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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...

Montanans Keep Fly Fishing Afloat During Pandemic

It's no secret that fly shops and guides have been hit hard during the pandemic. But up in Montana, the fly fishing community has shown up admirably to help keep the industry afloat. According to this story by Megan Mannering from KPAX in Missoula, the fly fishing community in Montana is in better shape than people feared it would be. Read the full story...

Haywood County Adds More Fly Fishing Classes

It's popular these days for fishing writers to talk about the declining numbers of anglers and what that means for the future of wild trout in America. But in Haywood County, North Carolina, that's not a problem. Due to popular demand, Haywood County Parks and Recreation is adding another fly fishing class for July. You can read the details here. While this...

Strung Magazine Names New Editor

Strung Magazine announces Ryan Sparks as the new editor-in-chief effective June 10, 2020. Strung Magazine also adds Dave Zoby as Fly Fishing Editor and Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley as Wild Foods Editor to fill the gap created by Sparks' promotion. Published quarterly, Strung Magazine is the true voice of hunters and anglers everywhere. We understand a life...

Your First Day of Fly Fishing Wasn't This Good

This is a great story that comes to us from Sam Lungren over at The MeatEater. It's about a woman's first time fly fishing - and her landing a 30-inch brown trout. I've been fly fishing since I could walk, and the biggest trout I've ever landed on a fly was 27 inches. This is an amazing fish story, and one that's definitely worth your time to read.

Montana FWP Moving Ahead with Madison River Regulations

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks has spent the better part of the past two years attempting to form a recreational use plan for the Madison River. The Montana Fish and Wildlife commission, who are in charge of the drafting and implementation of the recreational use plan, have decided to move ahead with a proposal that would cap the number of guided trips...