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Title: Unlimited Fly Fishing News and Articles...
Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 01, 2019, 12:09:51 PM
First up:


A line to another era
Fishing pole repairman Dennis Evans a rare breed these days

When Dennis Evans isn't out fly-fishing, he's usually hunkered down in his small Toppenish shop replacing guides, cork handles or reel seats on fly rods.

"I can do anything that needs to be fixed on a rod," the 85-year-old quipped.

https://www.yakimaherald.com/lifestyle/fishing-pole-repairman-dennis-evans-a-rare-breed-these-days/article_00060fcc-5ad3-5bec-8def-6226a23851b0.html
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 05, 2019, 12:02:48 PM
next up a story about a 91 year old man who isn't ready to give up...

91-year-old Idaho man fly fishes in the Owyhee River

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https://idahonews.com/news/local/91-year-old-idaho-man-fly-fishes-in-the-owyhee-river
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 11, 2019, 11:08:08 AM
Why Fishing Rods Break (https://www.sportfishingmag.com/why-fishing-rods-break/)
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 23, 2019, 17:29:15 PM
Streams and lakes more crowded with anglers? More women fishing? Blacks and Hispanics also?

Check out all the fishing demographics you'll ever want to see

https://www.takemefishing.org/getmedia/d35536df-732f-4723-b620-6300405ef8f5/2019-Special-Report-on-Fishing_RBFF_FINAL2.pdf
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 24, 2019, 12:16:47 PM
VERNAL, Utah — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Ashley National Forest plan to save the native Colorado River cutthroat trout population in the High Uintas Wilderness.


"Unfortunately, habitat loss, coupled with cutthroats breeding with and competing with trout not native to the western United States, have caused dramatic declines in cutthroat trout populations across the West. The decline has led to concerns about the species' future," a news release from Ashley National Forest said.


https://fox13now.com/2019/07/23/utah-dwr-forest-service-to-restore-colorado-river-cutthroat-trout-population-in-high-uintas/
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 27, 2019, 16:10:43 PM
Man drowns while fishing the Greys River

QuoteA 70-year-old man died Tuesday while fly-fishing on the Greys River after he slipped and his waders filled with water.
Mark Osmondson, 70, of Madison, Kansas, was 16 miles upriver from Alpine when he fell, Lincoln County Sheriff Shane Johnson said.
"Osmondson was fishing with his longtime friend's grandson when he slipped on a rock, causing his fishing waders to fill with water," Johnson said. "Osmondson was unable to recover his footing and eventually floated nearly 2 miles down the river where his body was recovered."

https://www.jhnewsandguide.com/the_hole_scroll/man-drowns-while-fishing-the-greys-river/article_7f7a9a4e-f0ca-5202-b019-9474c66a055a.html

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Post by: Dougfish on July 27, 2019, 20:28:14 PM
Tighten up that wading belt, boys.
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Post by: Yallerhammer on July 29, 2019, 09:27:42 AM
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on July 23, 2019, 17:29:15 PMStreams and lakes more crowded with anglers? More women fishing? Blacks and Hispanics also?

Check out all the fishing demographics you'll ever want to see

https://www.takemefishing.org/getmedia/d35536df-732f-4723-b620-6300405ef8f5/2019-Special-Report-on-Fishing_RBFF_FINAL2.pdf

No problem seeing Hispanics fishing here. Go to any delayed-harvest stream. They're the ones with the powerbait and the five-gallon bucket full of doughbellies.
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Post by: Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on July 29, 2019, 10:13:50 AM
Quote from: Yallerhammer on July 29, 2019, 09:27:42 AM
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on July 23, 2019, 17:29:15 PMStreams and lakes more crowded with anglers? More women fishing? Blacks and Hispanics also?

Check out all the fishing demographics you'll ever want to see

https://www.takemefishing.org/getmedia/d35536df-732f-4723-b620-6300405ef8f5/2019-Special-Report-on-Fishing_RBFF_FINAL2.pdf

No problem seeing Hispanics fishing here. Go to any delayed-harvest stream. They're the ones with the powerbait and the five-gallon bucket full of doughbellies.

White bumpkins attempt to fill that niche on our nearby DH, but they never get enough of the "doughbellies".  Send some of your Hispanics north.

Disclaimer: Post is not "leftist political propaganda bullshit".
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Post by: Yallerhammer on July 29, 2019, 11:24:11 AM
At least they work while they're not poaching doughbellies.
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 06, 2019, 20:30:28 PM
Be a trend-setter, wear your fly fishing vest in town...

