Spencer Higa, of Falcon’s Ledge, sent in this great picture from the Phoenix International Sportsmen’s Exposition, along with this report:
Manchester, VT- The Orvis Company announced today the winners of their Commitment to protect Nature Grants for 2011. Every year, Orvis reviews projects submitted from around the world. From those submissions Orvis chooses the best ones to share with their customers in matching grant campaigns in their catalogs and online. This year’s projects reach around the globe and include: Protection of the endangered black rhino of Zimbabwe and of the Coral Triangle fisheryRead More
[Editor’s note: Here’s a snowpack update from Doc Thompson, owner of High Country Anglers.]
The media throughout the Southwest is working hard to paint a doom-n-gloom picture of a bone-dry New Mexico. I have an issue with this, since they forgot to look into what’s going on in the northern part of the state, particularly the Taos area. Yesterday I had 4 to 5 inches of fresh snow, and it continued to snow throughout the day. Here is a picture I took yesterday morning along the Cimarron. The Cimarron Watershed snowpack is only 9% below average, and some of our other high-mountain. . .Read More
Step 1. The Basic (Pick-up and Lay-Down) Casting Stroke
Freezing rain. That was the initial forecast for early Saturday morning. I thought it could be the end of this early-season trip in search of a pike or two. My brother Pete and a few other friends had told me about a spot with some decent pike during the winter. I have been dying to get into a water wolf, since it has been since October since I last landed one. I know that the season is coming up quickly, but it is never too early to have a pike on the end of a fly line. My buddy Kevin was concerned about. . .Read More
Today’s the day it finally hit me: I’m sick of winter. With a foot of snow still on the ground and tomorrow’s high expected to be in the teens, fishing season still seems a long way off. Feeling sorry. . .Read More
Tom talks a lot, and it finally caught up with him He has a bit of larygitis this week, but takes one for the team and answers a phone request for a largemouth bass episode.
In the fly box: Do fish see color? We also take a phone request for a series on fishing different regions of the United States and beyond.
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Lovers of fly-fishing photography should feast their eyes on the new issue of Catch Magazine, which features a wonderful photo essay on trout fishing in South Africa, some great closeups of mayflies, and Todd Moen’s video “Steelhead Dreams, Part II.”
Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Fest, in which we scour the Internets for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s videos run the gamut from winter bull trout on the Metolius to 1950s-era double-haul lessons to urban angling in Norway. Click “Read More” to see this week’s films, and enjoy!Read More