Author: erinm

RepYourWater Teams Up With Beyond the Pond

The new Driftless Area 2.0 hat from RepYourWaters will help support conservation work in the Drifless Area. One percent of sales from the hat will go to Beyond the Pond, a 501c3 non-profit organization for the National Fish Habitat Partnership. Read more in the press release below. RepYourWater Teams Up With Beyond the Pond to Benefit the Driftless Area...

Speak Out for the Boundary Waters

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement in support of Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters, urging anglers to raise their voice in support and concern. Read more in the press release below. Speak Out for the Boundary Waters From AFFTA: The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA), headquartered in Bozeman, Montana, is the...

Video Hatch: “Salmon fly fishing on Tornio River in Pello in Lapland”

This video from Travel Pello Lapland highlights salmon fly fishing in Lapland in Finland and in Sweden.

Video Hatch: “Fishing BC Presents: Swinging Flies for Salmon”

This short film features Yos Gladstone of Chromer Sport Fishing using two-handed rods and streamers to fish for salmon in the rivers near Squamish. Via Fishing B.C.

Tippets: Fly Choice in Focus, Tips for Taking Release Photos

In a recent three-part series, “Fly Choice in Focus,” Paul Gaskell outlines how to get the most out of simple fly patterns. View Lesson 1, Lesson 2, and Lesson 3 via Discover Tenkara. From arm position when handling fish to choosing the right type of water, Kent Klewein outlines four great tips for taking better release photos in this article via Gink...

Video Hatch: "Swing Season"

Sage ambassador Gray Struznik shares his passion for Northwest fisheries in this short film from Sage. Swing Season - TheSlowdown from Sage Fly Fish on Vimeo.

Tippets: Social Media & Fly Fishing, Reading Water        

Has social media killed fishing? On a recent episode of The DrakeCast, listen to both sides of the argument over “the positive and negative impacts social media has had on flyfishing.” Listen here. From banks and back eddies to vegetation and pools, Ross Purnell outlines strategies for reading water in this recent article. “Locating fish is the first...

Tippets: Record Low Salmon in the Fraser, The Gar Wars, Fish Returning to the Sandy River   

It is estimated that a record low number of steelhead will return from the ocean to the Fraser River in 2017. “Mike Ramsay, assistant director of BC's Fish and Game branch, said if management practices in the federally regulated commercial salmon fishery don't change, Thompson steelhead may not be able to recover from low returns,” reports Ash Kelly of...

Video Hatch: “Anatomy of a Fishing Story”

In this short film, Jason Rolfe, Steve Duda, and Gregory Fitz reflect on the importance of writing in fly fishing, highlighting the kickoff of the Writers on the Fly Reading Series. Via Lost River Film Co.

New Fly Fishing Books

Designing Poppers, Sliders & Divers by Steven B. Schweitzer gives practical advice for crafting top water fly fishing lures. The book is divided into three comprehensive sections presenting methods, procedures and examples richly illustrated with over 800 full color photographs. With contributors Dr. Todd Larson, Jim Door, Martin Joergensen, and Mark...