How to Quickly Measure a Fish
In this post over at the Orvis blog, Phil Monahan walks us through a great method for quickly measuring a fish. It's an easy way to ensure you get an accurate measurement, and don't add more stress to the trout during the catch-and-release process. You can read the full story here.
Getting Ready for Bonefish
In this recent story over at Gink & Gasoline, Louis Cahill outlines a bunch of great tips for anyone getting ready to chase bonefish. You can read what he has to say, and watch a great video on the topic, here.
Story: The Decline of Aquatic Insects
In this in-depth analysis of recent reporting, Stephen Sautner lays out a worrying picture regarding aquatic insects. Between anecdotal and peer-reviewed evidence, there's an alarming drop in insect populations across the world. This directly impacts trout, and fly fishing, since insects are such an integral part of their diet. You can read the entire story...
Hat Creek Receives Permanent Protection
The Shasta Land Trust recently announced the acquisition of 1,722 acres along Hat Creek in California. This land will be permanently protected within the trust to preserve fishing and other recreation access. You can read more about this win for conservation here.
Tandem Rigs for Creeks
If you love creek fishing - or you're just looking to get started with it this year - then you need to read this story over in Hatch Magazine. You'll learn about three tandem rigs for fly fishing creeks, including how to rig them, and recommended flies. Read the story here.
Southwest Montana Fishery Decline
In late May, MidCurrent reported on news that populations of brown trout were significantly decreased in several southwest Montana rivers, notably the Big Hole, Beaverhead, and Ruby. The causes of the decline are multifaceted, and Joshua Bergan over at Fly Fisherman Magazine offers a nuanced, honest look at them. You can read his story here.
Gear We Love: May 2023
The folks over at Hatch Magazine just released their monthly "Gear We Love" column, featuring new gear for May 2023. You'll find short reviews on new fly rods, apparel, and packs, all of which you can read here.
Amelia Earhart and Fly Fishing
Amelia Earhart is famous for her flying exploits, but her life wasn't limited just to that pursuit. Once, she flew to Wyoming to try her hand at fly fishing, which is detailed in this excellent story from Outdoor Life. You will need an Outdoor Life+ subscription to read this story, as it's behind a paywall.
Fly Rod Dip And Swish
In this video tip from Dom Swentosky over at Troutbitten, we learn about a great trick to get your fly line and leader out of your tip top guide. The dip and swish is a quick and easy way to get line out of the tip top without the usual flailing. You can read about this here.
Tying Tuesday: Burr's Bright
This week's edition of Tying Tuesday features a unique, old-school fly - the Burr's Bright. This dry fly looks like something you'd find in your granddad's box, but it should be pretty effective. Check out the tying instructions in this video.