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50 Greatest Milestones of Modern Fly Fishing

50 Greatest Milestones of Modern Fly Fishing

If you’re any sort of fly fishing history buff, then Ted Leeson’s piece over at Fly Fisherman Magazine is for you. In it, he details the 50 greatest milestones in modern fly fishing history, starting way back in 1947 with the introduction of the Wonderod – the first fly rod built with a synthetic shaft material. This is a wonderfully fun trip…

Fishing For Sea Run-Estuarine Trout

Fishing For Sea Run-Estuarine Trout

The tidal sections of the South Island lowland rivers on both the East Coast and West Coasts are well known for their sea run/estuarine trout fishing. Its a highlight on our fishing calender, and each spring my son Louie and I plan a couple of trips to specifically target these fish. Sea run trout are very mobile and move between…

Three Men, Three Rivers – Moldy Chum

Three Men, Three Rivers – Moldy Chum

This captivating, award-winning documentary by Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks explores the lives of three men and their influence on three rivers: George Grant (the Big Hole), Bud Lilly (the Madison), and Dan Bailey (the Yellowstone). LINK (via MT PBS) Source link

Silver Lining

Silver Lining

Well what a season of fishing it’s been thus far ! Covid 19 has completely shut the world down at present and traveling abroad is a distant memory for us all. For many small towns in New Zealand who are so heavily reliant on over seas tourist’s it has completely brought them to their knees. Job cuts, reduced working hours…

Conservation: The Pisgah Paradox | MidCurrent

Conservation: The Pisgah Paradox | MidCurrent

This is a fantastic conservation story that comes to us from the folks at the American Fly Fishing Trade Association’s (AFFTA) Fisheries Fund. The story details how mountain bikers are working hard to help conserve trout in North Carolina. It’s a great reminder that we need to focus not only on conserving what we love most, but everything in the…

First Time Fly Fishing On The Mataura River -Southland New Zealand

First Time Fly Fishing On The Mataura River -Southland New Zealand

I recently took my son Louie to fly fish the Mataura river for his first time. The fishing season opened back on the 1st of October and he’s been slowly honing his casting and river skills with the aim of hitting the Mataura river late season, a time of year when long fine leaders, tippets and small film flies are…

Wild and Scenic Rivers Course of Study

Wild and Scenic Rivers Course of Study

This free course explores the management of wild and scenic rivers across the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System and is designed to help improve … The post Wild and Scenic Rivers Course of Study appeared first on Moldy Chum. Source link

Family Time In The New Zealand Back Country

Family Time In The New Zealand Back Country

A great couple of days hiking in the back country with the family. We are super lucky our kids enjoy tramping and both really get into the “hut life” side of things with helping prepare evening meals and lunches for the following day. Charlotte has become the undisputed Queen of Last Card and Snakes and Ladders and chats away to…

Review: Patagonia’s Crazy Light Middle Fork Waders

Review: Patagonia’s Crazy Light Middle Fork Waders

With trout season approaching Adventure Journal revisits their review of Patagonia’s lightweight packable waders. When I first heard “packable waders” I rolled my eyes a little. Then I saw the tiny package these waders come in—I’ve probably eaten burritos bigger than the Nalgene-bottle-size cylinder these roll into. Or at least fantasized about it. LINK   Source link

Fly Fishing In The Catlins Region

Fly Fishing In The Catlins Region

The day started out a little over cast and drizzly, but soon warmed up and became quite muggy which was just the conditions we wanted, hoping for a small hatch to occur mid morning. We arrived at the river and set up our rods we were both fizzing with excitement to be fishing some new water. We decided to try…

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