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Tag: fly fishing

"Connected"

I spent just over the first half of my life in the mountains of Maine and Vermont. Where ever I was, I always felt a strong connection to water; streams, rivers and lakes always filled my mind with wonder of the life they held and the places they led to. Growing up in Maine we were just an hour from the ocean. In the seventies that seemed like half a world...

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...

Podcast: Yvon Chouinard on Simplicity and Fly Fishing

Zach Matthews interviews Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonai and co-author of the book Simple Fly Fishing. 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. "Well you know the first edition was written when...

New Fly Fishing Books

Tactical Fly Fishing: Lessons Learned from Competition for All Anglers by Devin Olsen is a practical book in which Olsen explains how the techniques he has used to become a repeat medalist in fly fishing competitions around the world apply to any anglers. Covering strategies, tactics, and flies for rivers, small streams, and still waters, Olsen outlines how...

"Girl Got Game"

Long a male-dominated sport, fly fishing has been attracting thousands of female anglers in recent years. Among the most remarkable of these is Alex Woodsum. Having grown up fly fishing with her father, Alex is a highly skilled angler more than up to the challenge facing her. "Right here." "Yeah, right there. You ready? Go ahead, I'm gonna turn you a little...

Video Hatch: "After the Man"

In the 13 years since the classic "Running Down the Man" was released, chasing roosterfish in Baja has held its allure and challenge for anglers. This new film from Trident Fly Fishing follows the story of Grant Hartman, “long-time fly fishing guide, surfing extraordinaire, and life-loving local who has spent countless hours chasing a historically elusive...

Jesse Haller named to AFFTA Board of Directors

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has appointed Jesse Haller to their Board of Directors. “We couldn’t be happier to have Jesse join the AFFTA Board,” said AFFTA president, Ben Bulis. “We know his leadership will be a tremendous asset to our membership.” Read more in the press release below. Jesse Haller named to AFFTA Board of Directors...

Video Hatch: “GIGAS”

"The pursuit of one of the largest freshwater fish on the fly has its ups and downs," as shown in this film from Fly Fishing Nation. GIGAS is a selection of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival and the RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival.

Tom Rosenbauer to Receive the 2019 Izaak Walton Award

The American Museum of Fly Fishing has announced Tom Rosenbauer will receive the 2019 Izaak Walton Award. Rosenbauer will be honored at a dinner event at The Anglers’ Club in New York City, on March 12, 2019. Read more in the press release below.   Tom Rosenbauer to Receive the 2019 Izaak Walton Award Tom Rosenbauer, host of the Orvis Fly Fishing...