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San Francisco teen wins fly casting world championship

The Golden Gate and Oakland Angling & Casting Clubs have produced many of our past US casting champions. San Francisco is an unlikely Mecca for fly casters. [...]

August 21, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Reminder: Fly Fishing Show Pleasanton, CA – Feb. 23-25

The Fly Fishing Show is the launching pad into each new angling season. The 2018 shows have been stellar so far with great attendance and enthusiasm. [...]

February 20, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Industry shouts & murmurs 

This week’s Industry shouts & murmurs looks at Norway, portable propulsion, jellyfish, climate change, fly fishing DC, and marshes and wetlands [...]

February 15, 2018 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

How the west was won. Wanda Taylor speaking tour starts this week.

By the mid-1990s women had climbed to one percentage point of the fishing population. Today, they are 25% of the fishing population. No wonder vendors are paying attention [...]

February 5, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

California salmon’s 2014 forced spawn

California’s persistent drought forced hatchery managers to resort to sucking baby salmon into tanker trucks for their man-made 280-mile migration toward the ocean [...]

January 11, 2018 RECENT, Slide

NOAA says vets are ready, willing and able

Although it gets little press, NOAA is essentially a military organization, and as such puts demands of the vets, and they respond - things get done in the Veterans Fisheries Corps [...]

December 15, 2017 RECENT, Slide

A fly fishing icon passes

Tom Morgan was unique in that he stayed at the zenith of his craft, bridging bamboo, fiberglass and all the machinations of graphite. He will be missed [...]

June 16, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Wild Rivers thwarts mining operation

The solution to the challenges facing the Pacific Northwest’s native fish can be found at the confluence of passionate local communities and best-available science. [...]

June 6, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Take Action: Doubling down on the broken promise of fish hatcheries

Please take action today and tell NOAA not to list hatchery steelhead and salmon under the Endangered Species Act. The deadline to comment is December 20, 2016. [...]

December 15, 2016 Conservation, RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized

Fly Tying: If there is a terrestrial ribeye, it might be a cricket

Late summer and early fall are a great time for terrestrials. Ants the easiest to tie and deadly, but never leave home without a cricket. This one by Tim Flagler "catches." [...]

September 20, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide