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Today, I’m sharing items from American Museum of Fly Fishing, Hatch Magazine, & 5280 Angler.
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From the Museum’s Twitter account: “All year long, entrance to the museum will be complimentary every Friday in honor of our fiftieth anniversary. We encourage everyone to stop by the museum over the course of 2018 and be a part of this amazing milestone.” Heading to Vermont for fishing, skiing, or beer this year? Stop in beautiful Manchester and check out this great repository of angling history.
The Patagonia Puff series has taken the lightweight synthetic insulation market to new places. The design and technology have been imitated in numerous ways, but Patagonia stays at the forefront by doing new things with the line. Hatch Magazine takes the newest offering, the Patagonia Tough Puff Hoody, out for some time on the water. You might not need to replace your old Nano Puff jacket for this model, but if you’re in the market for something new it is worth checking out.
Even the most eco-friendly angler can unknowingly do great damage to a stream by simply wading in the wrong place at the wrong time. Walking or fishing over redds – essentially “baby trout nests” – is a way to take countless fish out of the stream. If catch and release is important, so is this. The folks at Colorado’s 5280 Angler partnered with Nate Karnes to create some really iconic imagery that communicates this important issue. Currently there is only a Colorado version, but apparently other states are in the works. But really… it would work on an Yeti or back window in any state.
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