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Fix Twisted Fly Line in Seconds

How often do you end up spending more time untangling a twisted fly line than you do fishing? I know that happens to me all too often. Luckily, this recent post from Louis Cahill over at Gink & Gasoline gives some awesome tips for taking the twist out of a fly line in seconds. Read through it in its entirety here.

Call to the Wild

The fact that America's trout rivers are a great haven from the coronavirus pandemic isn't lost on anyone - not even The New York Times.  This recent article in the Times goes into detail about how many Americans are fleeing to the outdoors as the only real respite from most shelter-in-place orders. Take a read through the article here.

AFFTA COVID-19 Stimulus Resources for the Fly Fishing Industry

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act aimed to help protect Americans and our economy through the COVID-19 outbreak has passed the House. AFFTA is excited to report that there have been funds allocated for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) through the Small Business Administration (SBA), a case-by-case temporary suspension of...

State of the Bone

We all know that tarpon are in trouble, especially down in the Gulf of Mexico. But they're not the only prized game fish that's suffering due to over-fishing. According to this article from American Angler, bonefish aren't in great shape, either. Author Chris Santella takes us through the problems facing bonefish, and offers up some tips on how to...

A Case for Glass

Fiberglass fly rods are still in the midst of a resurgence in popularity. In fact, I know a few guys locally here in Utah who run a fiberglass-only rod company. And one look at Shane Gray's Instagram feed is enough to see plenty of glass blanks leaving his shop. It's in that context that this piece from American Angler comes to us. The article, by Alex...

Podcast: Dan Davala on The Articulate Fly

In the most recent episode of The Articulate Fly podcast, Marvin Cash sits down with Dan Davala, of Orvis Adventures, to talk shop about fly fishing. The two discuss casting geekery, the Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders, adventure travel and getting called home to the Orvis mothership in Vermont. You can take a listen to the podcast below.

Easter Egg Ties for Fly Fishing

This fun piece comes to us from the Capital Journal, based out of Pierre, South Dakota. The piece, by Nick Simonson, is a fun look at some must-have patterns in your fly box when spring rolls around. Take a read through the piece here.

Scottish Anglers Told to Stay Home

This story comes to us from the Edinburgh Evening News, in Scotland. Recently, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a shelter-in-place order for residents. Johnson, however, did say that leaving homes for exercise - like cycling - was permissible. However, the Scottish Anglers National Association has advised all anglers to stay at home until the...

Fly Tying with Tom Rosenbauer

In an effort to help anglers battle cabin fever in the coming weeks, Tom Rosenbauer is starting fly tying classes held on Facebook live. Per a news release, the classes start at 3 p.m. EDT on the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook page, which you can find here. They'll run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the next few weeks.

Adaptive Fly Fishing Launches Pre-orders

Gilbert Rowley, Devin Olsen, and Lance Egan are back at it again with another instructional video. Their new project is called "Adaptive Fly Fishing" and aims to teach anglers how to diversify their skills for a variety of water types. You can take 20% off the sale price with the coupon code "earlybird" when you buy directly from Vimeo. The full film goes...