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Today, I’m sharing items from National Park Maps, Tightline Productions, and Lee Wulff Films.
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If you have been living under and/or beneath a rock over the past eight months, you might not have heard that 2016 is the 100 year anniversary of the National Park Service. While we can surely debate the bureaucratic interference that can often mar the conservation and experience of the NPS, it is undeniable that these are some truly amazing places. Want to plan a trip? Believe it or not the government sites can be difficult to navigate. Thanks to Matt Holly, there is now a centralized digital resource site. Maps and more can be found there. So surf: you can plan your trip or daydream!
Do you fish the squirmy wormy? Don’t pretend you don’t. Even if you think it is too low-brow for trout, you can at least admit that it is a great warm water fly. My four year old loves them. They are visible, they are easy to cast, and fish love them. This video from Tightline Productions is great. A simple trick makes tying these flies a breeze. And even if you’re not a proficient tyer, the squirmy wormy is such a value to make on your own. Check out this video and all of their other stuff.
We are not too far away in time from some of the most prominent figures in modern fly fishing. Joan and Lee Wulff have done so much for the sport and culture. Their contributions in film are one facet of that impact. This Instagram account, while new, is a social media outlet for a project seeking to release more of Lee Wulff’s videos. Give them a follow for some cool historical content, Catskills fishing pictures, and updates on their endeavors.