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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...

2017 AFFTA Board of Directors Executive Committee

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced the welcome of Jennifer Lavigne of Waterworks-Lamson, Colby Trow of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, Lise Lozelle of Maven Fly and Casting for Recovery, and Rob Parkins of JD High Country Outfitters to the AFFTA Executive Committee for the 2017/2018 season.

Tippets: Winter Fishing in the Midwest, Fly Fishing the Stop

The Midwest offers great winter fishing opportunities. A recent article on Outside Online highlights Michigan’s Upper Penninsula and Great Lakes steelhead. An important and often missed part of a good cast is the follow-through. “There is nothing more important about a fly cast,” writes Louis Cahill, “than how it ends.” Read his rules for a...

AFFTA Applauds Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has issues a statement applauding the recent designation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, located in Penobscot County in northern Maine. The National Monument was created through a donation of 89,261 acres from the Elliotsville Plantation, Inc.