Wednesday Wake-Up Call 11.13.19

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a weekly roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Icy Hot Jig

In this week’s great fly-tying how-to video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to tie a winter jig pattern that combines a cool blue abdomen with a hot orange thorax. Tim has found that blue is a great winter color and that orange . . .

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Insect Facts: The Family Stone

On this common species (Agnetina capitata), you can see the clear segmentation, gills, and the stonefly’s distinctive profile.
Photo by Bob Henricks, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license . . .

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Podcast: South Dakota’s Unique Pheasant-Hunting Culture

On the eve of the South Dakota Pheasant Opener, Reid sat down in an office adjacent to Mitchell’s storied Corn Palace with three staffers from Pheasants Forever. In attendance are Matt Morlock (SD State Coordinator for Pheasants Forever), Chris . . .

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Video: Norwegian Browns and Beers

Here’s a lovely short video from the folks at Tørt Fly Fishing, about a trip to chase browns in the Norwegian backcountry. The scenery, the fish, the filmmaking, and the lunch all look fantastic. They really know how to focus on the aesthetically . . .

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Video: How to Make a Simple Hackle-Folding Tool

This week, Tim shows you how to make a super simple tool that will make folding hackles easy and fast. This is great for when you’re looking to create a swept-back collar of hackle fibers. Starting with a basic guitar pick (available for fifty cents at . . .

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Honor Those Who Served with a Veterans Day Film Festival


J.R. Saltzman, who lost his right arm below the elbow and suffered damage to his left hand while serving
in Iraq in 2006, competes in the 10th Annual Project healing Waters 2-Fly Tournament.
Photo by Ed Felker, Dispatches from the Potomac

We have posted many times about the great organizations that use fly fishing as a way to help veterans deal with or recover from challenges, both physical and mental, resulting from . . .

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