Author: sdurrant

5 Flies for Winter Steelhead

Keith Allison, of Chrome Chasers Fly Fishing, and Evan Jones wrote this story for the Orvis blog about five great flies for winter steelhead. If you're headed out to chase these fish this winter, you'll want to read through this story, which you can do here.

Reasons to Love and Fear Barracuda

Louis Cahill put this fun story together about six reasons that you should love and fear the barracuda. This is a fish I've always been interested in catching, more so after reading Cahill's story. You can find it here.

King Salmon Run Lowest Ever Recorded

The Yukon king salmon run is now at its lowest point ever recorded, according to a new article in The Guardian. Chinook salmon numbers are down 95% compared to previous years. The absence of salmon is, of course, causing devastating ecological effects. It's also impacting a First Nation, which is the focus of this story in The Guardian. This story...

Tying Tuesday: The Slumpbuster

If you're in need of a go-to fly for the winter months, consider the Slumpbuster. This streamer is time-tested, and one of my personal favorites. For today's Tying Tuesday, we'll learn how to tie it in this excellent video from Charlie Craven.

Story: America's Fish

Blane Chocklett put together this great story about what he sees as America's fish - and it's not a trout. Redfish, Chocklett says, deserve this title, because there's such an abundance of large ones. It's an interesting argument, and you can read it in full here.

Podcast: Fishing in the Wind

Dom Swentosky addresses the challenges of fly fishing in the wind in this latest episode of the Troutbitten Podcast, which you can find here.

Best Fly Fishing Gifts of 2022

The folks over at Gear Junkie put together this list of the best fly fishing gifts for 2022. If you're still searching for a gift for the angler in your life, you might want to give it a look. You can find the full list here.

Story: Urban Fly Fishing

In case you need more motivation to explore your local surroundings, this piece from Rob McConnell in Hatch Magazine reminds you why urban fly fishing has a place in the sport. Some fantastic fly fishing opportunities await if you're willing to trade mountain vistas for skyscrapers. Read McConnell's story here.

EPA Announces Recommended Determination for Bristol Bay

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its formal Recommended Determination for Bristol Bay, which would prohibit mine waste in rivers throughout the Bristol Bay region, per a press release from Trout Unlimited. This move marks the biggest step forward for enshrining permanent protections for Bristol Bay under the Clean Water Act, a move...

Tips for Beginning Musky Anglers

George Daniel put together this story for Hatch Magazine that details four of his tips for angler just getting into musky fishing. You can read the story here.