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Video: How to Tie a WD-40 Plus
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:26:12 +0000 - “It’s really just a regular old WD-40 but with a split wing case and an emergent wing,” says Tim Flagler of this week’s featured pattern, which he calls the WD-40 Plus.  Notes Flagler: “A single CDC puff is used to form …
Tippets: Utah Cutthroat Slam, Catching Cruising Trout
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:27:20 +0000 - Tyler Coleman writes about participating in the Utah Cutthroat Slam, where anglers aim to catch the state’s four native subspecies of cutthroat in their historic range. “As this fish entered my net, the feelings of accomplishment and appreciation were overtaking,” … more
Callan Wink on The Guiding Life
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:18:53 +0000 - For better or worse guiding and drinking go hand in hand. In this essay, Callan Wink writes about the guiding life and all the pitfalls therein. “Eventually, after their trip, all the clients go home, back to their lives in … more
Tippets: Beginning Tying Tips, Stillwater Presentation
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:18:16 +0000 - From materials and patterns to tools and technique, Spencer Durrant outlines how to get started tying flies over the winter months. “Fewer fishing opportunities means less temptation to leave the tying bench for “just a few hours” on the river,” … more
Video Hatch: “Orvis Helios 3 – Accurate from Anywhere”
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:46:54 +0000 - This short video from Orvis highlights the development and award-winning capabilities of the Helios 3 Fly Rod.
Tippets: How to Roll Cast, Reflection on a Fishing Year
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:46:22 +0000 - In the third episode of season two of RIO’s “How To” series, Simon Gawesworth demonstrates “How To Make a Roll Cast,” covering the three most important things to learn as well as ideal lines for beginners. Punctuated with great photos, … more
Tippets: Algoma Brook Trout, Tom Pero Interview on Anchored Podcast
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:44:39 +0000 - Colin McKeown writes about the “Crown Jewels of the North,” the wild brook trout of Algoma, in this article in The New Fly Fisher. From habitat and time of year to gear and guides, read more about them here. Tom … more
Marc Bale to Head Sales for Sage, Redington and RIO
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:45:31 +0000 - Far Bank has announced the appointment of Marc Bale as Vice President of Sales. “Given Marc’s track record with our company, we are sure he will lead Far Bank sales to great heights in his new role,” says Larry Barrett, … more
Tippets: Offshore Drilling Bad News for Anglers, Pebble Partnership Application, Climate Change and Dead Zones
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:44:02 +0000 - The Trump administration has announced it will open most offshore waters for drilling and anglers should be concerned, writes Monte Burke. “It’s now time to sit up and pay attention now. Sign petitions. Call your local Congressmen and women. Stand … more
Tippets: Spring Hatches, Tough Transitions
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:21:58 +0000 - Spring is just around the corner, and in this post from Mark McGlothlin learn what weather forecasts could mean for spring fishing in the West. Read “Spring Hatch Planning” via Chi Wulff. From changes in weather to which flies work … more
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