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RareWaters Announces Partnership With TroutRoutes

RareWaters, a web-based marketplace that allows landowners to list their properties for fly fishing, has announced a partnership with TroutRoutes. TroutRoutes is a mapping software that has every designated trout stream in the Lower 48 available for perusal, along with access points and real-time flow data. RareWaters and TroutRoutes will partner to...

Women Anglers Petition to Join Men's Fishing Club

Fly fishing clubs are one of the only conduits to access streams in the United Kingdom, a concept that's foreign to those of us here in America. Apparently, some clubs have strict rules on membership, including not admitting women. That's about to change, though, thanks to a movement led by Marina Gibson to allow women to join the Flyfishers' Club. Founded...

Fly Fishing Museum Gets Funding Grant

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor, NY, was a recent recipient of a community development grant. The grant was awarded by Sullivan 180, a group that awards grants to non-profits, schools, and municipalities for community development projects. Shannon Cilento, who's with Sullivan 180, is quoted in the Mid Hudson News as saying...

Access Problems in Utah

I was a fifth-generation Utahn until I moved to Wyoming, but I still (usually) proudly claim to be from Utah. It was a great place to grow up, and some of my fondest fishing memories happened there. In particular, I learned more from my time on the Lower Provo River than any river other than the Green. Over the past few years, though, a new landowner along...

Yellowstone Updates Fishing Access

Yellowstone National Park has announced that it will open two rivers to year-round fishing. The Madison will be open year-round from the Wyoming state line to the park boundary near West Yellowstone, Montana. The Gardiner River will be open from Osprey Falls downstream to its confluence with the Yellowstone River near the town of Gardiner, Montana. This is...

OnX Acquires TroutRoutes

OnX, the popular mapping app primarily used by big game hunters, announced this week that they've purchased TroutRoutes. TroutRoutes is a mapping app that has mapped all designated trout streams in the Lower 48 states in America. The app also shows real-time flow data, and consolidated information about access points to make finding and fishing new water an...

Water Wars Heat Up In West

I'm a fifth-generation resident of the Rocky Mountain West, and I'm an avid angler and big game hunter. I love this part of the world, and there's nothing (short of the right piece of property in Alaska) that could convince me to leave. I do worry, however, that many of us in the West may be forced to leave in the coming years if we're not willing to make...

Chums, Fish For Change, Announce Scholarship

 Chums is entering a scholarship partnership with Fish For Change, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to sending underprivileged kids on destination fly fishing trips with the purpose of fostering responsible global citizenship through experiential learning. Founded on the Colorado River more than 40 years ago, Chums has long been one of the most...

An Update on Marble Trout

Marble trout are one of the world's most unique trout, and certainly one of the rarer ones. Native to a slice of Europe, these fish are as pretty as they are exotic to many anglers. But recent flooding in their native range has prompted many to wonder how the marble trout have fared. Ben Pierce wrote a great story on this for Fly Fisherman Magazine, which...

New Mexico AG Chasing Private Landowners

Land wars in the West will never end, and their most recent episode is playing out in New Mexico. A year ago, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that the public has a right to recreate in streams and rivers, even though a river bed and bank may be privately owned (similar to Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming laws). Now, New Mexico attorney general Raul Torrez is...