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Fishpond Holds Auction for Belize Fly Fishing

Fishpond is a name most of us anglers associate with high-quality packs and nets. But soon enough, it'll be a name we all recognize for their impressive efforts to help keep the fly fishing industry alive and thriving. As of September 15, Fishpond is holding an online auction, with all the proceeds going to benefit the fly fishing industry in Belize. Per...

Salmon River in NY Closes Due to Low Water

The Salmon River in New York is one of America's more famous fisheries, with great runs of salmon and big resident brown trout. Per this article from David Figura at NYup.com, however, fishing on the fly-fishing only section of the Salmon River is closed until further notice, due to low water conditions. You can read more about the closure here.

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Pebble Permit

As reported yesterday by Hatch Magazine, Politico, and other sources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers formally announced that they won't allow Pebble Mine to move forward. In a stunning reversal, the Corps said that the Pebble Mine Project, as currently proposed, "could have substantial environmental impacts within the unique Bristol Bay watershed and...

Trump Administration Set to Stop or Pause Pebble

According to reports from Hatch Magazine and Politico, the Trump administration is set to either completely stop, or at the very least, hit "pause" on the permitting process for Pebble Mine. The proposed mine would be located on the headwaters of the best sockeye salmon fishery in the world, in Bristol Bay, Alaska. You can read more of the details here.

New Record Yellowstone Cutthroat Caught

According to KTVB 7 in Boise, Idaho, a Texas angler named Sam Hix caught a 30.5-inch Yellowstone cutthroat trout from the Snake River on August 7. The fish was, thankfully, released to swim another day. This catch breaks the previous record, set in 2016, of a 28.5-inch Yellowstone cutthroat. Seeing these records break is good in a lot of ways, because it...

RIO Turns 30

Fly line, leader and tippet company, RIO Products, proudly announces its 30th anniversary. RIO was “born” on July 27th, 1990 and started its fly fishing business in Blackfoot, ID. Founders Jim & Kitty Vincent named the company “RIO” after the Rio Colorado in Costa Rica where they ran a tarpon camp. RIO’s beginning was innovative, evolving to a...

'Keep Fish Wet' – New Name and New Program

Announcing Keep Fish Wet, nonprofit (501c3) status and rebranding for the organization formerly known as Keepemwet Fishing.  Keep Fish Wet will continue the strong social media heritage, and education and outreach initiatives to create an accurate, consistent, and persistent message about science-based best practices for catch-and-release fishing.  As a...

PA Fish and Boat Commission Looking at Adding Fishing Access

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is reportedly looking to add 58 acres of fishing access for anglers, according to new from Penn Live.  The property is located along Conewago Creek, where the river is designated as catch-and-release fly fishing only. The current owners want to sell the land for $406,000. You can read more about the sale of the...

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project Abandoned in Win for Native Trout

According to a report from Will Poston over at Fly Lords, the controversial 600-mile long Atlantic Coast Pipeline project was officially terminated. The pipeline was supposed to carry natural gas from West Virginia to North Carolina, crossing 40 native brook trout streams on the way. You can read more of the details here.

Trouts Fly Fishing Moves to New Location

Trouts Fly Fishing, arguably one of the most well-known fly shops in the West that's not located in Montana, announced that they're moving locations. The company left their previous spot in downtown Denver and moved to a new location where the South Platte River is right out the back door. The new shop will open on July 10, and feature more than 3,00...