The first annual Irish Fly Fair will take place in Galway next month. Some of the world’s top fly tyers will be on hand to show off their craft, and professional casters will demonstrate how to catch trout, salmon and other species. The Irish Times offers more details.
A 67-year-old fly fishermen died from a rattlesnake bite on a backcountry stream in Southern California. William “Skip” Price was part of a team catching native trout as part of a study of Boulder Creek. By all accounts, Price was a dedicated angler, volunteer and conservationist.
The steelhead population in the San Lorenzo River—which flows through Santa Cruz, California—was listed as threatened in 1997, but this year’s number of smolts has exceeded all expectations. Although it’s too early to identify a trend, these numbers may bode well for steelhead populations all along the Central Coast.