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Author: sdurrant

The Bridge Season

Author Rob Breeding opens his latest article in the Flathead Beacon with a line that, as a current student in a Modern American Literature class, I fully relate to: Mid-February can be the cruelest month. Breeding's fun piece is about the bridge season between winter and spring - and how it's a lot closer than we really think. Read through this story...

Women in Fishing Celebrated in Costa Rican Tournament

This intriguing bit of news comes to us courtesy of The Tico Times, where reporter Todd Staley details how a women's-only fishing tournament in Costa Rica came to be. The piece is interesting, and centers around Samantha Mumford's story in the angling community. I highly recommend checking this article out when you have a minute.

Throwback Thursday: Utah's Green River

I grew up tying flies out of Jack Dennis's Western Trout Fly Tying Manual and have since been able to chat with Jack about his life spent fly fishing. Recently, Jack posted a bunch of old videos online - including this gem from sometime in the 80s, on Utah's Green River.

90 Dams Removed in 2019

Dam removal is one of the biggest fights we have on our hands as active conservationists. But it's a fight that we're finding success in, as evidenced by this recent piece from Dan Zazworsky from Fly Lords. Per the article, a record 90 dams were removed from rivers in 2019. That means more free-flowing, natural habitat for the trout we all love so much...

How to Properly Catch and Release a Bonefish

It's that time of year when the cabin fever drives most of us to pine for the warmer months and their accompanying adventures. If you're looking at a trip for bonefish at all this year, you're probably planning it now. That's where this video from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust - published by Orvis - comes into play. It's a great primer to get you ready...

Podcast: Charles Jardine on The Fly Culture

This podcast is new-to-me, and likely new to a lot of anglers here in the States. Pete Tyjas hosts "The Fly Culture" from the United Kingdom, and recently had Charles Jardine on to discuss all things fly fishing. Jardine is an author, painter, and photographer, and offers some great insight into the world of fly fishing during his time with Tyjas on the...

Fly Fishing Blind

This interesting piece comes to us from The River Reporter, a publication based in New York. The title of the piece caught my eye, and the rest is just as intriguing. The premise is one that we all struggle with at some point in our angling careers - seeing, and tracking, smaller flies. The author of the piece, Tony Bonavist, offers some great insight into...

Fly Fishing on Top of Mount Kenya

Africa is increasingly becoming a popular angling destination - thanks in no small part to the Animal Planet show River Monsters - but this piece from CNN makes Africa seem even more alluring for the weekend angler. It's a bit long, but take the time to watch through this entire video. It's incredible.

2020 8-Weight Shootout

George Anderson and his crew at Yellowstone Angler are back at it with rod shootouts - this time with 8-weights. This 8-weight shootout follows up their 2018 shootout, the last time they reviewed 8-weights. The big question for George and Co. was whether any rod could topple the G. Loomis Asquith from the top spot of their list as the best 8-weight...

Trophy Striped Bass Off-Limits in New Jersey

According to an announcement from NJ.com, the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council has established a slot limit on what size of striped bass New Jersey anglers can keep. The slot limit is in place due to overfishing, which was determined by the Atlantic States marine Fisheries Commission. You can read more about the slot limit - and the reasons for...