6 posts categorized "Fly Fishing Science"

October 14, 2008

Anglers are also asked not to target fish directly below the weir


For the second time in as many years, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is operating a fish weir on the Madison downstream of Yellowstone with cooperation from Gallatin National Forest and funding from PPL Montana.

The primary objective of the weir is to learn about the characteristics of the fall rainbow trout spawning run" says Pat Clancey from the FWP field office in Ennis. Most rainbow trout tend to spawn in the spring, but the Hebgen Lake drainage has many rainbows that spawn in the fall.

Via: West Yellowstone News LINK -

Spawning Trout Art by Shari Erickson

February 19, 2008

Fishing elbow is a pain in the angler


There's always Tommy John surgery.

Statistics show that fishing continues to grow in popularity but the quiet sport has also jumped to the top of the nation’s injury list like a whopper rainbow trout gathering in the final fly of the hatch.

Via: The Minot Daily News  LINK

February 01, 2008

Call it Murphy's Law of Knots


Scientists may have found out how and why things find their way into knotty arrangements.

Via: Science News  LINK

October 03, 2007

Fishing rod weight influences fish caught, expert says


This blinding glimpse of the obvious brought to you by Fish and Fly. LINK

October 10, 2006

What is Hangdown?

Fly Fishing Research answers that question, plus many more on their educational website.

This website is our shared journey of science and research applied to fly fishing.  We hope our explorations and insights will contribute to your fly fishing enjoyment -- and to your stories and friendships.  LINK

June 14, 2006

Fly Fishing for Science


The Fly Fishing for Science program at Yellowstone National Park is accepting volunteers to help fisheries officials conduct research in the world's first national park. Volunteers get into Yellowstone free and are provided a campsite or dorm room during their stay. The program is headed by Timothy Bywater. Contact him at 307-242-2422 or by e-mail at Tim Bywater@nps.gov for more information.


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