbyrnes

Tippets: Hiking With Bears, Household Tying Tools, America's Most Endangered Rivers, Restore Kilpatrick Pond

"Bears are icons of wilderness. If you're lucky, you've seen one in the wild, from a distance." Here is a list of the top famous bears that you might—or might not—enjoy hiking with, according to Adventure Journal. Remember this list of common household fly tying tools the next time you're stuck at your in-laws for the weekend or when Delta loses your...

Trout's Ear Bones Reveal Their Life Travels

Montana researchers recently published a study finding that a trout's ear bone contains a record of migration. The otolith bone is found in all fish and for decades researchers have counted the rings in the bone to determine a fishes age. “As fish grow and move into new environments, the otoliths record that information and we matched that with stream...

Video Hatch: "Imago Amphibian Light Boot"

Imago Fly Fishing claims to be "The Brand of a Generation." I'm part of that generation, and while this video is pretty cool, the biggest factor is if they can hold together through at least two seasons. And not everyone in my generation listens to Dubstep.

Tippets: Buy Michigan Mineral Lease Rights, Washington Fly Fishing Fair, Ghillies Fly Shop Closes, South Twin Lake

Every spring and fall the Michigan Department of Natural Resources gives the public a chance to own a state-owned gas and oil lease right. Get your checkbook out for the May 8th lease rights auction. If you find yourself in the area be sure to check out the 2012 Washington Fly Fishing Fair on May 4th and 5th. Seminars include"Fly Fish Hawaii" and...

Tippets: Grasshopper Forecast, LumaLux Line, Yellowstone Opening, Hospodar Gets Bent

Grasshoppers are concern for more than just the angler, so the USDA has released the 2012 Rangeland Grasshopper Hazard. Ben, at Arizona Wanderings, encourages you to stock up on foam bugs. A few years back a guide on Michigan's Au Sable River spoke about finding the glow in a dark fly line. Looks like Nomad Anglers has some RIO LumaLux in stock for the...