Great National Geographic Story on Fishing and Climate Change

The effects of climate change are already apparent on rivers in many regions.
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Earlier this month, I was contacted by a writer named Ben Jervis who told me that he was working on an online piece for National Geographic about climate change and fly fishing. Since I don’t consider myself an. . .

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Video: “Flight Mode,” Brown Trout in Norway

Here’s a gorgeous video from Norway’s Trond Kjærstad, who puts his cell phone in flight mode and heads off to a sweet lake where big browns cruise among weedbeds. There are a couple killer shots of. . .

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Pro Tip: How to Prepare for a Guided Fly-Fishing Trip

A little bit of casting practice goes a long way once you’re on the water.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Some people fish with guides all the time, but most anglers have probably never done it. Others might hire a guide just once or twice a year. So if you do make that leap and hire a local expert to take you fishing, whether its on the Roaring Fork or the flats of Belize, what’s the best way to. . .

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Short Casts 09.19.13

As Anglo American announced it is pulling out of the controversial Southwest Alaska mining prospect, it left hanging questions about the future of the proposed Pebble Mine.
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[Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.]

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Video: How to Tie a Cream Cahill Sparkle Dun

This Sparkle Dun pattern is highly visible in low light and imitates both duns and spinners.

Late-season light Cahills (McCaffertium modestum)—traditionally called Cream Cahills—often hatch sporadically the last hour or two of light. The trout will rise to these duns, but they sometimes prefer the spinners, which return right at. . .

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