[Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.]
- High Country Angler magazine, which covers the Rocky Mountains is now available as a free digital edition. If you haven’t read it before, it’s published in cooperation with Colorado Trout Unlimited and features lots of great photography and content.
- High summer is terrestrial season, and over on the Gink and Gasoline blog, Johnny Spillane offers his top 10 terrestrial patterns, from classics like the Parachute Ant to more avant-garde patterns like the Pany Dropper hopper.
- Wanna see a cool video of how they stock trout in high mountain lakes from airplanes? Then check out this fascinating story from Fox13 in Salt Lake City: “From the Uintas to The La Sal, wildlife experts with the Division of Wildlife Resources make sure the lakes are filled with Utah’s native fish, and sometimes the only way to get there is by plane.”
- If you’ve got kids you’d like to start on the road to becoming an angler, Tim Romano has some excellent advice in his “7 Tips to Get Your Kid Interested in Fishing” over on the Flt Talk blog.
- Today is the first day of the International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Orlando, Florida. The 2014 show issue of Angling Trade magazine will give you the skinny on what’s going on at the show and in the fly-fishing industry as a whole.