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Video Hatch: “The Return of the Cutthroat”

In this film from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, learn about the history of cutthroat trout in the state and their return to native ecosystems.

New Native Trout Challenge Kicks Off in 12 Western States

Anglers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Western Native Trout Challenge, a program that incentivizes participants to catch native trout and char in each of the 12 Western states, and promotes support and awareness of conservation issues.

Podcast Episode: Mark Kingwell on The Art of Manliness Podcast

On this episode of The Art of Manliness Podcast, Mark Kingwell, author of Catch and Release: Trout Fishing and the Meaning of Life, discusses “the beauty of the perfect fly cast and how it relates to the philosophical debate of form vs function, and what fishing can teach us about the active vs. contemplative life.”

Lessons from an Aging Guide

The guiding life can take a toll on even the most dedicated anglers. “It’s too late in life to go back to school and become a doctor or a lawyer. So what to do? I’ve come up with a few things that work for me and might help some of my older colleagues.” Read sage from Dave Brown of Dave Brown Outfitters in this article, “Lessons from an Aging Fly...

VEDAVOO Launches New Line to Support Captains for Clean Water

VEDAVOO’s Reel Service Project supports worthy causes, and the most recent recipient of funds is Captains for Clean Water.

Carp on the Fly

From rod and reel to fly selection and sun protection, read great advice for what you need to chase carp on the fly in this article by Dan Zazworksy via Postfly Box.

BTT Calls on Anglers and Guides to Support the Inclusion of Habitat into Marine Fisheries Management 

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is calling on anglers, guides and other stakeholders to sign the “Habitat is the Future of Florida Fisheries” petition, advocating for the inclusion of prioritizing habitat needs in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s fisheries management plans.

Top Ten Books for Anglers

From novels and essays to tactics and techniques, Nicole Qualtieri outlines the top ten books every angler should read. “Fishing stories are as old as the rivers that hold ’em. We’ve collected some of our favorite fishing books to fill the time when you’re away from the water.” Read more via Gear Junkie.

Podcast Episode: Dan Davala on The Fly Fishing Consultant Podcast

Dan Davala is an Orvis Fly Fishing Travel Specialist and founder of the Tidal Potomac Fly Roddders. He sits down for a conversation with Rob Snowhite on this recent episode of The Fly Fishing Consultant Podcast. “In this episode we'll learn about Dan's life in fly fishing from the small streams here in Fairfax to exotic and non-exotic locations near and...

Achieving a Powerful Cast

Making the transition from freshwater fly fishing to saltwater comes with many challenges. And perhaps top of that list for many anglers is improving the power and reach of their cast. In this article, Louis Cahill dives into the physics of a good cast, and offers helpful tips for how to improve yours. Via Gink & Gasoline.