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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...

Fishing Ban Suggested on Colorado River

On July 7, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced a suggestion to anglers to quit fishing a 120-mile stretch of the Colorado River. If warm water temperatures persists, CPW said they'll likely invoke a mandatory fishing ban on the river. You can get more details on the ban here.

Rare Fishing Tackle Auction Announced

Graham Turner, author of Fishing Tackle: The Ultimate Collector's Guide, recently announced the auction of some fantastic new pieces of fly fishing history. Below is an excerpt from his press release. "Angling Auctions are pleased to have the opportunity to offer for sale the Walter Durfee Coggeshall tackle collection. The contents include early H L...

Two-Month 'FLY' Festival in Montana Debuts July 4th Weekend

The folks over at Intervall - a retail space that houses a design firm in Livingston, Montana - are hosting a unique, interesting pop-up retail event for the next two months. Dubbed "FLY," the event features some of the highest-quality gear, art, and collectibles from the sport of fly fishing. "INTERVALL's mission is to bring Livingston and Paradise Valley...

Dave Preston Credits Hardy with Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament Win

Avid angler, Friends of the Everglades board member, and Hardy enthusiast Dave Preston, along with his guide, Capt. Luis Cortes, won the Grand Championship in The Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament with a total of 4,500 points — all with a Hardy rod in hand. Considered to be the Daytona 500 of tarpon-fishing competitions, the prestigious event took place last...

North Virginia Girls' Fly Fishing Classes

In an effort to help get more girls involved in fly fishing at younger ages, the Shenandoah Reel Women on the River are offering fly fishing classes to girls age 12 - 18 at the Seven Bends State Park in Virginia. You can read more about the event - including registration details - here.