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Steelhead Listed Under State Endangered Species Act

Southern California steelhead were recently listed under the state's Endangered Species Act, according to California Trout. The listing under California's Endangered Species Act expands protection for the Southern California steelhead, giving fisheries managers more tools to help stave off extinction than what they currently have available. Since 1997...

Tying Tuesday: Aftershaft Scud

This week's Tying Tuesday features an interesting nymph that I've never seen before, but it's reminiscent of some old patterns I saw my grandpa tie. The Aftershaft Scud is courtesy of the folks at Savage Flies, and it looks like a great all-around nymph pattern.

Ambler Road Rejected by BLM

The controversial Ambler Road project, proposed to bisect a portion of the Brooks Range in Alaska, has been rejected by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Ambler Road was proposed to be built across 3,000 streams home to grayling, arctic char, and sheefish, stretching for 211 miles west from Coldfoot, Alaska. The road would have been a private...

The Dorsey Yarn Indicator

Dom Swentosky, over at Troutbitten, always has well-rounded opinions and insights into the more technical aspect of fly fishing. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that Dom favors a different style of indicator than what most of us use. His favorite is the Dorsey Yarn Indicator, which is a slightly different take on yarn indicators than what...

Orvis Podcast: This May Save Your Life

The most recent episode of the Orvis podcast features a conversation between Tom Rosenbauer and Ralph Cutter. Cutter is a lifelong angler who has decades of experience in whitewater situations, as well as performing water rescues. He shares tips on what to do if you fall in while wearing waders (including an observation that we've been taught how to handle...

America's Most Endangered Rivers

American Rivers, the conservation group that has worked to address problems with waterways in America for a half-century, released their 2024 report of the country's most endangered rivers. These rivers face a variety of problems, but common among them are pollution and habitat degradation. Of note is that each river in New Mexico makes the list, as does...

Illinois TU Youth Camp Announced

The Illinois Trout Unlimited council announced the dates for a Youth Camp this summer, from July 21-26 near the Au Sable River in Michigan. You can learn more about the youth camp from a press release below. the Council is now accepting prospective  campers’ applications.  According to Council Chair Dan Postelnick, “campers 13-18 receive instruction...

Hatch Magazine Launches "Reading the Water" Podcast

Longtime Hatch Magazine contributor and author Tim Schulz is hosting a new podcast (presented by Hatch) dubbed "Reading the Water." This podcast will focus on "literature, art, adventure, and conservation," according to Hatch.  "Over the first few months, guests will include writer and conservationist Hal Herring; author, poet, professor, and guide...

Code Breaker Angler Series Launches

Gilbert Rowley and the crew at Capture Adventure Media have launched a new fly fishing series on YouTube. The Code Break Angler series is a marriage of Rowley's award-winning cinematography, paired with different point-of-view cameras and narration to help teach other anglers how to have more success out on the water. The first episode is out now, and you...

Tying Tuesday: Top Spring Flies

With spring finally here in most of the country, it's time for many anglers to head back to the water. The folks over at Fly Fish Food put together a video on the top 5 flies they recommend every angler have in their box this spring.