Daily Archives: May 18, 2022

Catching Up With Chris Wood of Trout Unlimited: 2022

Catching Up With Chris Wood of Trout Unlimited: 2022

Earlier this spring, I sat down with Trout Unlimited’s CEO and President Chris Wood in what has become an annual tradition. We look back over the past year and highlight key achievements for Trout Unlimited and conservation, but we also look at missed opportunities, the desolate, yet hopeful, condition of certain cold-water fisheries, and new priorities for TU. This year,…

Pro Tips: How to Catch Smallmouths Year-Round

Pro Tips: How to Catch Smallmouths Year-Round

Written by: Tom Werkman, Werkman Outfitters Smallmouth bass feed differently, depending on water temperature.Photos courtesy Tom Werkman Contrary to popular belief, fly anglers can catch smallmouth bass year-round, even during winter. While these hardy gamefish are known for tolerating higher temperatures than trout, they also tolerate cold water fairly well, and will still feed when it’s just a few degrees…

Video: How to Tie the Sulfur Klinkhåmer

Video: How to Tie the Sulfur Klinkhåmer

Dutch fly tier Hans van Klinken first tied the pattern that bears his name in 1984, and since then, tiers have come up with countless variations–a fact which proves the pattern’s effectiveness. The way that the rear end of a Klinkhåmer sits below the surface imitates an mayfly dun struggling to escape its nymphal shuck. These struggling duns are sitting…

St. Croix Names New Brand Manager

St. Croix Names New Brand Manager

As part of their reentry into the fly fishing world, St. Croix has named Tom Larimer as fly fishing brand manager. Larimer previously worked for G. Loomis and as a guide on the Deschutes River in Oregon. You can read more about Larimer and the new role for St. Croix here. Source link

The Milkfish Myth | MidCurrent

The Milkfish Myth | MidCurrent

For a while, we’ve heard the story that milkfish can fight for so long because they don’t produce any lactic acid when exerting themselves. That claim sounds almost too good to be true, which is why the folks over at Keep Fish Wet set out to find the truth. To learn what they found, read the whole story here. Source…

McKenzie Still High but Fishing Improving

McKenzie Still High but Fishing Improving

The McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette rivers are dropping and fishing well as we get into some of the very best fishing of the year. I saw my first Green McKenzie Caddis today and a few Green Drakes. Look for Golden Stones and PMD’s to come on as well. It’s a fantastic next 60 days out there. The…

Jack Berryman: Three Steelhead Fly Fishing Pioneers in the Northwest

Jack Berryman: Three Steelhead Fly Fishing Pioneers in the Northwest

Noted fly fishing author and photographer Jack Berryman gives a detailed biographical summary of the career and unique contributions of three renowned Northwest steelhead fly fishing pioneers: Ralph Wahl and Ralph Olson and Al Knudson. Talk is illustrated with slides provided by Mr. Berryman. The talk was recorded on July 11, 2017. Source link

Utah wants to build an oil railway through a wilderness area

Utah wants to build an oil railway through a wilderness area

  But it sure is  a great place to hold a trade show… The federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) has signed off on a plan to build an 88-mile railway from the Uinta Basin to a rail terminal about 100 miles south of Salt Lake City. The railway, devoted almost exclusively to transporting oil, could allow oil production in the…