Can you think of a better way to start your Saint Patrick’s Day than to pair your morning coffee/tea with the latest edition of “Things Worth Reading?” Neither can we. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Rethinking Wet Flies (American Angler, Scott Sanchez)
Wet flies are still an effective way to catch fish, as Scott Sanchez points out in this article. He gives a few recipes that you might find helpful, and there are two videos included as well. Try tying a few of your own!
3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Fly Fishing (Stalking the Seam)
Matthew Copeland and Steven Brutger of Stalking the Seam outline 3 things each that they would have found to be helpful when they were first getting into fly fishing. Each of them offers three different (and helpful!) tips for anyone just getting started in the sport.
Pro Tips: 10 Ways to Get Your Nymphs to the Bottom (Orvis Fly Fishing)
While dry flies and streamers are great fun, nymphing produces fish more often than not. These are some helpful tips to get your flies to the bottom of the stream quickly, in order to have them “in the zone” for fish to see.
The Straight Scoop on Fly Tying Dubbing (The Slide Inn, Kelly Galloup)
There are a whole lot of different kinds of dubbing available today. In this video, Kelly breaks down the differences between natural, synthetic, and blended dubbings to help you choose the ones that are best suited for you.
Pebble is Still the Wrong Mine in the Wrong Place (Alaska Dispatch news, Brian Kraft)
Brian Kraft is the owner of four outdoor lodges in Alaska. In this article he hits on the main points of why the Pebble Mine is not a great idea for the environmental and economic reasons, as well as why Alaskans of both political parties are opposed to the mine.