Tuesday, January 20, 2015

This Is Fly Magazine Issue 49



This is Fly Magazine issue 49 has been released. This new dynamic edition includes seven featured stories from across the world, a rock n’ roll mixtape, stunning photography feature, featured fly tyer, and, of course, our featured artist.

Read engaging interviews and stories from Adam Feuerman and Alex Beck, Chase Hancock of Skinny Water Culture, Tara Kramer, Chris Owens, Thad Robinson, Jay Johnson, Brian Jill, Thomas Enderlin, Derek Martin and the Hooké Tribe and Ben Sittig. Enjoy the stunning photography offerings from Dylan Drebitko, Ben Sittig, Adam Feuerman, Tim Hancock, Fred Campbell and Kevin Feenstra. This is Fly Magazine continues to embrace diversity with a collection of stories that will take readers around the world chasing Brown Trout, Roosterfish, Redfish and the ferocious Papa New Guinea black bass!

Adam Feuerman and Alex Beck sit down and talk about their new project In Search of Grande which depicts their adventure in Baha Mexico in search for a ‘Grande’ roosterfish. Adam tells us, “Our trip was an adventure. To me, the definition of adventure is an exciting experience filled with highs, lows, and the eventual earned success. We definitely experienced that and I think many people can relate. The important thing is that we stayed positive. It’s easy to lose focus and optimism when things aren’t working out. It’s hard to stay driven and committed, but that’s what it takes to be successful in anything. Our story could not have written itself any better and that is why fisherman and non-fisherman alike should relate to this story..”

Dylan Drebitko is our featured photographer. Dylan is a new contributor and we look forward to working with him more in 2015. Make sure you check out his awesome black and white photography.

This is Fly Magazine has partnerships with Trout Unlimited, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Casting for Recovery, Casting 4 A Cure, and Project Healing Waters. These relationships mean a lot to This is Fly Magazine and we plan to continue to work closely with each organization to benefit their cause in 2015.

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Friday, January 2, 2015

The Denver Fly Fishing Show is Back


Flyfishing Show-Denver is designed for the specialty fly-fishing industry, Fly-Fishing Retailer World Trade Expo connects a targeted audience to conduct business in a professional and friendly atmosphere. The event will be held at the Denver Merchandise Mart.

Escape the cold and warm up with more Fly Fishing seminars, booths as well as 2015 top fishing equipment. I can't wait to catch up with some old friends and scope out some new gear.


Saturday
ROOM A
10:00 Gray Reef 2015-Kray Lutz
11:00 Float Fishing The Black Canyon-Derek Kehmeier
12:00 Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park and Big Thompson River-Kirk & Laurie Bien
1:00 Tenkara-Daniel Galhardo
2:00 Fishing & Tying Wet Flies-Larry Kingrey and Bill Edrington
3:00 Fly Fishing Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness Area-Steve Schweitzer
4:00 Tying Soft Hackles and Spiders: Materials, Techniques, and Philosophy-John Shaner

ROOM B
10:00 The Eagle River- Tactics in Unfamiliar Waters-Duane Redford
11:00 Secrets of the Bighorn River-Michael Mastrangelo
12:00 Fly Fishing Telluride: Same State, Different World, Version 2015-John Duncan
1:00 Fly Fishing the Henry’s Fork-Nelson Ishiyama
2:00 Fly Fishing the Roaring Fork Colorado & Frying Pan Rivers-Cameron Cipponeri
3:00 Fly Fishing the San Juan River and Lesser Known rivers in Southwest Colorado-Cameron Cipponeri
4:00 Flyfishing the Yampa Valley: Opportunities around Steamboat Springs-Wes Fout

ROOM C
10:00 Stalking Trout in Yellowstone Country-Alice Owsley
11:00 Wilderness Fishing-Mike Kephart
12:00 Henry’s Fork Country-Mike Lawson
1:00 Fly Fishing The Baja and Central America-Mike Rieser
2:00 Dry Fly Solitude: Montana’s Kootenai Country-Dave Blackburn
3:00 Fishing Lees Ferry-Terry Gunn
4:00 Tenkara: Advanced Techniques and Strategies for the Non-traditionalist-Paul Vertrees

ROOM D
10:00 Uncrowded Alaska Steelheading-Matt Sprechter
11:00 Baja Mexico: Fly Fishing Roosterfish and More-James Shaughnessy
12:00 Fishing World Famous Mosquito Lagoon-Capt. Jesse Register
1:00 Kick Boating 101-Jeff Hatton
2:00 The Chuitna River- A Wild Salmon Run at Risk-Eric Booton
3:00 World Class Fly Fishing in the West – Experience the Middle Fork Salmon and Rogue River-Kelsey Helfrich

