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A couple fishing on a riverbank, tying the flys to the hooks for flyfishing.

Tying the ‘Elk’ incorrectly becomes the deadly IOBO Humpy emerger

| Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Hans Weilenmann, IOBO Humpy Emerger, Slide, YouTube | No Comments
Trout flies, especially those #16 and up, have a lot of relatives, but sometimes a tweak makes a huge difference, like the IOBO Humpy vs. its relatives.
McKenzie River Oregon.

Conservation: Private Forest Accord Signed Into Law

| FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Guido Rahr
, Oregon, Pacific salmon, Slide, Stronghold, wild salmon, Wild Salmon Center, YouTube | No Comments
Logging, forestland owners, conservation leaders, and fishing organizations agree to new protections for over 10 million acres of forestland in Oregon.

Brevoortia tyrannus: They regulate ocean health in the western Atlantic

| Capt. Andrew Der, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Fly Fishing, Hilary Hutcheson, Menhaden, Slide, Stripers, Thom Glace | No Comments
Read The Moon Pulled Up an Acre of Bass: A Flyrodder's Odyssey by Peter Kaminsky. It will both entertain and inform.

Arguably, Oncorhynchus mykiss is a most interesting game fish

| FEATURE STORY, FISHBIO, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Rainbow Trout, Resident Trout, Slide, steelhead trout | No Comments
Rainbow trout and the life-history pathways are unique. They are life-long freshwater resident fish, anadromous or freshwater riverine - transient to lakes.
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Hike in Alaska

There is no future without wilderness

| Atlantic salmon, coastal wetlands, Conservation, Pacific salmon, Public Lands, RECENT, Slide, wild fish conservancy, Wild Oceans, wild salmon, Wild Trout | No Comments
We say it's the wildness we want, but the tug of calming and belonging to something bigger pulls us to wildernesses of water, fish, and forests.
Person holding fly fishing lures, close up

Trout Flies: The best, as mentioned, are proven universalists

| Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Kelly Galloup, RECENT, Salmon Fishing, Slide, Thom Glace, Trout | No Comments
Most well-traveled fly fishers come to their "best flies," having gone thru many others to find their best flies - flies that will produce in a wide swath of global…

Fly’s Without Borders: Savage’s O’Neal nails another NZ ‘lure’

| Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Matt O'Neal, New Zealand, Rainbow Trout, RECENT, Red Setter Fly, Savage Flies, Slide, Thom Glace, YouTube | No Comments
I had forgotten about several great New Zealand flies Hughie McDowell introduced me to long ago, and the Red Setter is one of them. Materials important.

Opinion: Why not an indicator with teeth?

| Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Indicator fishing, RECENT, Savage Flies, Slide, YouTube | No Comments
Having a foam-bodied fly serve as both indicator, and terminal hooking device is not new but not as popular as it should be.
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