Men Are Wearing Fishing Vests in the City (Really)
Humble, many-pocketed fishing and hunting vests are being reconsidered by designers and trendy types. Are you missing out?


https://www.wsj.com/articles/men-are-wearing-fishing-vests-in-the-city-really-11565107006
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 13, 2019, 10:25:04 AM
Ed Engle tells it....

https://www.dailycamera.com/2019/08/11/ed-engle-high-water-meditation/

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Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 16, 2019, 13:36:24 PM
An article on the Nantahala fish kill

read:https://www.cherokeescout.com/news-subscribers/fish-population-impacted-region-wide
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 24, 2019, 14:02:29 PM
The fish population in the Animas River in southwest Colorado has suffered a massive loss following a wildfire from June 2018: It's down about 80%.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/wildfire-kills-80percent-of-fish-in-a-colorado-river/ar-AAHLOA8?ocid=spartandhp
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on October 24, 2019, 09:37:37 AM
https://www.fieldandstream.com/flyfishing-for-appalachian-brook-trout-with-iconic-yallerhammer/

Flyfishing for Appalachian Brook Trout with the Iconic Yallerhammer
A no-frills fly pattern that's been around forever still gets the job done
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on November 08, 2019, 14:32:13 PM
The Fonz is a Fly Fishing Fan!

QuoteAs he enters his mid seventies, Henry Winkler is experiencing an impressive late-career renaissance. Last year, he won his first ever Emmy Award for his supporting role as acting coach Gene Cousineau on Barry, the acclaimed HBO show. Alien Superstar, the latest in a series of best-selling children's books Winkler has written with a co-author, Lin Oliver, was published in early October by Amulet. And he is set to appear in Wes Anderson's highly anticipated forthcoming film, The French Dispatch, the release date of which is yet to be disclosed.

All of these accomplishments suggest Winkler has achieved a level of confidence that seems to have been lacking in his professional life since Happy Days, the TV show in which he starred as hip greaser Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli, ended its decade-long run 35 years ago. What accounts for his recent success? He chalks it up, in large part, to an unlikely pastime: fly fishing.

https://www.insidehook.com/article/arts-entertainment/reel-talk-with-henry-winkler
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on December 04, 2019, 15:14:12 PM
Ed says December is fly tying month



It's no mystery why I start thinking about fly tying every year around this time.

The nights are getting longer and longer and I've convinced myself the fishing in December is never very good; although I'm not sure my fishing journals totally support that. I can remember decent December Blue-winged Olive and midge hatches from my angling youth, but I was tougher then. I'll admit I find it harder to amp myself up for a frostbite fishing trip nowadays.

https://www.dailycamera.com/2019/12/03/ed-engle-fly-tying-magic/
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on January 12, 2020, 11:30:02 AM
Being an angler is more than catching fish

QuoteEDITOR'S NOTE: This essay by Luke Geppert of Dover earned second place in Trout Unlimited's 2019 Teen Camp Essay Contest. Participants at TU's regional Youth Fly Fishing and Conservation summer camps are invited to enter the contest. The 2019 essay prompt was, "Why is conservation important to fly fishing?" To learn more about the program, visit www.tu.org/camps.

https://www.unionleader.com/nh/outdoors/being-an-angler-is-more-than-catching-fish/article_a806de01-8ad8-5062-a647-c7cf7ee1eae4.html
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on January 13, 2020, 11:18:46 AM
Anglers searching for a fishing access site in Montana, or a good place for one in the future, now have a new tool from Montana Trout Unlimited.

On Wednesday, the nonprofit unveiled an  online interactive map  (http://map.montanatu.org/) of Montana's fishing sites. While Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks already has its own online fishing access map, Trout Unlimited doesn't just show access sites. Its map uses red diamonds to mark existing sites that it considers to be in need of improvement, and purple ones to show possible future sites — with the goal of bolstering public support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
https://missoulian.com/news/local/trout-unlimited-unveils-map-of-fishing-access-sites/article_3484d826-6176-5fbb-aa88-b468e50a6e47.html
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Post by: Big J on January 13, 2020, 11:37:03 AM
https://www.newsweek.com/florida-woman-kitchen-pot-katie-lou-gottlich-fishing-domestic-battery-pasco-1428599 (https://www.newsweek.com/florida-woman-kitchen-pot-katie-lou-gottlich-fishing-domestic-battery-pasco-1428599)

