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Colorado’s State Fish Swims Back From Brink of Extinction

Some encouraging news for anglers in Colorado: populations of the state fish swim back from brink of extinction. From the article on CNN: The greenback cutthroat trout, Colorado’s state fish, was declared extinct over 50 years ago. But last week officials found the first confirmation that the trout are once again reproducing in the wild. [...]

Take the Pledge and Keep Fish Wet this Summer

How an angler catches, fights, handles, and releases a fish has a major impact on its survival. As water temperatures continue to rise across the country, take the pledge this summer and keep fish wet all the time. A variety of resources exist to educate anglers on best practices. From understanding water temperature to knowing [...]

Trout and Water Temperature: To Fish or Not to Fish

IMPORTANT: Many rivers and streams across the country are experiencing temporary closures as a result of high temperatures. Please inquire locally at a fly shop or at your state's online regulation resource.  As hot summer conditions across the West become the norm, it is important to be aware of the effects of water temperature on [...]

Media and Influencers Gather at Inaugural Confluence

We recently hosted the first-ever Confluence. At the event, media and influencers gathered to discuss fly fishing challenges and opportunities. The event was co-hosted by the Madison Valley Ranch (2021 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year) in Ennis, Montana and featured a diverse cross-section of media and influencers who met to discuss technology and the [...]

onWater launches their industry-leading fishing app

onWater Fly Fishing, an Outdoor Recreation technology provider, announces the launch of the onWater App for anglers and the fly fishing community. This new app and platform is now available with iOS and Android for mobile devices and tablets, and for desktop via onwaterapp.com. This innovative platform delivers highly detailed, GPS-enabled angling maps along with [...]

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