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How to Tie a Herter’s Bastard Midge

How to Tie a Herter’s Bastard Midge

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie the Herter’s Bastard Midge in this week’s featured tying video. “I know a lot of people who swear by this pattern both out west and here in the East,” says Flagler. “Absolutely give it a try.”

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Tippets: Howler Brothers Beginnings, Fighting Big Fish

Tippets: Howler Brothers Beginnings, Fighting Big Fish

  • In the most recent episode of The Drake Cast, learn about the history of the Howler Brothers Brand. Namely, writes Elliott Adler, “How did a band of fishing and surfing bums living in Virginia create an iconic Texan brand?”
  • “Whether you are still a novice or have paid your dues for a few years, it’s important to have a game plan for landing big fish once they are hooked,” writes Brian McGeehan of Montana Angler Fly Fishing. Read more in this article as he outlines strategies and techniques for how to fight big fish. Via Orvis.

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Video Hatch: “Managing Running Line”

Video Hatch: “Managing Running Line”

In this video from Headhunters Fly Shop, Mike McCune offers pointers on managing running/shooting line while fishing with shooting head systems.

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Tippets: Juice Up Your Cast, Sunlight & Shade

Tippets: Juice Up Your Cast, Sunlight & Shade
  • From building speed in your cast to the weight and flex of your fly rod, Domenick Swentosky writes about how to put more “juice” in your fly cast in this article via Troutbitten.
  • How sunlight and shade impact trout behavior and feeding is an often overlooked part of reading water. As Dave Jensen demonstrates in this recent Masterclass Monday from Orvis, “your approach must take these conditions into account.”

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Tippets: Earl Harper’s Fishy People, Wind Knots Q&A

Tippets: Earl Harper’s Fishy People, Wind Knots Q&A
  • Around the world, no matter the language or cultural barrier, anglers share an instant connection. And for photographer Earl Harper, this connection causes him to train his lens “on the fishy people he encounters in fishy places with increasing frequency—whether close to Harper’s home in Seattle, Washington or in distant places like Mongolia, Kamchatka, Argentina or Thailand.” Read more and view a selection of portraits via Hatch Magazine.
  • In a new Q&A video series, Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outfitters outlines how to prevent and deal with wind knots. Watch more here.

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Costa Launches New, Lightest Collection of Performance Metal Frames

Costa Launches New, Lightest Collection of Performance Metal Frames

Costa Sunglasses has announced the launch of new performance metal frame styles, “which are among the lightest titanium frames on the market and will be available in retail in early November.”

Read more in the press release below. 

Costa Launches New, Lightest Collection of Performance Metal Frames

Daytona Beach, Fla. – November 19, 2018  Adding to its current collection of metal frames, Costa Sunglasses® is launching new metal styles with enhanced performance features including ultra-strong, lightweight titanium frames with castor seed Bio-Resin and Hydrolite® temple tips. The new metals are among the lightest titanium frames on the market and will be available in retail in early November.

The four new unisex metal frames come in various sizes and include over-injected and adjustable temple tips; air-cushion, full-motion nose pads; textured rubber temple pads for grip; and internal spring hinges for added performance and comfort. The new styles are available with Costa’s 580® polycarbonate lenses in various color options including gray, blue mirror, gray silver mirror, green mirror, copper silver mirror and sunrise silver mirror.

The Turret, the smallest and lightest of the new metal frames, weighing in at 9.47 grams, is a medium frame with a full rim. It comes in three frame colors including matte black, matte dark gunmetal and matte silver. Each frame color features a coordinating temple tip, rubber and logo color ranging from deep blue and matte black to gray and orange—offering a pop of color in just the right dose.

Helo weighs only 9.78 grams, offers a large fit with back-chassis, giving the frame a rimless look with the strength of a top bar, and is proving popular with both men and women. The three featured colors in this frame style include matte black with matte black temples and black rubber, matte champagne with deep blue temples and turquoise rubber, and matte silver with translucent gray temples and orange rubber.

The Skimmer (9.48 grams) and Pilothouse (10.91 grams) frames are the largest of the new metals providing an extra-large fit. Each comes in two color options: matte black with black temples and black rubber, Skimmer is also available in matte silver with matte dark translucent gray temples and orange rubber, and the Pilothouse style also comes in matte dark gunmetal with deep blue temples and black rubber.

“Costa’s full collection of metal frames now includes 13 styles to fit various face shapes and accommodate a full-range of activities from the beach to the boat,” said John Sanchez, vice president of product design at Costa. “The new metal styles offer ultra-light, durable performance sunglass frames with a rimless option many of our customers were looking for—we’re excited to show our customers the four new styles we’ve added to Costa’s growing metals collection.”

The new performance metals feature Costa’s 580 color-enhancing lens technology, which provides 100 percent UV protection and polarization, delivering the clearest lenses on the planet. Costa’s 580 lenses selectively filter out harsh yellow light for superior contrast and definition and absorb high-energy blue light to cut haze and enhance sharpness.

Costa’s new metal styles range in price from $219 to $239, based on frame style, color and lens selection. For more information on the new frames and Costa’s full line of performance sunglasses, visitwww.costasunglasses.com.

