First Casts 07.01.15

Arctic grayling are making a comeback in Yellowstone National Park
Photo via USFWS Mountain-Prairie on Flickr

[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 effects of hot water and hot weather on trout have been popular topics in the news. On the Field & Stream Fly Talk blog, Tim Romano discusses when it’s time to stop fishing to give trout a break, and an article on Mashable discusses how record temperatures across the West are the result of a “heat dome,” which saw 465 temperature records broken or tied in the last week. This is obviously a problem for trout rivers, and the fires spawned by the heat could negatively impact fish habitat.
      • Writing on Outside Online, Kelly Bastone offers “6 Anglers’ Escapes,” including such destinations as the Driftless Area of Wisconsin and Colorado’s Taylor River.

The Americans placed second in Bosnia, beating out several traditional world powers.
Photo via Fly Fishing Team USA

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