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Salmon Otoliths Show Dependence on Bristol Bay Watershed

Results from a new study examining data from sockeye and chinook otoliths show that the salmon and the fisheries they support depend on the entire watershed of the Bristol Bay region. “The study coincides with renewed efforts to gain permits for the Pebble Mine, a proposed copper and gold excavation near the headwaters of the Nushagak River. The U.S. Army...

Video Hatch: “Learn to Tie Harrop's CDC Ant”

In this video from the North 40 Fly Shop, learn to tie Rene Harrop’s CDC Ant pattern. “The ant is tied with light materials, giving it a delicate presentation when casting to wary trout.'

Drift Boat Etiquette

Float trips bring their own set of river etiquette norms, which Ryan Scavo outlines in this short post. “If you’re a dedicated wading angler, jumping on a boat and taking on a half or full-day float requires a slightly different perspective,” he writes. “Staples – like stocking fly boxes and bringing your sunnies – will carry over, but adding a...

John Gierach on Bamboo Rods

Bamboo rods have a religious following among anglers. “Part of it is the way we value the Yankee workshop-like tradition of fine handwork done with what we now consider to be primitive tools, as well as the antique virtues of skill and patience,” writes John Gierach. “But there’s also some unapologetic nostalgia at work here. Bamboo fly rods can...

Video Hatch: “Das Boat”

MeatEater has launched their first original fishing series, Das Boat, which will air on August 15th at 11am MST on YouTube, with new episodes released every Thursday.

Video Hatch: “How To Fish Nymphs in a Lake”

In this episode of RIO's "How To" series, Simon Gawesworth explains and demonstrates how to fish nymphs in a lake or stillwater. “Simon runs through some key retrieves that all nymph anglers need to use, and explains what the best rigs to fish nymphs and chironomids (buzzers) are."

Podcast Episode: Wade Fellin Talks Angler Etiquette

In this recent episode of the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, Wade Fellin, a Montana native, lifelong fishing guide, and lodge owner, joins host Tom Rosenbauer to talk about angler etiquette on crowded water. “Wade gives some examples of recent poor etiquette he’s seen on his home river, the Big Hole, and how these kinds of conflicts can be avoided. We...

Video Hatch: “Five Flies for August 2019”

In this video from Trouts Fly Fishing, Landon Mayer talks about his confidence flies for the month of August for both rivers and stillwaters.

Help BTT with Juvenile Permit Research

Juvenile permit are difficult to locate in the Florida Keys. The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust has current research focused on tracking these 4 to 14 inch fish, which “might be absent because the habitats that those size fish use are becoming degraded, and as a result, there are less of that size. Or, we haven’t yet looked in the right places for them....

Sector Series from Scott Fly Rod Company

Scott has announced the release of the new Sector series of fly rods. “Sector rods are fit with newly designed components that defy harsh saltwater environments, redefine reliability, and enhance angler experience.”