Fin sent me this one the other day.
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on January 14, 2020, 11:42:02 AM
Nelson Bryant, 'Supreme Chronicler' of Outdoor Life, Dies at 96

QuoteNelson Bryant, whose lyrical columns in The New York Times for nearly four decades chronicled his love affair with fishing, hunting and outdoor life, and made him the dean of outdoor writers in America, died on Saturday in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. He was 96.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/sports/nelson-bryant-dead.html

QuoteHis first Times column, on Oct. 31, 1967, offered thoughts on pickerel vs. trout, and hints of the writer to come: "The thought of fly casting for a fish that bears a superficial resemblance to a snake may be more than some purists can stomach. Trout are beautiful and wise, pickerel are neither. However, a man cannot always chase rainbows."




read this article too: https://www.mvtimes.com/2012/11/20/writer-nelson-bryant-recalls-lifetime-hunt-13274/
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on February 02, 2020, 13:22:24 PM
North Country Angling: The legend of Ora Smith

QuoteFly fishers are always looking for an edge in their pursuit of trout — a new fly rod or maybe a new fly line.
They are always looking for the latest and greatest fly to tie to the end of their line.
While the materials and the creativity for tying flies have never been greater than they are today, a look back in time can lead to the rediscovery of some tried and true fly patterns.


One of the old fly tyers who was both innovative and creative was New Hampshire's own Ora Smith.
Ora lived in the Keene area. He taught fly tying in adult education classes from the late '60's until the early '90s. He passed away in 2007

https://www.conwaydailysun.com/outdoors/fishing/north-country-angling-the-legend-of-ora-smith/article_9e52c37c-42b9-11ea-a1cc-37c757e81393.html
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on February 07, 2020, 10:26:52 AM
In the fall of 1832, Dr. Jerome V.C. Smith was crossing Mill Brook in West Tisbury when a disturbance in the water caught his attention. A passionate angler, Smith was stunned by the number of brook trout he saw and recalled the experience in his book, Natural History of the Fishes of Massachusetts, published the following year.

http://www.mvmagazine.com/news/2018/09/01/down-river


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Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 06, 2020, 11:53:33 AM
Fly collector Mike Kesselring will present the flies he's collected from locations around the globe at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Rendezvous Restaurant in Maggie Valley.


QuoteHis fishing collection, meanwhile, includes more than 18,000 flies, 380 fly fishing books, 50 fly rods and 45 fly reels. Due to limited space, Kesselring will present just the international part of his collection, which includes handtied flies from far-flung places such as Tasmania, Argentina, Siberia, South Africa, Japan, Ireland and Norway.

The presentation is offered as part of Trout Unlimited Cataloochee's regular monthly meeting. A social hour and swap meet will be held at 5:30 p.m. ahead of the 6:30 presentation.

https://www.smokymountainnews.com/outdoors/item/28622-see-how-flies-are-tied-worldwide
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 06, 2020, 11:59:00 AM
Huey Lewis, along with Jimmy Kimmel, Jim Belushi and Tom Brokaw, is also set to appear in the seven-episode fifth season of the fly-fishing TV series "Buccaneers & Bones" on the Outdoor Channel this week.


https://keysnews.com/article/story/huey-lewis-power-of-fly-fishing-and-charity-coming-to-the-keys/
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Post by: Dougfish on March 06, 2020, 14:04:31 PM
Is the episode with Belushi going to be a Weekend At Bernie's-like fishing show?
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on April 15, 2020, 10:58:34 AM
Ed Shenk, 93, of Carlisle, PA, passed peacefully on April 10, 2020.

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QuoteHis favorite pastime was fly fishing. During his lifetime he wrote a book on fly fishing and wrote many articles about fly fishing, fly tying, hunting and trapping for sports magazines.

https://cumberlink.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/ed-shenk/article_e6d4d2ce-31e2-5575-ab16-7963383ba983.html
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on April 16, 2020, 13:38:34 PM
QuoteDan Bailey's Fly Shop is under new ownership as of Wednesday afternoon, according to new co-owner Dale Sexton.
"We now officially own Dan Bailey's fly shop," Sexton said.
 
Sexton, owner of Timber Trails, an outdoor recreation and rental company in Livingston, purchased the fly shop in a 50/50 partnership with Kansas City business owner Mark Gurley. Gurley, who learned to fly fish from Sexton, has frequently traveled to Livingston over the past 20 years to partake in fly fishing.

Sexton will operate the majority of the business.

The sale applies to the Dan Bailey's brand name as well as the iconic storefront on 209 W. Park St. The sale also includes the store's current inventory as well as any intellectual property associated with the brand name.


https://www.livingstonenterprise.com/content/bailey's-fly-shop-now-under-new-ownership
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on April 18, 2020, 11:13:39 AM
Covid Claims Life of Fly Fisherman.

Marlborough – Armand Courchaine was born on March 18, 1944 in Fall River, MA, and he died peacefully at UMass-Memorial Marlborough Hospital on April 14, 2020 at the age of 76, after a tough battle with COVID-19. Armand was predeceased by his parents Leo J. Courchaine and Emily Boudreau, his first wife Theresa, and a long-time partner Celeste.

https://www.communityadvocate.com/2020/04/17/armand-courchaine-76-community-volunteer-avid-fly-fisher/
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on April 29, 2020, 13:06:19 PM
Might not be fly fishing but pretty cool

https://www.skyhinews.com/news/11-year-old-from-breckenridge-catches-30-pound-lake-trout/
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 01, 2020, 13:06:13 PM
The mandatory 14 day quarantine for out-of-state visitors is having a big impact on some who work in the industry.

>>>Forrester said 90% of his guests come from out of state. With the current mandatory quarantine for out-of-state guests, he said he hasn't received a deposit for a trip since March. He said June, July and August are typically the busiest months of the year for fly fishing.

Forrester said, "A fourteen day quarantine, that's detrimental to us. I've got people coming in here June 1. I've got two groups. Both of them have actually made deposits. Both of them are old clients. If we don't open up before the end of May, they can't come because they invite people. And, then they pay for their airfare. If they don't know by May 15, then most likely, they are going to have to move or cancel."


https://www.kulr8.com/news/mandatory-quarantine-for-out-of-state-visitors-having-big-impact-on-fly-fishing-resort/article_d6ec1b5e-8b9b-11ea-8588-5fe8b9fe3539.html
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 21, 2020, 10:19:18 AM
The March Brown and Grey Fox Mayflies: confusion and mystery

QuoteUp until recently, both flies were classified in the genus Stenonema (March Brown, S. vicarium and Grey Fox, S. fuscum). Then at some point around 1981, W. Patrick McCafferty, professor of entomology at Purdue University, reclassified several members of the Stenonema group of mayflies into a new genus he named Maccaffertium. Not only that, but he also consolidated March Browns and Grey Foxes into one species, Maccaffertium vicarium. He also changed the name of the Light Cahill from Stenonema canadenses to Maccaffertium ithaca! So, from a taxonomic standpoint, the old names are out and the new are in, perhaps a tribute to McCafferty's expertise as an entomologist.

https://riverreporter.com/stories/the-march-brown-and-grey-fox-mayflies-confusion-and-mystery,37386
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 28, 2020, 17:59:57 PM
Here's how you can catch 20 American shad in just a few hours

>>>As soon as Edwards Dam on the Kennebec River in Augusta was removed in 1999, Willie Grenier of Waterville was among the anglers trying to figure out the new fishery that would result.
Some of his old haunts for brown trout fishing weren't as productive, but other spots — and other species — quickly teemed with fish. Among the fish that flourished: American shad, which were suddenly able to swim into waters that they'd not had access to in more than 100 years.

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/05/28/outdoors/heres-how-you-can-catch-20-american-shad-in-just-a-few-hours/
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on June 04, 2020, 10:33:22 AM
Colorado researchers spent decades trying to save disappearing rainbow trout.

Finally, they're making progress. Genetics from Germany and a hardy cross with Gunnison River trout seem to be overcoming a nightmarish parasite that causes deadly whirling disease

https://coloradosun.com/2020/06/04/colorado-rainbow-trout-whirling-disease/
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on June 07, 2020, 08:10:21 AM
The Fishing Report: Fly Fishing for Halibut


>>>When David Bayes told me that I could catch halibut on a fly rod if I came to Homer in late May or early June, I was intrigued.

Since halibut fishing often calls for several pounds of lead, large circle hooks with bait and a rod and reel combination that feels so stiff if could lift a small pickup truck off the bottom of Cook Inlet, the idea of potentially hooking up with a several hundred-pound halibut on a relatively flimsy fly rod stuck in my head.

