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Video Hatch: “Tapered Dropper System”

In this instructional video from John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana, learn how to rig a tapered dropper system.

Understanding Fish Digestion and Feeding Behavior

From factoring in water temperature to fish metabolism, understanding fish digestion can help you understand feeding behavior make you a more successful angler. Read more in this article from Alan Bulmer via Active Angling New Zealand.

Video Hatch: “Salmonology”

In this film, Brothers on the Fly “take a look at a specific Salmon river in Iceland, focus on the lifecycle of the Atlantic Salmon and find out what needs to be done to preserve these magnificent fisheries.”

Video Hatch: “Fish It Well Diaries: Brett Martina”

As part of its new Fish It Well mission, Simms has launched a video series, The Fish It Well Diaries. The first installment features Brett Martina from Apalachicola, Fla.

How to Spot More Fish

One of the keys to spotting more fish is to develop your peripheral awareness, “That is, training yourself to spot things in your peripheral vision which alert you to the movement of actively feeding fish.” Read more about “How to Spot Fish More Effective” in this article from Alan Bulmer via Active Angling New Zealand.

Solving the Riddle of the Brown Trout

The debate over whether brown trout (Salmo trutta) constitute a single species or several may soon be resolved, following the completion of the brown trout reference genome. “The brown trout reference genome will enable scientists to sample and decode DNA from different populations and compare to the whole genome sequence, providing the data required to...

Backpack Fly Fishing

In this recent episode of Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio, Dan Steere talks about a minimalist approach to fly fishing. “If you want to catch a wide variety of fish with simple, minimalist equipment that can fit into a daypack or backpack you'll want to listen to Dan's ideas and methods.” Listen here.

Waterworks-Lamson Announces New Guru and Speedster Reels

Waterworks-Lamson has announced new reels for 2020: the Guru and Speedster, which have undergone “complete structural changes to produce lighter and higher-retrieve performance.” Read more in the press release below. America’s Best Selling Reel Brand Sets a New Standard For immediate release  America’s best-selling reel 1 offers the most...

Video Hatch: “How to Master Stillwater Retrieves”

In this recent episode of RIO's "How To" series, Phil Rowley talks about the various retrieves that work well when fly fishing in a lake, “breaking down the retrieves by length, speed, cadence and the pause between each pull.”

A River Still Runs Through It

Nearly thirty years after the film debut of A River Runs Through It, “travelers (both fly-fishers and land-lubbers alike) are still making a pilgrimage to Montana to find out if that river will give them the same transcendent experience that lifts the family in the film and haunts the sole surviving brother years afterwards,” writes Gretchen Kelly in...