Special Report on Diversity in Angling

A new study shows that more women and Hispanics are fishing than ever before, highlighting record-breaking diversity for America’s anglers. But fly fishing shows a different trend: “While the overall number of anglers participating in fly fishing has grown over the last two years, all non-white groups have either stagnated or declined in...

Fly Fishers International Names Patrick H. Berry President and Chief Executive Officer

Fly Fishers International has announced Patrick H. Berry as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Berry brings over 27 years of experience within the environmental conservation field.

Video Hatch: “How to Properly Attach Spey Lines”

In this great Tips & Tricks video from Gink & Gasoline, Louis Cahill demonstrates how to properly attach spey lines.

Video Hatch: "The nightmarish attack of a phantom midge larvae"

In this high speed video from Science Magazine, watch this “lake predator’s lightning strike.”

3D Printed Bamboo Rods

The application of 3D printing technologies to fly rod manufacture is has gained a foothold in the industry, reports MIDCURRENT's Scott Bowen.  Moreover, it has established a strong following among the most unlikely of craftsmen: the makers of bamboo rods. Read Bowen's exclusive account of what has become known as the "synBAM" movement.

2019 Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Classic

The 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Classic will be held September 19-21, 2019, in Aspen and Basalt, Colorado. “Anglers will come once again to float the famous Roaring Fork and Colorado River,” with entry fees going to benefit cystic fibrosis research. For more information and to see the complete schedule click here, and to enter, visit this...

Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum to Honor Agnes Van Put and Dennis Skarka

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum will honor Agnes Van Put and Dennis Skarka as “Catskill Legends” at a ceremony on April 13, 2019. The Legends Dinner will be held at the Rockland House in Roscoe, NY, and tickets can be purchased at www.cffcm.com.

Tippets: How to Whip Finish, Fighting Big Fish

Whip finishers are one of the most common tools at a tying bench, and they can also be one of the most intimidating to use for beginners. In this post, Jason Klass demonstrates techniques for properly and efficiently using a whip finish tool. Via Tenkara Talk. From rod action and hook set, to reading water and landing location, Matthew Reilly writes about...

Tippets: Summer Smallmouth, Standout Fly Rods

From fly patterns and techniques to gear and water conditions, Vince Battista outlines everything you need to know to fish for smallmouth bass in the late summer season. Read more via Postfly Box. In this article, Chad Shmukler runs down the list of the top rods that debuted at the recent International Fly Tackle Dealer) show in Orlando, Florida. From odes...

Tippets: Tying Intruder Flies, Urban Angling in Washington D.C.

Learn about the designs of and techniques for tying classic Intruder flies for steelhead in this recent video from Jay Nicholas. There are plenty of urban angling opportunities around the Washington D.C. metro area and Rob Snowhite helps anglers find and fish these locales. “He’s managed to carve out a niche market among the area’s overworked and...