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"Moving Water"

Outdoors artist Dave Hall recently published a new book entitled Moving Water: An Artist's Reflections on Fly Fishing, Friendship, and Family. The book won the 2019 Best Book Award from the Outdoor Writers Association of America and features gorgeous, full-color prints of Hall's paintings, along with stories by Hall himself. Take a look at the book, and...

Tying Tuesday: Hare's Ear Variant

The Hare's Ear is one of my most dependable patterns here in the Rockies. Trout love it, and the fly has stood the test of time exceptionally well. This new take on the classic pattern from Loon Outdoors is interesting. While I tend to be a bit of a purist when it comes to classic fly patterns, I can't help but think this unique Hare's Ear variant is worth...

Fishing Purists Need to Pass On their Knowledge

Kenneth Kieser makes a great point in his latest column for The Examiner, a newspaper in Jackson, MO, about the need for fly anglers to pass on their knowledge to the next generation. This is something I've worried about for a few years now, and it makes me happy to see others discussing the need to hand down the knowledge we have. If we want the American...

The Biggest Change to Public Lands in Our Lifetimes

As the United States Senate reconvenes and starts discussing legislation other than coronavirus-related stimulus, I'm going to dedicate room to reporting on the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). This article, from Sam Lungren over at The MeatEater, is a good primer on the GAOA and why it could become such a pivotal, monumental moment in American...

Are Fat Guys Better Bass Anglers?

Pete Robbins penned this piece on bass fishing for The MeatEater, and I won't do it justice aside from telling you to read it. I haven't laughed that hard at a piece of fishing writing since I read my mother-in-law-to-be Pat McManus's definition of a creek and a "crick." Read this piece here.

Conservation From the Couch Update

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) recently released an update on their "Conservation From the Couch" initiative, reminding anglers that all episodes are recorded and available online for viewing. You can view those episodes here.

New Sage Trout Reel

Ross Purnell, over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, penned a review of the newly-released Sage Trout reel. This reel follows the current fad of looking like classic tackle pieces from years ago. You can read the full review here.

Blue Collar Fly Fishing Variety Show

The Blue Collar Fly Fishing Variety Show is a celebration of the ingenuity, knowledge, and creativity of the central Texas fly fishing community.  The centerpiece of this 90-minute live-stream production is a panel featuring fly fishing luminaries Aaron Reed, Davin Topel, and Dustin Scott. The show features ten videos by noted members of the fly fishing...

Enrico Puglisi LTD Becomes BTT Silver Sponsor

Enrico Puglisi LTD., popularly known as EP Flies, a leading manufacturer of fly-fishing flies and fly tying materials and tools, will support Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Silver Corporate Sponsor, donating one percent of annual sales to BTT. “We are proud to be part of the important work being done by BTT,” said Enrico...

IF4 Rescheduling Screenings Worldwide

As quarantine restrictions relent across the world, the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) will reschedule screenings that were postponed due to the novel coronavirus.  IF4, the outdoor industry’s premier fly-fishing film event, kicks off annually in early Jan. and runs throughout the year, with screenings throughout Canada, the United States...