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Tippets: Interview with Geoff Mueller, How Trout See

Geoff Mueller is the senior editor of The Drake magazine, copy-writer for many fly-fishing brands, and his essays have appeared in fly fishing’s top publications. He sits down for a thoughtful conversation on the Anchored with April Vokey podcast. They discuss “how he got involved in the industry, pushing people’s buttons, and if we’re loving our...

Documentary Film Fundraiser for “The Stories of Jim Harrison”

A new documentary film, “The Stories of Jim Harrison,” will explore the life and art of the legendary American author. A benefit dinner for the film’s release will be held Sunday, February 11, 2019, at Axle Brewing Co in Ferndale, Michigan. “The evening includes Axle's craft beer, wine & cider, a strolling dinner featuring Harrison-inspired...

CFFCM to Host 14th Annual Fly Fest

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum will host the 14th annual Fly Fest in the Wulff Gallery at the center in Livingston Manor on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Read more in the press release below. Fly Fest on February 2, 2019: 14th Annual Event Celebrates the Middle of Winter LIVINGSTON MANOR – The Catskill Fly Fishing...

Video Hatch: "NexGen"

In this film from Off the Grid Studios, RA Beattie follows two members of fly fishing’s next generation to the South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho.  "NEXGEN" is part of the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour. Via Beattie Productions.

BHA Podcast Interview with Tom McGuane

On the most recent episode of the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers podcast, host Hal Herring talks with legendary author and outdoorsman Tom McGuane. “Hunting, fishing and the eternal beauties of the natural world infuse his every word.” It’s a great conversation and you can listen here.

New Products from Simms for Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 product lineup from Simms Fishing Products ranges from the new Tributary collection of waders and Cloud Camo pattern for men and women alike. Read more in the press release below. Spring 19 Raises the Bar of Comfort, Stealth, and Functionality From Simms: Simms Fishing Product’s steadfast commitment to provide anglers with the world’s...

Join Loon Live, January 17th

This week’s Loon Live will offer a bit of diversity, focusing on a steelhead fly and nymph pattern. “The Street Sweeper is an intruder for targeting anadromous fish, especially if you're fishing close to the coast. We'll also be featuring the Monster Midge, which is a nifty take on the indispensable midge.” Tune in Thursday, January 17, 2019, at ...

Video Hatch: "Lifecycles"

One Island, two seasons, three species, three episodes. In this video series, BrothersOnTheFly takes a look “at Iceland's three native fish species, the rivers they inhabit and what needs to be done to preserve these magnificent fisheries.” Part of the 2019 RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival.

Tippets: Correcting Casting Mistakes, History of Trout Flies

The winter months are a great time to practice technique in preparation for summer fishing. In this article, Zach Matthews outlines the top ten casting mistakes and details how to fix them. Via The Itinerant Angler. This detailed article outlines trout flies, from traditional north country spiders to modern dry flies utilizing foam. Read more via Discover...

Tippets: Australian Heatwave Affecting Fish, Great Lakes Carp Cowboys, Will the Colorado River Run Dry?

Extreme heat in Australia’s New South Wales has resulted in a fish kill in the Darling River. “Australian state government on Tuesday announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died in heatwave conditions.” Via AP News. For years, Asian Carp have threatened the Great Lakes ecosystems...