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This leech swims and catches, and floats and catches

From ocean to bass pond there are leeches and worms by the score. Everything that swims, at one time or another, eats them. Swim this leech! [...]

May 22, 2019 News, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Rainbows being given the boot

Every spring, cutthroat and rainbow trout mingling in the South Fork spawn batches of fry that hybridize into what is called a cuttbow. [...]

May 20, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

The greatest success story of the Endangered Species Act

The planet’s entire supply of known greenback cutthroats persisted only in a 4-mile stretch of Bear Creek - the south slope of Pikes Peak, outside their native range. [...]

May 20, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

BTT launches Circle of Honor with Billy Pate and Stu Apte

Support BTT’s work to conserve and restore bonefish, tarpon, and permit fisheries - join and get a decal, bi-annual journal, and e-newsletter. [...]

May 17, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Cleaning up after us – restoring coastal places where we fish

Thousands of oil spills happen every year - most pollution cases don’t make the news. It can take decades or longer for waterways to recover. [...]

May 16, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Two-hand your nine into the world of spey

If you thought you needed a spey rod to advantage the trend in shooting heads, think again. For most casts you’re good to go with that nine. [...]

May 15, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

ASMFC accepts preliminary striped bass stock assessment

Connecticut, Massachusetts and Virginia have already sent a strongly worded letter to the ASMFC suggesting more action be taken ASAP. [...]

May 14, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Trump China tax to be paid by 10 million anglers

“The backbone of the fly fishing industry is small- to mid-sized business. Locally-owned and employing local people.” -- Ben Bullis of AFFTA. [...]

May 13, 2019 News, RECENT, Slide

Four years after California’s largest dam removal project, how are the fish doing?

Steelhead trout numbers are growing on the Carmel River, a potential model for other dam removal projects nationwide. [...]

May 10, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Warming oceans changing the game for Connecticut fishermen

Research is showing that water temperatures closest to the northeast coast are warming faster than 99 percent of global oceans. [...]

May 9, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide