[Editor’s Note: “Short 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.]
- Looking forward to this year’s Fly-Fishing Film Tour (F3T)? The Spokane Spokesman-Review offers a rundown of some of the films featured, including “A Kinetic Loop,” from our colleague Simon Perkins. For a full schedule of F3T showings around the country, click here.
- Kelly Galloup has made a name for himself by creating streamers that catch big fish. On Midcurrent, Dave Karczynski interviews Galloup about how he achieved this notoriety. In the process, Galloup offers lots of tips and advice for those who like to chuck meaty patterns.
- If you’re heading out to catch redfish in the next couple of months, don’t miss Joe Cermele’s article on the Field & Stream blog, in which he suggests three killer crab flies and methods for fishing them.
- What to do when you can’t fish is the topic on the Deneki Outdoors blog. The post offers 12 ways to get the most of the off season, and then commenters continue to add to the list.
- Here are two very cool fish-biology stories: First, the Fly Paper blog explores the mysteries of the tarpon’s incredible eye and how the species’ acute eyesight affects how we fish for them. Also, hot on the heels of the cool video of an African tigerfish taking a bird right out of the air (see above), National Geographic offers some facts about the tigerfish and its life.
- Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has announced that it would like to build a research center in the Middle Keys of South Florida. BTT and the three other agencies want to lease a half acre of Keys Marine Lab for a state-of-art research facility to study bonefish, tarpon and permit, and to serve as an outreach center.
- Writing on the DieFische blog—which sounds German but is really out of Texas—Eric Feldkamp discusses how the amount of confidence you have in a pattern affects your fishing success.