[Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is an occasional feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.]
- The Cool Green Science blog on the Nature website features a fascinating story by the great Ted Williams—”Rehoming Brook Trout, the Dweller of Springs“—about brook-trout recovery efforts from Maine to the Southern Appalachians.
- Do you want to feel jealous today? Then read the profile of adventure angler Oliver White on the Vagabond Fly Mag website. If you’ve ever heard of a fly-fishing destination, then White has been there several times and probably caught the biggest fish. I hate that guy.
- Shaun Johnson of the Robb Report asked late-night host Jimmie Kimmel about his fly-fishing bucket list.
- If you’d like to improve your fly-casting technique, check out “Top 10 Casting Errors… And How To Fix Them” by Zach Matthews on his Itinerant Angler website.
- Watersheds don’t pay attention to international boundaries, and a story in the New York Times details how mining operations in Canada threaten U.S. stocks of Pacific salmon.
- The aim of the International Trout Congress is to assemble an international body for a series of structured lectures and discussions on the relationship between trout and humans. “The World of Trout” will be held next October in Bozeman, Montana, and will focus its discussions on themes that include the diversity and role of trout worldwide, conservation issues, and trout in the literature, in the arts, and in the classroom.
- On the Hatch magazine site, the great Lefty Kreh offers his thoughts on tenkara fishing, which he sees as a potential gateway to fly fishing for many people.