Fly Fishing Affordably

It’s no secret that you can spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on fly fishing gear. Shoot, I’ve done that more often than I’d care to admit. But it doesn’t have to be expensive, as Ross Purnell reminds us in this story over at Fly Fisherman Magazine. In it, he lists some of the best inexpensive gear […]

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Taming Your Buck Fever

No, this isn’t an article about deer hunting. It’s a useful commentary from Louis Cahill on how to not screw up the first cast to a big trout. This article is insightful, and timely, since a lot of big trout are out and more easily accessible this time of year. Read it in full here. […]

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International Fly Tying Symposium Updates Dates, Venue

The 30th annual International Fly Tying Symposium – postponed in 2020 due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic – has been rescheduled for Nov. 20-21, 2021, announced founder and director Chuck Furimsky. The event will be held at the Parsippany Hilton Hotel, 1 Hilton Court, Parsippany, New Jersey.  The hotel complex is some 51 miles from […]

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The Good American Outdoors Act

In his most recent piece over at Hatch Magazine, Chad Shmukler echoes some of the same sentiments and concerns I shared a few weeks ago about the Great American Outdoors Act. Mainly, Shmukler argues that funding conservation with money generated from oil and gas development on federal land is a “deal with the devil.” While I don’t […]

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Kayak angling document cod

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Vietnam incarcerates activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution march

Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of anglers protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Environmental activism Vietnam incarcerates activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution procession Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of anglers protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Associated Press Tue […]

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British record barbel of 21 lb 2 oz quietly enters history lists

THE specimen world was shocked when it read all about a new British record barbel that was accepted at the end of 2019. Colin Smithson’s 21 lb 2 oz British record barbel was accepted by the British Record Fish Committee at their final meeting of 2019. Colin Smithson caught his 21 lb 2 oz British […]

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Review: Octbox D25 Two-Drawer Seat Box and Lithium Powered Wheel Kit

The Octbox D25 Two-Drawer Seat Box and Lithium Powered Wheel Kit comes under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: top-end seatbox and electric barrow. Seatbox specifications: constructed from ultra-strong and ultra-light alloy; 230 welds provide a rock-solid […]

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Monster catfish landed jointly by father and son

WAYNE CLARK decided to take up angling again so he could take his son Billie – and they jointly caught this 81 lb 8 oz catfish. The pair shared a huge hit of 17 catfish and carp for 848 lb 8 oz from Wintons Fishery, near Burgess Hill in West Sussex. Wayne said: “I joined […]

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Review: Maver Reality Side Tray

The Maver Reality Side Tray comes under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: a side tray for seatbox and fishing chair systems. Specifications: aluminium construction; drainage holes in the corners; supplied with universal fittings, for 25, 30 […]

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