First Casts 01.26.16

A brook trout from Red Brook, in eastern Massachusetts.
Photo courtesy of the Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition

[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.]

That tailing loop will eventually cost you a nice fish, so fix it now.
Photo by Zach Matthews
    • 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.

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