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The Event Formerly Known As IFTD

The Event Formerly Known As IFTD

[ad_1] Announcement: The renaming of the AFFTA industry event: The first step towards a new way of bringing the fly industry together. Next year, running from September 26-28th, 2023, AFFTA will host the first-ever AFFTA Confluence at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This event will be the first of its kind for the industry bringing…

TBT: Extreme Fly Fishing – Moldy Chum

TBT: Extreme Fly Fishing – Moldy Chum

[ad_1] Short clip of Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine Fly Fishing columnist John Papciak in a wetsuit, with a stripping basket and fly rod often in his mouth, trying to mount a rock in the middle of the ocean. This is the first time we have seen him in daylight. Usually, he floats by our rock at night in a wetsuit. [ad_2]…

Patagonia® Forra Wading Boots – Moldy Chum

Patagonia® Forra Wading Boots – Moldy Chum

[ad_1]  The testers I know have great things to say about the new Patty wading footwear. Engineered for trail and river, the Forra Wading Boots are lightweight without sacrificing performance. Built with Vibram® Mars sole technology for traction and grip, these boots feature a high ankle, sturdy toe box, and adjustable, noncorrosive lacing system for support and durability. [ad_2]…

Pro Tips: How to Catch Tripletail this Fall

Pro Tips: How to Catch Tripletail this Fall

[ad_1] Written by: Capt. Rick Grassett, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters These distinct-looking fish are the only known members of the family LobotidaeAll photos by Capt. Rick Grassett As fall descends on southern Florida, various migratory fish species return to our coastal waters, having spent the summer in colder areas farther north. One of my favorite opportunities during this time of year…

Fly-Fishing Festivals Feature Women’s Symposium in 2023

Fly-Fishing Festivals Feature Women’s Symposium in 2023

[ad_1] The Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival, and the Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival, will feature a women’s symposium at their 2023 gatherings. A full press release on this exciting new development can be found below. Both the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival (January 14-15, 2023, in Doswell) and the Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival (February…

Tightline Nymphing Tips | MidCurrent

Tightline Nymphing Tips | MidCurrent

[ad_1] Photo: George Daniel George Daniel has a tip for those of you fishing a tightline, or Euro, nymph rig – when you question how quickly to guide your nymphs through the water, just drag ’em. As Daniel writes in the story, you can’t feel a strike if you have too much slack in your line. More tension is better…

Pro Tips: How to Catch Fall-Run Great Lakes Steelhead

Pro Tips: How to Catch Fall-Run Great Lakes Steelhead

[ad_1] Written by: Tom and Max Werkman, Werkman Outfitters This big fall steelhead fell for a classic yarn egg.All photos by Tom Werkman Fall offers many different angling opportunities, but here in the Great Lakes region, the first steelhead of the season are entering river systems, angry and ready to eat. They’re mostly following the spawning king salmon and feeding…

Classic Video: How to Tie the Ginny Midge

Classic Video: How to Tie the Ginny Midge

[ad_1] If you’re going to have to tie tiny flies, like size 24s, it helps if they are simple and easy to create. In this video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions walks you through the steps to create a Ginny Midge, which requires just three materials on the tiny hook. It’s a flashy little number that works great as a…

Annual rescue of stranded fish underway on Deschutes River

Annual rescue of stranded fish underway on Deschutes River

[ad_1]  This past month, irrigators began the annual drawing down of the Deschutes River to the point where fish die or are threatened. In what’s become an annual fall effort, the Deschutes River Conservancy, other agencies, and volunteers partner to remove thousands of fish stranded in pools and put them back in the main river channel.   [ad_2] Source…

Justice Department Sues Driggs Idaho Over Water Pollution

Justice Department Sues Driggs Idaho Over Water Pollution

[ad_1] The federal government is suing Driggs, Idaho, near Grand Teton National Park, for dumping toxic waste from its sewage treatment plant into a stream that feeds several scenic rivers in the region. The government contends Driggs violated the Clean Water Act by dumping effluent with too much e. coli and ammonia or otherwise violated wastewater permit rules more than…