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/The-Fishing-Report-Fly-Fishing-for-Halibut-571032911.html

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Post by: Woolly Bugger on June 07, 2020, 11:08:53 AM
Authors roll two lifetimes of bluegill fishing know-how into one diary

>>>rom the miserable failures to magnificent moments, fishing authors and instructors Terry and Roxanne Wilson have rolled two lifetimes of bluegill fishing experience into a short 140 pages in their most recent how-to book.

For "The Bluegill Diaries: A Fly Fishing Chronicle" the husband-and-wife team pulled stories from more than five decades of their diary entries to update and enhance what they provided in their 1999 book, "Bluegill ... Fly Fishing & Flies."

https://www.tulsaworld.com/sports/authors-roll-two-lifetimes-of-bluegill-fishing-know-how-into-one-diary/article_59c0c54c-ef64-5bdc-99cb-1b659e6157e2.html



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Post by: Woolly Bugger on June 08, 2020, 11:50:39 AM
>>>Wait before you judge. Take a deep breath. Because you can.

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, I've seen countless people on social media expressing their rage — not about George's death or about the underlying problem of inequality in our country — but about looting and physical damage to property


https://www.hatchmag.com/articles/thoughts-killing-george-floyd/7715062
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on June 16, 2020, 10:56:15 AM
How Fly-Fishing Practically Invented Social Distancing

>>>Without a shadow of a doubt, now is a time to be completely engaged. Between a novel pandemic and a social justice movement proving to be downright revolutionary, this is your time to secure the health of equality necessary for every thriving community.

Now and again, a break is healthy, whether it's a temporary ban on screen time or a day on the trail. One outdoors sport in particular feels particularly timely right now as it has some useful etiquette built into its very nature. That sport is fly-fishing, the hobby that practically invented social distancing.

There are exceptions to everything, but generally, fly-fishing is built on a framework of peace and quiet. Certain insect hatches or famous stretches of river draw larger crowds than others but for the most part there's an unwritten rule that a rather large personal bubble will be preserved while on the water, rod in hand. When you tie a fly onto your leader and prepare to cast, you sign an oath to both the environment and those looking to savor it


https://www.themanual.com/outdoors/fly-fishing-invented-social-distancing/
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on June 21, 2020, 21:41:44 PM
Outdoor Report: Cribbage, fly-fishing and family


https://www.vvdailypress.com/lifestyle/20200621/outdoor-report-cribbage-fly-fishing-and-family
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on June 27, 2020, 10:35:48 AM
Fishing hat loaded with memories worth retrieving


>>>I walked across the four-lane highway and listened to a meadowlark. Saw the flickering tail of a deer. I picked up the hat and set it on.

Good hats are hard to find, I said aloud to no one.

Then I went back to the pickup truck, cut across the grassy median and trundled west to home.

https://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/fishing-hat-loaded-with-memories-worth-retrieving/article_bf0928e5-e4c4-52ac-b19d-40e127868147.html
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 12, 2020, 11:17:28 AM
https://wr.al/1IUrE

Tom Earnhardt; Good buffers make good neighbors

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Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 18, 2020, 10:17:43 AM
Concerns grow as COVID-19 causes crowds at Caney Fork River


>>>DEKLAB COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — As people find ways to safely get out of the house during COVID-19, conservationists worry the added crowds are putting stress on Tennessee's natural areas.

One of those concerned conservationists is Chris Nischan, who works as a fishing guide and has been on DeKalb County's Caney Fork River for decades.

"I started the fishing the Caney Fork when I was 15 years old, and I'm 57 now," Nischan said, while fly fishing Friday morning.

Fog was still coming off of the water when Nischan said he had already been out on the river for about an hour and a half.

"There's just something, something very special about it," he said in between casts.

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/concerns-grow-as-covid-19-causes-crowds-at-caney-fork-river

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Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 03, 2020, 10:42:49 AM
Ernest Hemingway and the Sault's 'wild nightmare kind of fishing'

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Fishing on the Sault Rapids. Sault Ste. Marie Public Library photo
From the archives of the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library:

>>>Ernest Hemingway is best known for his literary contributions. A winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature, he wrote such classics as The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea.

