Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Of Interest" Tag

Of Interest: The Undamming of America

In the hundred or so dam removals for which data is available, fish, lamprey, and eel populations are rebounding, and more sediment and nutrients are heading downstream [...]

August 21, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: Some simple thoughts on streamer fly colors

The cones in the retina of a trout are more receptive in the blue spectrum (especially in the underwater environment), which is why things like purple prince nymphs work well [...]

August 20, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: The feared sharks keep our oceans tidy

The increase in attacks is driven in large part by the simple fact that the population has grown and more people are going into the water each year. [...]

August 19, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: Cali on water alert, but there’s a drop to waste

As for the foolishness of agricultural subsidies, until recently, the federal government paid me, a New York journalist, $588 a year not to grow crops in Oregon. I rest my case [...]

June 15, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: The Colorado River and America’s water crisis

The Colorado River is nearly a thousand miles shorter than the Mississippi and only a fraction as wide, but it’s a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States [...]

May 20, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: NH on the ball with free fly fishing classes

On June 6-7, 2015, Fish and Game teams up with the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation to present "The North Country Experience," a beginning fly-fishing weekend course [...]

April 30, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: New IGFA fly fishing world records

The spring issue of "International Angler" has some meaty subjects of interest to both anglers without borders and devotees of the IGFA rules of sport fishing [...]

April 27, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Of Interest, Slide

Of Interest: Feast & famine on Alaskan Salmon Rivers

Char shrink and grow their digestive tract to fit food supply. During the salmon migration, the char’s digestive organs grow twice as big as they are the rest of the year [...]

April 23, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: Orvis’ Phil Monahan Interviews Manifesto’s Mortensen

I try to put whatever glass fly rod I’m using in a onlookers hands to cast. Usually, they say the rod isn’t heavy at all? Then they exclaim, “WHOA…I can feel my backcast.” [...]

April 8, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: What exactly does a fly rod do?

Tim Rajeff simplifies just what a fly rod is built to do and how to match your body type and casting style with a fly rod so as to gain an advantage [...]

March 30, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide