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Author: sdurrant

Public Lands Grow Busier in 2021

The first half of 2021 is just about over, and we've already seen visitation records broken for plenty of state and national parks here in the West. This new piece from Jonathan Thompson at High Country News goes into detail on just how bad the crowding is, and what to expect if you're planning a trip to public lands in the West this summer. Read the...

Colorado Guides Decry Federal Permit Process

This story is something that hits close to home for me - and not because it happened in Colorado, the next state over from Utah. No, this story from the Denver Post details how frustrated some fly fishing guides are with the permitting process for guiding on National Forest land. As a guide who recently received two permits from the Forest Service, I can...

9 Skills For Euro Nymphing

Dom Swentosky, continuing the theme he set earlier this week, penned this piece about nine essential skills you need for Euro and tight-line nymphing. Dom is an expert on the subject, so it's definitely worth reading his thoughts. You can do so here.

The Cajun Spey Waltz

Louis Cahill has another great short story over at Gink & Gasoline, this time about spey fishing in the snow in Louisiana. Sound a bit far-fetched? Well, it's not. It's fly fishing, and you can read the story here.

Dry Fly Rises with Tom Rosenbauer

Tom Rosenbauer just released a new video in his seemingly-endless supply of fly fishing wisdom. This video focuses on dry fly rise forms. As usual, Tom is incredibly informative without being overbearing.

New Mexico Fishing Guidebook Released

Longtime New Mexico guide and founder of Taos Fly Shop Taylor Streit has a new book out on fly fishing the Land of Enchantment. The book spills the beans on the most important thing to know about fishing New Mexico - land access. I haven't fished or hunted in New Mexico for that reason, but Streit's book will likely change that. Read more of the review of...

Purnell: Fishing For New Species

Ross Purnell, editor-in-chief over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, put together a story recently about how to expand your fly fishing horizons. With warm water conditions gripping most trout strongholds in the West, it's never been a better time to explore fishing for new species. Purnell gives some direction on how to accomplish that here.

Gear Review: Yeti LoadOut GoBox

Read the review here.

Improve Fly Tying Efficiency

Louis Cahill, over at Gink & Gasoline, has some great tips for those of us looking to increase our efficiency while at the tying bench. Read Cahill's tips for improving your tying efficiency here.

Fly Fishing Show 2022 Dates Announced

SOMERSET, Penn. – The Fly Fishing Show, idle for more than a year due to the international COVID-19 pandemic, will be back in 2022 with a cornucopia of new rods, reels, clothes, fly tying and casting demonstrations, seminars and vacation destinations at six venues, announced Ben Furimsky, President and CEO. Fly Fishing Shows will begin in Marlborough...