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Fly Fishing Rendezvous Moves to National Western Complex

The Fly Fishing Rendezvous has opened registration for exhibitors. The fourth annual event is set to be held May 4-5, 2019, and this year is moving locations to the National Western Complex in Denver, CO. Read more in the press release below. Fly Fishing Rendezvous Moves to National Western Complex From Fly Fishing Rendezvous: The Fly Fishing Rendezvous has...

Tippets: Catch and Release Techniques, Game Changing with Blane Chocklett

From barbless hooks to keeping fish in the water, Patrick Blackdale of Willowfly Anglers outlines important techniques for catch and release fly fishing. “With more and more people fly fishing around the country, it is more imperative than ever to practice these techniques,” he writes. Read more via Orvis. Blane Chocklett is well-known for his fly...

Tippets: Fishing Dirty Water, Paying it Forward

Fish where the water is “dirty,” advises Chris Hunt. “The line between clean and dirty water is, after all, “structure.” It provides cover from potential predators, but it also delivers food to the bigger body of water in the form of everything from larval insects to worms, leeches and small fish.” Via Hatch Magazine. From picking up trash to...

Tippets: Podcast with Yvon Chouinard, Reviving Streamer Patterns

Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia and co-author of the book Simple Fly Fishing, is the guest on a recent episode of The Itinerant Angler podcast. “Listen as he outlines a lifetime of experience in trimming the fat and getting to the core of things. His philosophy, at odds with many aspects of our society, is as enlightening as it is unusual.” Given...

Costa Sunglasses’ Untangled Collection Honored with REI Root Award for Sustainable Innovation

Costa’s Untangled Collected was honored with the annual REI Root Award, which recognizes industry-leading sustainable product design. The award was given during the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show this past week in Denver, Colorado. Read more in the press release below.  Costa® Sunglasses’ Untangled Collection Honored with REI Root Award for Sustainable...

Tippets: “The Longest Silence” Re-released, Improve Your Sight Fishing

Thomas McGuane’s classic book, The Longest Silence, is being reprinted this month, and in this recent article Jonathan Miles reflects on the timelessness of the work. “Twenty years is twenty years, which means thousands of otherwise literate anglers might conceivably be unaware of this masterpiece of fishing literature,” writes Miles, “might now be...

Winston Bamboo Is Back!

After being destroyed by a fire in May of 2017, the R.L. Winston Rod Company has announced the reopening of their Bamboo Shop in Twin Bridges, Montana.

Video Hatch: “Become a Fly Fishing Guide in Bristol Bay”

The short film features The Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy, which “merges salmon and river education, with recreation and conservation principles to educate, engage and inspire Bristol Bay young adults to become local leaders in river stewardship and prepare them for jobs based on healthy fish in their home rivers.”

Tippets: All About Floating Lines, Tips for Taking Better Photos

Josh Jenkins, Research and Development manager for Scientific Anglers, is the most recent guest on the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide podcast. “Floating lines are confusing because there are so many options,” explains host Tom Rosenbauer, “so Josh explains how they are made, why coatings and cores determine what kind of water they’re used in, and how...

New Jersey State Council March Flytying Madness

Rahway River Trout Unlimited will host the 7th Annual Fly-Tying Madness event, set to be held March 24, 2019. The event welcomes “all ten chapters of Trout Unlimited in the state of New Jersey and any other interested parties to tie and donate flies to worthy organizations.”