Sunday
ROOM A
10:00 Tying Soft Hackles and Spiders: Materials, Techniques, and Philosophy-John Shaner
11:00 Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park and Big Thompson River-Kirk & Laurie Bien
12:00 Gray Reef 2015-Kray Lutz
1:00 Tenkara-Daniel Galhardo
2:00 Fly Fishing the Roaring Fork Colorado & Frying Pan Rivers-Cameron Cipponeri
3:00 Fly Fishing the San Juan River and Lesser Known Rivers in Southwest Colorado-Cameron Cipponeri

ROOM B
10:00 Stalking Trout in Yellowstone Country-Alice Owsley
11:00 The Eagle River- Tactics in Unfamiliar Waters-Duane Redford
12:00 Secrets of the Bighorn River-Michael Mastrangelo
1:00 Henry’s Fork Country-Mike Lawson
2:00 Float Fishing The Black Canyon-Derek Kehmeier
3:00 Tenkara: Advanced Techniques and Strategies for the Non-traditionalist-Paul Vertrees

ROOM C
10:00 Fishing Stories from 11,500 feet-Mike Kephart
11:00 Front Range Anglers Guided Destination Angling Trips-Steve McLaughlin
12:00 Flyfishing the Yampa Valley: Opportunities around Steamboat Springs-Wes Fout
1:00 Fishing Lees Ferry-Terry Gunn
2:00 Dry Fly Solitude: Montana’s Kootenai Country-Dave Blackburn
3:00 World Class Fly Fishing in the West – Experience the Middle Fork Salmon and Rogue River-Kelsey Helfrich

ROOM D
10:00 Uncrowded Alaska Steelheading-Matt Sprechter
11:00 Baja Mexico: Fly Fishing Roosterfish and More-James Shaughnessy
12:00 Kick Boating 101-Jeff Hatton
1:00 Fishing World Famous Mosquito Lagoon-Capt. Jesse Register




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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Obama Expected To Name Colorado’s Browns Canyon The Next National Monument



A two-decade effort to permanently protect Colorado’s Browns Canyon now appears within reach as the Obama administration is poised to designate the 22,000-acre area on the Arkansas River as a national monument.

One of the last choreographed steps in the national monument dance took place over the weekend, with senior public lands managers from the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management attending a packed public meeting in Salida, Colorado. About 500 people jammed the SteamPlant Theater, most of them expressing strong support for a monument designation that would permanently protect one of the West’s premier white water rafting and trout fishing areas, and a place where outdoor recreation is a powerful economic driver in the regional economy of south-central Colorado.

Bill Dvorak, the head of a local citizens group that has advocated for permanent protection of the area, told the Denver Post he was confident the finish line is in sight. “I think we’re about 90 percent there,” said Dvorak. “I’m hoping that we’ve finally pushed this thing through. It certainly deserves to have that protection after all these years and all the support we’ve generated. I’m pretty dang confident right now.”

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Winter Redfishing on a Fly Top Locations



Winter Redfish Locations

­Winter reds are found in­shore in water less than four feet deep. Sometimes they habitat waters so shallow that their tail fins are visible. They prefer soft mud and vegetation, as well as oyster, clam and mussel reefs. Inshore fishing spots include jetties, coves, points and pilings, where the reds can hide and munch on baitfish and crustaceans.

For winter bulls (adult redfish), your best bet will be the Gulf Coast waters off Florida, but each location listed below sports high populations of redfish. Keep in mind that winter in the Gulf Shore starts in late January and goes through early March. A few of the best winter redfish locations include:

In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala., cold weather pushes the reds to the ends of canals and rivers where the offshore bulls get mighty hungry. [source: Weir] You will also find plenty of young reds, called puppy drums.

New Orleans and Lafitte, La., are considered two of the best Gulf redfish fishing locations. High tides and strong winds move the reds deep into marshes of bayou country, where you can find scores of young reds. [source: Schultz]

Big Reds are moving in inshore waters along Florida's Gulf Coast from the Indian River, Mosquito Lagoon, and the Intercoastal Waterway [source: Sargeant]. St. Joe's Bay and Apalachicola are noted redfish hotspots from spring clear through winter.

The Mississippi Delta is a redfish haven, and beginning in the fall, the cuts and channels between the Barrier Islands offer up excellent redfish. Don't overlook the Biloxi's Back Bay area, as it is an excellent fly-fishing area. [source: Leon]

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