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Sports Medicine and Fly Fishing

This is a unique story that comes to us from Matt Markey, over at The Toledo Blade. The story talks about Dr. Jason Smith, a Toledo-based sports medicine physician, and his research into sports-related injuries that fly anglers often sustain. It's a fascinating story that you can read in full here.

Trout in Yellowstone River Doing Well

My friend Jeff Zillgitt wrote this story for USA Today that takes a look at how the fish fared in the Yellowstone River after this year's flood. Despite valid concerns, anglers discovered there were still fish in the Yellowstone River, even if the river itself looked completely different. You can read Jeff's entire story here.

New Nonprofit Supports Healing Through Fishing

A new nonprofit has been launched to help people find peace and healing while out on the water. Reeling in Recovery works to support people in becoming sober from drug and alcohol addictions. A press release from Reeling in Recovery, highlighting what they do, is below. Finding peace, healing and community on the river are the goals of the new non-profit...

Is Florida the New Amazon?

Exotic, nonnative fish are as much a part of Florida's fishing as tarpon in Key West. From barramundi to peacock bass, the opportunity to catch fish you'd normally need to travel to South America to see is becoming more and more of an attraction for anglers. That's the case made by Joe Cermele, anyways, in this recent piece of his for Outdoor...

Public Comment Period for Madison River

The Madison River Work Group is seeking public comments about proposal for new commercial use and recreation management policies on the Madison River in Montana. As the river has become increasingly crowded, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks has created a 12-person work group to address the issues surrounding the Madison. You can learn more about the...

"Skitch" Your Way to Better Hopper Fishing

Tim Linehan put together a great story for the Orvis blog about why we sometimes need to add a bit of movement to hoppers. When fishing hoppers, a dead-drift isn't always the best way to get trout to strike. Sometimes, a bit of movement makes all the difference, as Tim highlights well in this piece.

Pattern vs. Presentation

In a recent post over on Troutbitten, Dom Swentosky discusses the age-old pattern vs. presentation debate. Are trout really as picky as we make them out to be, keying in on a select few bugs at any given time of day? Or are they more opportunistic, and willing to eat just about anything that floats by? The answer lies somewhere in the middle, as usual...

Best Towns for Trout Fishing in the U.S.

Sage Marshall, over at Field & Stream, put together this fun story that looks at the five best towns to be "if you're a diehard trout angler." Not surprisingly, Bozeman, Montana made the list, as did Durango, Colorado. To find out the other places that made the list, read the full story here.

Story: Lessons From the Salt

Dom Swentosky has a great new piece over on Troutbitten about the lessons he learns as a trout angler from fishing saltwater. If you've ever spent time in trout rivers and fishing the salt, you've likely noticed a few similarities. Dom takes those similarities, digs into them, and figures out how to use the experience in saltwater to become better in...

DIY Magnetic Fly Box

Louis Cahill, over at Gink & Gasoline, put together a fun story on how you can create your own DIY magnetic fly box. As Louis says, one thing all fly anglers have in common is that we carry way too many flies. For those of us who carry smaller flies, magnetic boxes are particularly great, says Louis, because it's easier to get the flies off a magnet...