Monthly Archives: March 2022

Searching for Chilean Brown Trout

After 13 years of busting our asses each year in order to spend 3 months fly fishing Canadian winters in the New Zealand sun, that door slammed shut thanks to C-19. In turn, we had to rebuild everything in life moving forward as we sat locked in the dark, cold, snowy Canadian winter for the first time in 14 years.…

Pro Tips: How to Fish an Inside Bend

Pro Tips: How to Fish an Inside Bend

When you’re fishing a bend in a river, work the water close to you before you cast to the real “lunker water” against the far bank. Start from the tailout and work upstream, beginning at the tailout (A). Next, look for trout near any rocks or structure on the inside of the main current (B). Oftentimes, there will be fish lying right…

How to Tie: Dave’s Hopper

How to Tie: Dave’s Hopper

In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, Savage Flies ties a classic terrestrial pattern created by Dave Whitlock himself, Dave’s Hopper. Difficulty: Intermediate When it comes to summertime, nothing may be more exciting than a trout munching a downed grasshopper. Although today there are many advances in fly tying, traditional hoppers are still used and for good…

Museum Piece: A Fine Piece of Wedding Cake

Museum Piece: A Fine Piece of Wedding Cake

Fin-Nor’s “Wedding Cake” reel, designed by Gar Wood, was one of the first fly reels specifically created to handle the rigors of catching large saltwater fish. Photo by Sara Wilcox The American Museum of Fly Fishing is located right next to the Orvis Flagship store in Manchester, Vermont. The folks from the museum will be sharing many of the cool…

Report: 50% of US Waters Are Too Polluted for Fish or Humans to Swim In

Report: 50% of US Waters Are Too Polluted for Fish or Humans to Swim In

Los Angeles River, California. Sections of the river are contaminated with DDT, PCBs, oil, trash and other toxins. A recent report from an environmental watchdog group, the Environmental Integrity Project, has discovered that over half of the US’s lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams are too polluted for humans or fish to swim in. The report harkens…

Top 3 Flies for Spring on the Green River

Top 3 Flies for Spring on the Green River

A Green River brown trout snacks on early season Baetis duns.Photo by Doug Roberts The Green River tailwaters are a popular destination among anglers and recreationists alike during summer, but they are less-trafficked during colder months. If you’re not the type to balk at a little snow on the banks, springtime fishing on the Green can often combine the best…

Daiichi Unveils New Brand Identity

Daiichi Unveils New Brand Identity

One of the bigger events at the 2022 International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) show was Daiichi unveiling their new brand identity. Daiichi is a brand many fly tiers are familiar with. The company is moving in some new, exciting directions. The photo above is the brand’s new logo, and you’ll see similar updated messaging throughout your touchpoints with Daiichi. You…

IFTD Roundup | MidCurrent

IFTD Roundup | MidCurrent

The first day of the 2022 International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) show in Salt Lake City, Utah, wrapped up on March 30. This was the first time in two years that the fly fishing industry gathered together to talk shop, show off new gear, and catch up with old friends. This year’s IFTD saw some new gear from Orvis, Winston,…

Fly Fishing Guide University – Moldy Chum

Fly Fishing Guide University – Moldy Chum

In May of 2006, a like-minded posse formed. Reel Pure, a grassroots lifestyle fly fishing brand, and Moldy Chum, an industry intoxicated media channel, got into bed. And an irreverently serious voice was born. We appreciate every last follower and hope you enjoy the ride, If you’d like to chew the fat, shoot us a note at contact@moldychum.com. Source…

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