Daily Archives: September 7, 2022

Reel of the Week: Of the ways to catch Tarpon

Reel of the Week: Of the ways to catch Tarpon

“This was the first cast of the morning after a long drive and not much sleep. It was hard not to laugh after seeing it happen so fast. You have to love when a plan becomes reality. Keep the fly pattern simple, and keep it moving!” Follow Captain Colin Philips and his stories on Instagram at @colliemang. Check out the…

ASGA’s Albie Project and Management Push Highlight Species’ Importance

ASGA’s Albie Project and Management Push Highlight Species’ Importance

Arguably the most misunderstood fish in the sea, false albacore, or albies, are highly sought after and respected fish in some regions and a nuisance catch in other regions. Yet, in total, recreational anglers took some half a million directed trips in 2021, according to one of NOAA Fisheries’ main data sources. Despite this demonstrated recreational fishery and existing commercial…

Wednesday Wake-Up Call 09.07.22 – Orvis News

Wednesday Wake-Up Call 09.07.22 – Orvis News

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, The Everglades Foundation, Captains for Clean Water, VoteWater.org, and Conservation Hawks (among others), we’ll make sure you’ve got the information you need to understand the issues and form solid opinions. 1.…

Stream to Salt VI: Understanding Tides

Stream to Salt VI: Understanding Tides

Written by: Evan Jones Tidal flow pours through a cut, and the tarpon were waiting on the “downstream” side.All photos by Evan Jones The Stream to Salt series is designed to help anglers of all abilities identify and overcome specific challenges arising from subconsciously applying “trout brain” to saltwater fly fishing. The goal is not simply to provide a list…

Flylords Launches: “Fly Shop Tour”

Flylords Launches: “Fly Shop Tour”

From coast to coast, fly shops are the lifeblood of local fishing communities. We are excited to hit the road and showcase these shops and local communities around the Rockies! Along the way, we will be hosting events in Fort Collins, Jackson Hole, Bozeman, Boise, and Orem (Salt Lake City)! Come join the tour with us at one of these…

Water Access Rights in Colorado

Water Access Rights in Colorado

Ben Ryder Howe put together an outstanding story on one of the many issues facing anglers in Colorado – water access rights. In Howe’s story for The New York Times, he details the unique issues that bar anglers from not only walking on river beds that flow through private property, but floating on that water, as well. It’s a well-done story that you can…

Video: How to Tie The Autumn Splendor

Video: How to Tie The Autumn Splendor

Tim Heng is a fixture on the Colorado fly-fishing scene for a quarter century, having founded Roaring Fork Anglers before moving on to manage Taylor Creek Fly Shop. He invented the Autumn Splendor early in his career after watching a client fish a doll-eyed bass fly and move a lot of fish. The problem was that the fish didn’t end…

Ole Red: A Redfish Angler Story

We met at the ramp. As the Ankona slid off the trailer, we watched headlights in the distance slowly crawling their way to the unmaintained refuge ramp. We joked about the electric start and how maybe we’re actually moving up in the world. The motor proceeded to die once Jeff threw it in gear. This is our usual luck. We…

Don’t Throw the Hail Mary

Don’t Throw the Hail Mary

Photo by Louis Cahill This is a great story that illustrates a lesson I need a reminder of from time to time. When you’re into a pod of selectively-feeding trout – usually when they’re eating dry flies – it’s tempting to throw a Hail Mary cast, as Louis Cahill describes in this story over at Gink & Gasoline. Throwing that cast, however,…

Finnmark Triple – Moldy Chum

Finnmark Triple – 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…