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Author: sdurrant

Orvis Pro Tips: Fall Streamer Fishing

It's that time of year when the biggest and meanest brown trout start chasing big streamers. Drew Price, via the Orvis Fly Fishing Blog, recently wrote this article on 10 tips you can use to up your streamer game this fall. Read it in full here.

Trump Administration Strips Roadless Protection for Tongass National Forest

In a fairly stunning move, the Trump administration rolled back the roadless rule for the entire 9.3 million acres of the Tongass National Forest. The roadless rule was created by the Clinton administration, and prohibits development, logging, and road-building on a large chunk of National Forest land. The Trump administration, acting on guidance from...

Olympians Fly Fishing During Offseason

This story comes to us from our neighbours to the north; specifically, the fine folks at the Calgary Sun. This story by Daniel Austin is fantastic. It details how some of the Olympic athletes for Canada's women's hockey team and bobsled team have taken up fly fishing to help stave off boredom during a pandemic-induced offseason, where there is...

Learning to Fly Fish on the Crooked River

I love stories about people learning how to fly fish. It's heartening to see tangible proof that more people are taking up the sport these days, and I'm not just getting more and more territorial about my perceived stretch of any given river. Anyways - Jim Ryan put this story together for Oregon Live, and it's worth a read (and a watch, as there's video...

New Gear: The "Vesper" Fly Rod by Moonshine

The Vesper is the newest series of fly rods from Moonshine Rods. Available in weights 3-10 and both fresh and saltwater models, the Vesper is positioned as the boutique rod builder's marquee product. This is the first rod from Moonshine that I've had the opportunity to review, although I frequently see their "Midnight Special" rods highlighted on Instagram...

Video: "Blood Run"

The folks over at Fly Fisherman Magazine have been busy lately. They just released a 90-minute documentary about preserving the last remaining roadless area of the Amazon rain forest, entitled "Blood Run." The film is worth watching in its entirety, and you can do so below.

Should You Cast Less Accurately?

John Juracek poses an interesting question in his latest piece for Hatch Magazine: is there ever a circumstance wherein you should try to cast less accurately? Juracek makes the argument for that in an interesting way. You can read his take here.

DEC Reopening Salmon River in NY

The Department of Environmental Conservation is opening the lower fly-fishing only section of New York's Salmon River on October 31, per David Figura from New York Upstate. This section of river was closed earlier in the season due to low water conditions. You can read the full announcement here.

Podcast: Ask About Fly Fishing with Anthony Carruesco

In this latest edition of the Ask About Fly Fishing Podcast, Roger Maves sits down with guide Anthony Carruesco to discuss fishing in Northern California. If you're from the area, or have an interest in fishing there, this podcast is worth a listen.

Prepping Your Gear for Winter

It doesn't feel like it here in the Rockies - where wildfires are still prompting evacuations on Colorado's Front Range - but winter is coming. This piece from Ray Kyle in Vail Daily is a great read on how to prep your fly fishing gear when winter rolls around. Give it a read here.