Fly Fishers Raise Money for Rett Syndrome

Fly fishers in Colorado gather a few times per year to help raise money for treating Rett Syndrome, a rare disease that affects mostly baby girls. To learn more about how fly anglers can help raise money for this disease, read the story here.

Madison River Group Weighing New Rules

With the immense pressure on the Madison River these days, the Madison River Work Group has its work cut out for them to craft rules that balance all interests on one of the West's most famous waters. The Work Group is set to debate new rules in early December. You can get an overview of what's on the docket here.

Minnesota DNR To Continue Fishing, Hunting Webinars

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing their online webinar series for anyone interested in hunting and fishing. If you're interested in learning to tie fly, cast a fly rod, or simply want something to do this winter, you should check out what they have to offer. You can view the full list of classes here.

2021 Traver Award Winners Announced

The American Museum of Fly Fishing and John D. Voelker Foundation announced the winners of this year's Robert Traver Fly Fishing Writing Award. Dr. Jody Martin, of Thousand Oaks, CA, won with his story entitled "Simon's Daughter." In addition to Martin's winning story - which earned him at $2,500 cash prize - the judges selected three pieces for honorable...

Paul Bruun Inducted Into Fly Fishing Hall of Fame

Paul Bruun, a former guide and current columnist for Jackson Hole News & Guide, was inducted into this year's Fly Fishing Hall of Fame class. Bruun has long been recognized throughout fly fishing as an expert on the history of angling, especially in the United States. Read more about Bruun and his induction here.

2022 Virginia Fly Fishing Festival

On January 15-16, 2022, the annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival will celebrate its 21st  anniversary, drawing anglers from throughout Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic, Ohio, Georgia, South Carolina, and even New York. Held at Meadow Event Park, just 15 miles north of Richmond on the site of the state fairgrounds, the Virginia Fly & Wine was...

Quickly Tie a Dropper on Your Rig

This post from Orvis on their blog is one of the best I've read there. In it, the author details some quick tips on how you can easily and quickly drop a nymph behind a dry fly. To learn more, read here.

Potential World-Record Catfish Landed on Fly Rod

Catching catfish on a fly rod is a goal of mine; where I live in Wyoming isn't exactly a great place to go looking for catfish. So when I saw this story of an angler out of Texas who landed a potential world-record catfish on a fly rod, I was more than a bit jealous. The fish in question is a 31.55-pound blue catfish caught by Ben Christensen in the Texas...

Parsippany to Host Fly Tying Event

Recreational and professional fly tiers from across the country and around the world will demonstrate their skill and art at the 30th annual International Fly Tying Symposium, Nov. 20-21 in the Parsippany Hilton Hotel.   It is “the largest event for fly tying with more than 100 of the world’s best artificial fishing fly tiers plus every book, video...

Oil Spill Closes California Fisheries

In what some are calling a major ecological disaster, California has closed its offshore fisheries after a 126,000 gallon oil spill. All fish and shellfish harvest from Huntington Beach to Dana Point is prohibited while crews work to clean up the oil spill. Read more about the closure here.