Welcome to our new weekly roundup of news from across the world of fly fishing. Every Monday morning, we’ll bring you up to speed on interesting stories, new records, important conservation news, and anything else we think you should know about.
Fans of online magazines take note: the latest issue of flymage is now online. With features on fishing for barbel, an important story on rock snot, and a great selection of images and video, there’s plenty to entertain here.
After an incredibly long runoff season, it looks like rivers in the Rocky Mountain West are starting to heat up. According to the Billings Gazette, fishing-dependent businesses in Wyoming suffered through July, with bookings way down and few available places to cast a line. But now rivers across the state are offering prime fishing in clear, albeit fast water. In Montana, many old-timers remember this kind of runoff from days gone by. A story from NBCMontana.com says that fishing conditions are looking up in Ennis, which should mean great water levels for August and September.
Ever wonder how fish get stocked in high mountain lakes? Here’s a cool story about the Oregon Department of fish and wildlife helicopter-stocking 345,000 trout in 500 lakes in the Cascades.