First Casts 12.18.14

Howard Tanner, right, changed the ecology of the Great Lakes in 1966 when he imported Pacific Ocean salmon in order to control invasive alewives—and create a salmon fishery like none other on the planet.
Photo via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

[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.]

    • A spectacular story by Dan Egan in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tells the story of Howard Tanner, the man responsible for creating the Great lakes salmon fishery. This multimedia presentation is fantastic.
    • On the Project healing Waters Fly Fishing site, a post called “The Courage of Hope” offers a moving account of the recent PHW event on New York’s Salmon River.
    • The news that the U.S. has normalized relations with Cuba has the Baltimore Sun‘s Dan Rodericks thinking of just one thing: “I want to go fishing in Cuba.”
    • On the Hatch Magazine website, Paul Snyder offers an extremely detailed review of the Orvis Silver Sonic Guide Waders. Snyder’s review even ends with a beer bet.
    • The latest issue of Angling Trade magazine offers insights into the fly-fishing industry, as well as an in-depth discussion of hatchery vs. wild fish.
    • On Midcurrent, writer Erin Block has penned a beautiful story about fly-fishing with her dad on a farm pond, which calls to mind scenes from her youth.

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