About Costa
As the leading manufacturer of the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses, Costa offers superior lens technology and unparalleled fit and durability. Still handcrafted today in Florida, Costa has created the highest quality, best performing sunglasses and prescription sunglasses (Rx) for outdoor enthusiasts since 1983. Born on the water, Costa works hard to protect the waters it calls home. Through programs like its Kick Plastic campaign, where the brand seeks to raise awareness about the growing plastic pollution problem threatening oceans worldwide, to serving as a long-term partner to shark research organization OCEARCH, Costa encourages people to help protect the Earth’s natural resources in any way they can. Find out more on Costa’s website and join the conversation on FacebookInstagram or Twitter at @CostaSunglasses.

Media Contacts:
Heather Miller, (864) 607-7922, heatherm@gunpowderinc.com
Carie Breunig, (414) 412-9155, carieb@gunpowderinc.com

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Tippets: Retrieve Techniques, Convenience Key to Favorite Waters

Tippets: Retrieve Techniques, Convenience Key to Favorite Waters

  • Ryan Ragain writes about different retrieve techniques in this article on Fly Fisherman. “The methods a fly fisher could use to twitch a fly are limited only by creativity,” he writes, “but there are four techniques I ordinarily use. Wiggling, skating, mending, and stripping all transfer motion to your fly.”
  • Homewaters come out a winner in a new study from Southwick Associates. “AnglerSurvey.com recently polled anglers on what was most important to them when choosing a place to cast a line and found that nearly 60 percent of them placed proximity to home as a key factor.” Read more here.

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RIO’s DirectCore Gets Introduced Into Its Best-Selling Bonefish Line

RIO’s DirectCore Gets Introduced Into Its Best-Selling Bonefish Line

RIO Products has announced a new line designed specifically for chasing bonefish. The DirectCore Bonefish Line was the the winner of the Best New Saltwater Fly Line at IFTD.

Read more in the press release below.

RIO’s DirectCore Gets Introduced Into Its Best-Selling Bonefish Line

IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO (November 1, 2018) – Anglers looking for their next bonefish fly line should look no further than the winner of the Best New Saltwater Fly Line at the IFTD show in July – RIO’s DirectCore Bonefish Line.

Built on RIO’s low-stretch, low-memory DirectCore, this line lies perfectly straight on the water, does not retract after being straightened, and retains the stiffness needed for repeated shots in tropical conditions The DirectCore Bonefish Line has a long head and rear taper to make smooth, efficient casts while the mid-length front taper produces great turnover and soft presentations of typical bonefish flies.

In addition, this line features RIO’s triple-colored SureFire marking system – a color combination that helps anglers know how much line to hold while on deck and how much line to aerialize for the perfect casting load.

The DirectCore Bonefish Line is available in sand/orange/blue in WF6F through WF9F. Watch here for more information on this award-winning line. Find one at your local RIO dealer for $119.99.

About RIO Products:

RIO is a pioneer in developing fly lines, leaders and tippet material to enhance fly fishing experiences across the globe. Offering premium fly lines for both freshwater and saltwater fishing applications, RIO consistently utilizes field experience and scientific testing to create the best products on the market for anglers. Founded 20 years ago in the mountains of Idaho, RIO continues to develop innovative products, design revolutionary tapers and refine performance-driven fly line technologies. For more information about RIO Products, please visitwww.rioproducts.comConnect with us through FacebookInstagram, and Vimeo.

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Tippets: Dam Removal Projects for 2019, Reflections on River Closures, Brown Trout and Native Cutthroat in Montana

Tippets: Dam Removal Projects for 2019, Reflections on River Closures, Brown Trout and Native Cutthroat in Montana

  • Across the country, dams are being reviewed and removed. From California to Maryland, Tara Lohan writes about four specific dam removal projects on the radar in the upcoming year. Via Adventure Journal.
  • In light of the recent decision by the Idaho Fish and Game Department to close their steelhead season on December 7th, Josh Mills writes a thoughtful article about “What Does the River (or a Fish) Owe You?” on The Drake. “Fingers are pointing everywhere and anywhere,” he writes. “The river owes you nothing. Salmon and steelhead owe you nothing. We owe them everything.”
  • A recent study examining brown trout and native Yellowstone cutthroat in the Crazy Mountains of Montana shows a negative effect on the native trout populations. “Nonnative brown trout can substantially alter food webs, compete with and reduce recruitment of native fishes, and lead to declines in native fish abundance,” according to the paper published by scientists Robert Al-Chokhachy and Adam Sepulveda of the U.S. Geological Survey in Bozeman. Brett French reports via The Missoulian.

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Tippets: Veterans on the Water, First Trip for Northern Pike

Tippets: Veterans on the Water, First Trip for Northern Pike

  • This recent article on CNN features the work Warriors & Quiet Waters is doing to help veterans through fly fishing. “The group invites post-9/11 veterans from all over the country to participate in week-long fly-fishing expeditions. Veterans are outfitted with clothing, gear, and lessons before spending two days on some of the country’s best fishing rivers. The foundation’s executive director, Faye Nelson, believes a critical part of the experience is camaraderie forged between veterans with shared combat experiences. That bond, she says, allows them to open up about their struggles.”
  • From powerful hook sets to splashy fly presentations, Chuck Coolidge writes about some of the tips he learned on a recent trip to Wisconsin to fly fish for northern pike. Read more via Orvis.

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