He also served in the First World War, worked as a journalist, married four times, and was a prolific sportsman before ultimately taking his own life in 1961. But did you know he has a Sault Ste. Marie connection

https://www.sootoday.com/columns/remember-this/ernest-hemingway-and-the-saults-wild-nightmare-kind-of-fishing-2609333


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Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 06, 2020, 10:29:01 AM
Opposition grows to new Colorado rule requiring purchase of hunting, fishing license to access some public lands

>>>An animal rights group opposed to hunting has sued Colorado Parks and Wildlife over a new rule that requires visitors to buy a hunting or fishing license to access State Wildlife Areas and State Trust Lands. The lawsuit comes as a diverse group of users of state public lands — hikers, climbers and paddlers — urge Colorado Parks and Wildlife to delay implementation of the new licensing regulation.

The license requirement imposed at the end of June fails to distinguish between residents and visitors who who buy licenses for hunting and fishing and people who might buy the license for non-consumptive uses of public lands like hiking, bird-watching, rafting and stand-up paddling, Friends of Animals argued in lawsuit filed Tuesday in Denver District Court. 


https://coloradosun.com/2020/08/06/colorado-hunting-fishing-license-rule-public-lands-opposition/
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 06, 2020, 10:32:58 AM
EPA settles lawsuit with Utah over Gold King Mine spill

Utah's lawsuit was one of several legal claims filed over the incident, but no other settlements have been reached, the EPA said Wednesday

>>>
SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado five years ago.

The Environmental Protection Agency agreed to fund $3 million in Utah clean water projects and give another $360 million to the state for remediation projects at abandoned mine sites, the federal agency said Wednesday in a joint news release with the Utah attorney general's office.


>>>The spill released 3 million gallons (11 million liters) of wastewater from the inactive Gold King Mine to pollute rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, including on Navajo Nation lands. Some waterways turned an orange-yellow color.


https://coloradosun.com/2020/08/06/gold-king-mine-spill-lawsuit-utah-settlement/
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 07, 2020, 10:24:58 AM
Prince Charles plans to extend his summer holiday at Balmoral 'for an extra week because the fishing is so good', royal photographer says

>>>The Prince of Wales plans to extend his summer holiday at the Queen's Balmoral estate 'for an extra week because the fly fishing is so good', according to a royal photographer.

Prince Charles, 71, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 73, apparently kicked off their break at their Scottish residence of Birkhall this week after he paid a visit to Caithness General Hospital in Wick on Friday to thank frontline workers, Hello! reported.

And the heir to the throne already plans to stay for seven days longer than planned so he can continue to pursue one of his favourite hobbies.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, royal photographer royal Tim Rooke claimed a local told him Charles 'has decided to stay up for an extra week because the fishing is so good'.


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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8599367/Prince-Charles-plans-extend-summer-holiday-Balmoral-extra-week.html
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 08, 2020, 10:33:22 AM

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>>>Dale Sexton and a business partner have purchased the iconic Dan Bailey's Fly Shop in downtown Livingston. Sexton has merged his former outdoor shop, Timber Trails, with the older store. 

https://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/famed-livingston-fly-fishing-shop-in-new-hands/article_e9078054-4a92-50b4-8911-6eccaeb06879.html


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Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 12, 2020, 18:11:52 PM
TU Embrace a Stream works on the Davidson River restoration 


https://www.instagram.com/p/CDzGUezjc4R/?igshid=3em6ncxli0ra

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Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 16, 2020, 14:16:53 PM
Tom Earnhardt on the Patients a Hugh Morton

https://wr.al/1Iic4

North Carolinians of my generation knew Hugh Morton as the person most responsible for bringing the "Battleship North Carolina" to Wilmington, as a strong voice for saving the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, as an ardent environmentalist, and as the developer and protector of Grandfather Mountain.
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 21, 2020, 11:39:44 AM
Fish tales: The time that salmon hopped into the boat

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>>>A couple weeks back, I asked BDN readers to share some fish tales, recognizing that nearly anything can happen on a fishing trip, and hoping others shared my view that you don't have to actually catch anything to end up with a whopper of a story.

read://https_bangordailynews.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbangordailynews.com%2F2020%2F08%2F21%2Foutdoors%2Ffish-tales-the-time-that-salmon-hopped-into-the-boat%2F

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Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 23, 2020, 09:26:57 AM
Angler lands record Yellowstone cutthroat trout


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>>>The recent catch of a 30.5-inch Yellowstone cutthroat trout has been approved by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game as a state record.

Sam Hix, visiting from Bellaire, Texas, caught the behemoth on Aug. 7 while fly-fishing on the Snake River with Idaho Falls guide Josh Heileson.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/08/angler-lands-record-yellowstone-cutthroat-trout
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 09, 2020, 09:30:18 AM
Grants to help boost brook-trout fishing in Eastern WV

>>>Brook-trout habitat in West Virginia's Potomac Highlands and Eastern Panhandle will soon get an upgrade.

Armed with $827,000 in grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contractors for the Trout Unlimited conservation organization will improve in-stream habitat, plant streamside trees to provide shade, and will reconnect stretches of stream that have become isolated from one another.

Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced the grants Sept. 3. The projects will focus primarily on headwater tributaries of the South Branch of the Potomac, and on tributaries of the Cacapon River.

Dustin Wichterman, who coordinates the work for Trout Unlimited, said $476,470 of the money will be spent in the South Branch watershed upstream from Franklin, in Pendleton County. The remaining $350,630 will be spent in the Cacapon watershed. Both projects will include work on public and private land.

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/outdoors/hunting_and_fishing/grants-to-help-boost-brook-trout-fishing-in-eastern-wv/article_281c0799-63fa-5089-81c2-94c336d5f916.html
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 09, 2020, 09:38:30 AM
Smith Creek: Tales of a favorite drainage

>>>Everyone should have a favorite drainage to pursue their outdoor activities. Smith Creek, in Boundary County, checks all of the boxes for me.

As it flows from the Selkirk Mountains into the Kootenai River, Smith Creek sources underneath Lions Head Ridge and Smith Peak. Cow Creek, an aptly named tributary because of Forest Service grazing allotments, joins Smith Creek near the old Dirt Oven site. The lower reach, below the spectacular Smith Falls, is channelized as it passes through the Boundary-Smith Creek Wildlife Management Area.

To qualify as your favorite, you must first establish a personal history with a watershed.

https://bonnercountydailybee.com/news/2020/sep/08/smith-creek-tales-favorite-drainage/
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 09, 2020, 09:45:36 AM
https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/weird-hidden-talents-rockstars-iron-maiden-david-bowie/

>>>Roger Daltrey from The Who
The Who frontman Roger Daltrey's luxurious rural estate has grown from 35 acres to over 400 acres under his stewardship since 1971 and he would often invite friends to go trout fishing on his land but, in a change of heart, decided over thirty years ago to open it up to the public.

Daltrey felt it was selfish to have this trout farm just for himself so, in 1981, he decided to open Lakeland Trout Fishery and has never looked back since. Speaking to Surrey Life in 2018 about the fishery, he said that he has "met lots of people who are more interested in fish than rock star Roger".

https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/status/786529030480683008?s=20

https://youtu.be/ypQMCVgilhQ
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 10, 2020, 10:14:04 AM
Dead rainbow trout floated on the South Platte. Could fish detectives crack the case?

>>>Two weeks ago, Rick Mikesell started his morning the way he often does before heading in to his job as operations manager at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver — he wet a line in the urban stretch of the South Platte River near the Interstate 25 overpass.

An isolated downpour the day before had bumped up the river's flow, and perhaps cooled it off a bit amid a stretch of blistering heat, and just as he suspected, his beloved carp were in fine form. Then he noticed a couple of dead rainbow trout floating nearby.

He didn't think much of it — rainbows are cold-water fish, and though some have been stocked by private interests and have adapted to this relatively warm stretch of the South Platte, it's not uncommon to find one that has succumbed to high temperatures. But then he saw another. And another. And another.

When the count reached a half-dozen, he grew concerned.



https://coloradosun.com/2020/09/10/dead-rainbow-trout-detectives/
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 10, 2020, 10:21:29 AM
Appreciating a legend while he's still around

>>>I took my time with John Gierach's latest work "Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers," which is not my usual program with his books. He's written 20 over his career, and I usually reach the back cover in a week or two.

>>>At some point, Gierach will write his last book, and in a year filled with eulogies of cultural icons, sporting icons and even traditional or historical ideas, I wanted to sit for a while in the moment of living appreciation. Gierach will write more books, but life happens.

As long as he is writing, I will be buying. He'll write about rivers I've fished, rivers I'd like to fish and rivers I'll never find out about because he's sworn them to secrecy. And that will never get old.

https://www.juneauempire.com/news/appreciating-a-legend-while-hes-still-around/


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Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 10, 2020, 10:31:22 AM
Colorado River Flow Now Part Of Caddisfly Battle In Bullhead City

>>>Bullhead City is located along the Colorado River, across from Laughlin, Nevada.

