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Beer is Changing Lives

This is one of the more unique fly fishing stories I think I've ever found. It comes to us courtesy of Fly Fisherman Magazine, and I highly recommend that everyone read it in its entirety. The article, by Ross Purnell, details something pretty extraordinary. As some of you may know, back in March 2019, SweetWater Brewing Company launched a new product...

The Prince Family Tree

The prince nymph is one of the oldest, most reliable trout flies around. I was five years old when I started fly fishing, and I distinctly remember combing through my dad's fly box and always stopping on the rows of prince nymphs. Even to a person, they look good. That's the basis for a recent column by Ken McCoy, over at American Angler. He even starts...

Podcast: Peter Moyle Interviewed by John Sherman

Dubbed the "Godfather of California fish biology," Peter Moyle is in the news once again, this time appearing on a new podcast episode that's part of the Barbless Co. Podcast Network. Earlier this year, Moyle was named Fly Fisherman Magazine's Conservationist of the Year. He's spent his life with fish, and was an integral part of instilling...

Jason Schratwieser Elected President of the IGFA

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced that the IGFA Board of Trustees have unanimously elected Jason Schratwieser as president of the IGFA. Schratwieser has served the IGFA as conservation director since 2003 and has been influential in transforming the IGFA into highly respected conservation organization within the recreational...

Emerger Strategies goes Carbon Neutral

Charleston, SC, January 7, 2020 – Sustainable business consultancy Emerger Strategies mission is to solve the climate crisis by improving the social, environmental and economic bottom lines of their clients. In an effort to practice what they preach, Emerger Strategies has gone carbon neutral by way of energy efficiency and the purchase of Renewable...

Hex Mayfly Hatches Decreasing by 84 Percent

The hex mayfly hatches of the Midwest are common knowledge, even out here in the Rockies where I live. Fishing buddies of mine from the Midwest have always shared the stories of these hatches, and it's been on my bucket list to fish one throughout the night. However, I might not get the chance to do that. According to a recent piece by Chad Shmukler...

Barbless Co. Launches New Podcast Network

The Barbless Podcast Network is the first-of-its-kind outdoor podcast network that brings high quality, localized fly fishing and conventional angling content to anglers in WA’s Olympic Peninsula, Northern CA, Truckee/Tahoe, CA and San Diego ,CA. You can listen to the show below, and visit their website to learn more about this new network.

Off The Grid Studios Announces New Film

Off the Grid Studios is pleased to announce “The Whitewater” — a new film that will premiere in the 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour. With support from the Orvis Company, “The Whitewater” captures footage from Alaska and Oregon where Kate Taylor and her husband find both beauty and meaning on the water. Throughout their lives, Kate Taylor and her...

Wine Spill Threatens Trout, Salmon in California

According to a report from CNN, more than 97,000 gallons of red wine were spilled into the Russian River, a popular trout, salmon, and steelhead fishery in California. The Russian eventually empties into the Pacific Ocean just north of San Francisco. While no fish deaths have been reported yet, CNN reports that scientists believe the wine will kill the...

The Trick to Catching Trout Anywhere

In his latest piece for Hatch Magazine, Chris Hunt tells a story that contains one of the more poignant observations about fly fishing that I've come across in years. While on a trip in Patagonia, Hunt is enjoying one of the finest dry-fly fishing days he's ever had. Then, he remembers something that Tom Rosenbauer - the iconic face of fly fishing for so...