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Events

IFTD Rescheduled Again

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) cancelled their 2021 tradeshow due to the pandemic. It has since been rescheduled for early 2022, in Salt Lake City. The International Fly Tackle Dealers (IFTD) show is one of the biggest tradeshow events in fly fishing, and was supposed to take place this October in Salt Lake City. Ongoing concerns over...

FFI Announces Virtual Expo

Fly Fishers International (FFI) has officially released details for its inaugural virtual expo, set to be held in November. Below is a press release with all the details, courtesy of FFI. Fly Fishers International has opened registration for the inaugural FFI Virtual Expo 2021 taking place from November 5-7. Fly fishing enthusiasts will have the opportunity...

Colorado Nonprofit Helps Men Fight Mental Illness

It's not a surprise to any of us who fish when we see fly fishing being leveraged as a tool to fight mental illness. All of us, I think, have partaken of that unique aspect of this sport at least once. And a Colorado nonprofit is taking that healing power of fly fishing to a bigger stage. By using fly fishing to help men cope with mental illness, Fishing...

Klamath River Set to Run Free

In a historic announcement, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett announced a deal between PacifiCorp, Oregon, and California, to remove the four main dams on the Klamath River. Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company of PacifiCorp, the giant energy and utilities firm. The four main dams are up for federal re-licensing, and it's more cost-effective to...

Tires Slashed Along Madison River

In some surprising news out of Montana, at least 15 vehicles had their tires slashed while parked alongside the Madison River below Ennis. The tire slashings came right at the time of day when guides are getting off the water, due to strict hoot-owl restrictions that prohibit fishing past 2pm. You can read more about the incident here.

Marlin Spotted off NJ Coast

In one of the rarest sightings of a big fish you'll ever hear of, a white marlin was spotted feeding off the surf in New Jersey. You can view video of the fish, and read more about it, here.

Finatical Fly Fishing Starts Operations

There's a new fly fishing outfitter on the block - one that handles world-class trips, hosted by women, and for women anglers. Finatical Fly Fishing is an ambitious new outfit that certainly looks to rise to prominence soon. Featuring some of the most well-respected guides - such as Patty Reilly and Karlie Roland - you can book trips in Montana, Wyoming...

Montana Closes Rivers to Fishing

Some of the most famous rivers in Montana are either closed entirely to fishing, or severely restricted, in response to the worsening drought. Per Chad Shmukler over at Hatch Magazine, the Yellowstone, Madison, Gallitan, and Missouri are just a few of the iconic rivers that are either closed indefinitely, or have strict hoot owl closures in place. You can...

Fly Fishing Showcase Raises $5,000 for PHWFF

In Brunswick, Maine, a recent fly fishing showcase was able to raise over $5,000 for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. This was the first time a fly fishing event like this was held in Brunswick. You can read more about the event here.

'Red Tide' Claims 15 Tons of Dead Fish

If you haven't heard of it by now, 'red tide' is a naturally-occurring phenomenon in both salt and freshwater. A red tide happens when algae blooms out of control, raising water temperatures and emitting chemicals that are harmful to humans and aquatic wildlife. In Florida, the most recent red tide has killed at least 15 tons of fish, in the St. Petersburg...