The area is known as a place to take advantage of Arizona's mild winters, to gamble or spend time along the river.

But it had a problem. Twice a year, caddisflies emerge from the river in swarms.

"They don't bite. They don't sting. They just are a nuisance. They get into people's food. They get into people's ears, noses. They're all over you," said Michael Cavallaro, a pest control expert for Bullhead City.

Caddisflies are commonly found wherever there is clean water, but the population near Bullhead City has exploded. Nobody knew what to do about it.

https://kjzz.org/content/1616749/colorado-river-flow-now-part-caddisfly-battle-bullhead-city
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 14, 2020, 10:11:51 AM


Get tips on tying flies at September 16 MDC virtual program


>>>People wanting to learn more about how to tie their own flies can get information at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) free virtual program "Fly Tying for Beginners." This online program will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 and is being put on by the staff of MDC's Springfield Conservation Nature Center. This program is designed for all ages. People can register for this program at:
https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/174110



https://www.lakenewsonline.com/news/20200913/get-tips-on-tying-flies-at-september-16-mdc-virtual-program


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Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 15, 2020, 08:18:12 AM
DEC: Salmon River low water level closes fly-fishing section until 'further notice'

>>>Normally, the Lower Fly Fishing-Only Zone on the Salmon River is open from Sept. 15 through May 14 each year.

Not this fall.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that the popular, catch and release zone, which stretches from the County Route 52 bridge in Altmar upstream .25 mile to the marked boundary at Beaverdam Brook, will remain closed until "further notice."

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2020/09/dec-lower-fly-fishing-only-zone-on-salmon-river-closed-until-oct-31.html
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Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 21, 2020, 08:26:30 AM
Fishing report: Know your bugs

>>>How important is it for us to know about what insects are in the Bitterroot and when they hatch? I have always promoted the pocket guide for insects written and published by Orvis. A new book has been published, written by Paul Weamer, titled "The Bug Book: A Fly Fisher's Guide to Trout Stream Insects." This book promises us a complete guide to aquatic entomology for fly fishermen, covering all the important insects and their imitations for the entire United States. I don't know about you but I don't plan to fish all of the United States in the remaining years of my life. I plan to fish a few rivers in Montana and maybe Wyoming, but do I care about the hatches in New York or Maine? Are the insects the same there as they are here? The answer to these questions and others that you may have are in the book or books that have been published in the past. Insects won't evolve in my lifetime or in several lifetimes to come, but knowing about your own home river might be a challenge to the novice fly fisherman.

https://ravallirepublic.com/news/local/article_67bc13b6-8bfb-5de7-b9a8-6e372eb3cad4.html


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Post by: Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on September 21, 2020, 09:38:28 AM
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on September 21, 2020, 08:26:30 AMFishing report: Know your bugs

>>>How important is it for us to know about what insects are in the Bitterroot and when they hatch? I have always promoted the pocket guide for insects written and published by Orvis. A new book has been published, written by Paul Weamer, titled "The Bug Book: A Fly Fisher's Guide to Trout Stream Insects." This book promises us a complete guide to aquatic entomology for fly fishermen, covering all the important insects and their imitations for the entire United States. I don't know about you but I don't plan to fish all of the United States in the remaining years of my life. I plan to fish a few rivers in Montana and maybe Wyoming, but do I care about the hatches in New York or Maine? Are the insects the same there as they are here? The answer to these questions and others that you may have are in the book or books that have been published in the past. Insects won't evolve in my lifetime or in several lifetimes to come, but knowing about your own home river might be a challenge to the novice fly fisherman.

https://ravallirepublic.com/news/local/article_67bc13b6-8bfb-5de7-b9a8-6e372eb3cad4.html


Never heard of Paul Weamer, but it appears he is one hell of a photographer, and this text seems worth it.

From my brief perusal of his work, it seems he has a certain concentration on the upper Delaware River watershed.  Fishing trips to the west and east branch of the D were some of my favorite angling memories.

There was an eddy downstream of Deposit that I visited several times.  I'd perch on the left descending bank and watch for hours and hours this eddy for emerging insects.  I collected a ton of different mayflies, and it was the only place I have ever fished where a brown would be feeding on one species of mayfly, and another brown a few meters away would be feeding on another species.  It was damn fun!  I still have many of the mayfly and caddis specimens in storage.  Most of the "yellow" mayflies I gave to a researcher in Indiana who was revising the group.
 
More power to those that want to expand their understanding of the critters.