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Nets - Go Big or Go Home

Louis Cahill recently penned this piece on nets, after a reader asked him for advice on nets for steelhead. Cahill's advice is pretty sound. You can read it in full here.

FFI Southwest Council Announces SoCal Saltwater Saturdays

With the largest body of water at our  doorstep, and literally year round fishing available, the (Fly Fishers International) Southwest Council brings you SoCal Saltwater Saturdays. This series will explore the many opportunities that await a  fly angler with near and off-shore possibilities.   In bringing together experts from three  different...

Fly Fisher Wins Bass Tournament

Bass tournaments have arguably given competitive fly fishing a large part of its existing framework, which makes the fact that a fly angler won a recent bass tournament a certain kind of sweet irony. As reported by Fly Fisherman Magazine, Ryan Williams used only his fly rod to help his team win the Wild West Bass Trail tournament at California's Lake...

Pandemic Derails Idaho Fly Tying Event

The pandemic has cancelled thousands of events since it started nearly a year ago, and yet another is falling victim - the Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo. This tying expo is one of the biggest ones in the Mountain West, with up to 3,000 people attending in-person each year. This is the second year in a row the event has been cancelled. For more on the story...

Can You Tell a Good Cast From a Bad One?

Todd Tanner tackles a subject that's a bit tricky in a recent story over at Hatch Magazine. In it, Tanner discusses whether you can tell a bad cast from a good one. You can read all of his thoughts here.

Fishpond Releases "Fish for the Future" Video

Fishpond has released a new video that's one of the best ones I've seen this year. It highlights guides - but not in the way you'd expect. Fishing guides, in this short film, are portrayed as having the positive impact that we all know they can, even if it rarely gets represented in media. This is a fantastic piece of work from Fishpond, and you can view...

Fly Fishing Show Cancels, Postpones Events

SOMERSET, Penn. – Five of the six scheduled 2021 Fly Fishing Shows have either been postponed or cancelled, with the event in Lancaster, Penn., still on track for their original date, announced Ben Furimsky, president and CEO of the annual events. The updated Fly Fishing Show schedule: Marlborough, Mass. – Postponed until 2022;           ...

Loon Announces "Tools of the Trade" Series

Loon Outdoors is proud to present Tools of the Trade, a series of videos featuring Loon Outdoors Ambassadors and their use of Loon’s tools. The videos were made in partnership with Dominic Bruno of Wade Deep Media. The goal of the videos is to remind viewers that these are tools used by professionals and to connect people with the outdoors. We want our...

Cutting Spruce or Fly Fishing

This is a unique story by a fellow named Paul Smith, who writes for The Telegram in Newfoundland. This story centers on Smith's usual winter routine of cutting spruce for firewood, but he can't access his usual area because a certain lake isn't frozen over. So, he "resorts" to fly fishing the winter away instead. It's an interesting story, one that tells...

Trash Fish: Colorado Pikeminnow

The folks over at Meat Eater have started a new series called Trash Fish Tuesday, in which they discuss fish that we all usually regard as not good for sport fishing. The most recent edition focuses on the Colorado pikeminnow, a fish that has sparked some serious debates in the Colorado River basin over water and nonnative sportfish management. You can read...