Fly Life Magazine

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Fisheries managers should heed public opinion—and science—on menhaden

Public comments have poured in on how to manage Atlantic menhaden: Conserve the species for its contribution to the marine ecosystem. [...]

February 2, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Of Interest: Surf fishing is a passion with legions of followers

Surf fishing the coasts of the world host the same ingredients for anglers of different: languages and beliefs: food, fun, and a genuine passion. Now inland, I miss it greatly [...]

October 13, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Of Interest, Slide

Call them bait, forage species… In any case, now they’re protected.

“These little fish are what feeds everything, from seabirds to seals to whales to sharks. They’re the lifeblood of our Atlantic Ocean.” [...]

August 9, 2016 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Pew Trust: 10 reasons to maintain the Atlantic menhaden catch limit in 2017

The current quotas leave hundreds of millions more menhaden in the Atlantic to become food for fish, seabirds, and mammals. [...]

August 1, 2016 Conservation, RECENT, Slide, Take Action

At The Vise: Bleeding Skull Herring seatrout pattern

Here are instructions for using Fish-Skulls to create imitations of sand eels, goby, shrimp, baitfish, herring, stickleback, and much more. [...]

July 26, 2016 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Simple SF Blend Baitfish

They don't come much simpler than this incredibly adaptable baitfish pattern. Amend colors and sizes to tailor this pattern to needs that your fishing dictates. [...]

May 31, 2016 At The Vise, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Fly Tying: The utilitarian and extremely effective Zonker

The “Zonker” fly was first introduced by Dan Byford in the early 1970’s. It is an ugly fly that turns into a princess in the water, mimicking the movement of minnow / baitfish [...]

December 22, 2015 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Conservation: Are baitfish the honeybees of the oceans?

Baitfish represent the primary link in an undersea food web that unites all marine creatures—from tiny invertebrates to mammals and birds. [...]

April 22, 2015 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Conservation: An ounce of prevention for little fish

Fishermen know that without an abundance of forage species in the water they won’t find many of the striped bass, tuna, or other popular sport fish... [...]

December 23, 2014 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

News: MAFMC meets in Baltimore Dec. 8-11 to manage Atlantic states’ forage fish

If you want more striped bass, or any other fish you like to catch, it’s probably in your best interest to start paying attention to how we manage their food. [...]

November 24, 2014 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide