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Considering The Risks

10 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Way Upstream

Lake Erie and its tributaries offer legendary fishing opportunities, including steelhead runs that draw crowds of traveling anglers from far and wide. Trout Unlimited is featuring the Lake Erie watershed in its 10 Special Places report...Show More Summary

Nice Fish, Benny

Congrats to Alaska West guide, Ben Beatty, for landing this double-digit bonefish alongside Andros South guide Josie Sands. Nice work guys! More on Bonefishing The Advanced Ready Position How Far Do You Have to Cast Selecting Bonefish Flies    

Don’t be a Creeper

A while back we ran a post on creep, a common fly casting error, most often the culprit of tailing loops. However, creep isn’t only a single hand casting error, it wreaks havoc while spey casting as well! Alaska West guide, Jason Whiting reminded us of this fact while critiquing his own cast. Although if […]

Wild is the future!

19 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The Osprey with their yearly reminder that hatcheries don't work. LINK

Salmon Farmers’ ads more full of crap than seabed beneath their pens

19 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

DC Reid offers up a thorough analysis of these ads that were run just before the Harper Government announced new fish farm regulations. LINK (via: Common Sense Canadian)

Same Lake Different Results

23 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Bass Pundit

8.5" on T.H.E. Jig and a waxie 2:30-6:30PMColder today 21 degrees, Windy out of the North, cloudy, it snowed for a bitI drilled 4 sets of holes on a line from East to West and started approximately where I ended last night at the eastern most holes. Show More Summary

That crazy Kenyan is at it again!

Today the President took action to protect one of America's greatest natural treasures by signing a Presidential Memorandum to protect Bristol Bay. One of Alaska's most powerful economic engines, and home to one of the world's largest wild salmon runs, Bristol Bay has helped sustain Alaska Native communities for centuries. Show More Summary

Matt Smythe’s “A Deliberate Life”

“It’s the continuing series of small tragedies that send a man to the madhouse.” –Charles Bukowski When I think about my friend Matt Smythe I think of that line from Bukowski’s poem called The Shoelace. I’ve fished with Matt a few times and shared a Maker’s Mark or two with him and in my experience … Continue reading Matt Smythe’s “A Deliberate Life” ?

The Lost Boys of Yantarni - Trailer

The Lost Boys of Yantarni is the story of the quirky few, stubborn enough to live and work on one of the most rugged and formidable outreaches of the Alaska Peninsula - a Neverland practically unknown to the angling world. The allure? – giant, dime bright, Coho Salmon that charge into these mile-long rivers with a seek-and-destroy mentality. A 2015 F3T selection.

Angling Trade: The Winter 2014-2015 Issue

Contents Include: Why Wild Fish Matter Most What We Know About Retailers What Retailers Need to Know About Customers A Book for a Country Urgency in Utah and much more… LINK

Walker takes ax to Alaska capital budget

On of the items stricken from Parnell’s proposal, according to OMB, is $20 million for the Susitna-Watana dam. Boom! LINK (via: Alaska Dispatch News)

Vermont State Fly On Display at American Museum of Fly Fishing

This just in! Vermont has an official state fly. LINK (via: Angling Trade) Credit for this new addition to the menagerie of state tree, fossil, reptile, fish, insect, bird and so forth, goes to Rhey Plumley, a fly tyer, trout activist and man about Vermont's streams and lakes. (via:VPR) Begs the question as to what the other 49 states would adopt as their state fly?

The Bahamas are about to get 7.5% more expensive

If you are headed to the Bahamas, you may want to know about the soon-to-be-implemented Value Added Tax (VAT). What is a VAT? Here ya go… answers here. The tax is basically a way to broaden the tax base to get more revenue for the Bahamian government. This tax includes services, like guide services, which […]

5 Christmas gift ideas for Anglers

There are just 10 days left until Christmas. Hopefully, you have all of your shopping done, but if you don’t, we are here for you! Here are a few gift ideas for your favourite angler this Christmas. Rapala Angry Bird Lures These have been out for a while now and have proven to work very Continue reading

Unnamed Area Lake

11.25" on T.H.E. Jig and Waxies 2:45-5:45PM33 degrees Light rain and sleet Windy out of the N NW20-25' over 31' of waterA little better size than Bulldog. Got several in the 9.5" range and the 11.25" which was the biggest. The rain and wind made hole hopping difficult. Show More Summary

Three Good Articles – Holiday Gift Guide Edition

We’re back today with our roughly mid-month rundown of some good articles from other fly fishing websites around the web. With the holidays upon us, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift for the fly fisher people in our lives. So, today’s “Three Good Posts” is nothing but holiday gift guides, all featuring […]

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