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The Miles Davis Leech – Tying Instructions

Our buddy Stuart Foxall is back again with yet another great step by step fly tying post. Today’s pattern? The Miles Davis Leech, a super effective fly for steelhead, salmon, or even big trout. Thanks Stu! The Miles Davis Leech – Tying Instructions The Miles Davis black leech pattern is an amazingly simple but effective […]

New Fly Fishing Books

16 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The Bug Book: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Trout Stream Insects by Paul Weamer is a complete guide to aquatic entomology for fly anglers and covers everything from hatch charts to fly patterns and strategies. “The Bug Book” is great reference … more ?

Reintroductions and Other Translocations

17 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Kim Todd writes about “Reintroductions and Other Translocations” in a recent essay published on Guernica. From salmon in Piper’s Creek near Seattle, to bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout returning after the demolition of the Milltown Dam near Missoula, MT. “The … more ?

Can we reduce striped bass bycatch?

18 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

In just a few more weeks, the first fish from New England will begin to appear in the waters off eastern Long Island. And as soon as they do, the stories will start of hundreds of stripers floating dead on the surface, victims of trawlers that couldn’t, or couldn’t bother, to rein in their bycatch. LINK (via: One Angler's Voyage)

On the Fly: Memorial to a good fishing dog

18 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Photo: Kirk Webb Kirk Webb with a fitting tribute to his dog Trico and fishing dogs everywhere. LINK (via:The Post Independent)

Coastal Silver

18 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Searun browns... What's not to like?

For Business Icon, Saving the Smith River is Personal

18 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

K.C. Walsh, angler, entrepreneur, and owner of Simms Fishing Products, celebrates his personal connection to the Smith River in this River Blog guest post LINK (via: American Rivers River Blog) TAKE ACTION! Tintina Resources, Inc. a Vancouver, B.C. Show More Summary

Putah is on the wragg, and I wander in Bathwater

Took a pre-dawn run up to Berryessa again this week, just to fiddle with a few things and survey the damage from the Wragg Fire.  This area is fairly important to the San Francisco Bay area, as it contains Putah Creek, the closest trout stream to the hordes of anglers living in the City. … Continue reading Putah is on the wragg, and I wander in Bathwater ?

How to Tie a Dumb Bunny

This week’s fly tying video features the Dumb Bunny, a pattern tier and videographer Tim Flagler says is “kind of a mash-up between a Zonker, a Clouser Minnow and a Rubber Worm, rigged Texas-style.”  The Dumb Bunny can be tied …

Tippets: Winter Tenkara, Science in Translation, Tying Nail Knots

Winter is right around the corner, and Tim Romano takes a look at one of the benefits of fishing tenkara through the cold season: no iced-up guides. Read more via Field & Stream. As Josh Bergan writes, science articles can … more ?

Fly Casting to a school of bonefish - Xcalak, Mexico

Fly casting to a large school of bonefish on the flats of Chetumal Bay, Mexico.

Sunday Toona: Texas Flood Edition

On August 27, 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash. He was 35. Live at the University of California, Davis, CA; November 28, 1984. Very good stereo soundboard. Voodoo Child, Tin Pan Alley and Texas Flood embedded belo...

Thanks from Alaska West

Today we wrap up another unforgettable season here at Alaska West and just wanted to say thanks to all of you who joined us this year. We really love what we do, and you’re a huge part of what makes our job so enjoyable. So, from all of us here at Alaska West, thanks for joining us this summer. […]

Video Hatch: “Nature Rx”

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Set as a prescription drug commercial, this film short shows the benefits of nature in our daily lives. Via Dream Tree Film & Productions.

Tippets: Examining Grip Design, Review of “Simple Flies”

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In a recent article Alan Bulmer examines cork fly rod handle design, observing larger grips align with better overall performance. “Increasing the circumference will undoubtedly help enhance the performance of the latest blank tweaks, improve angler comfort and reduce fatigue.” … more ?

Right now, the EPA and NOAA consider fish farms to have essentially no negative effect on wild fish.

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Right now, the EPA and NOAA are smoking crack..... The Wild Fish Conservancy has sent a 60-day Notice of Intent to sue the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for violations...Show More Summary

Dean Kegler Wins 2016 Trout and Salmon Stamp Contest

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Duluth artist Dean Kegler has won the 2016 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources trout and salmon stamp contest with a painting of a brown trout. The painting was selected by judges from among 12 submissions for the annual contest. LINK

Judge backs Pebble in dispute with EPA

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

A federal judge has approved a request for a subpoena compelling a former Environmental Protection Agency official to explain his actions in the agency’s controversial decision to prevent a proposed gold mine from being built in southwestern Alaska. U.S. Show More Summary

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