Fletcher's Cove Cleanup Confirmed

Fletcher's Cove Cleanup Confirmed

THE CLEANUP DATE IS CONFIRMED and will take place on 1/26/2019.

It’s recommended that you dress for very cold weather. Due to the shutdown and season, facilities on site are very limited. Bottled water, snacks and a warming station will be provided.

Work Plan for Fletchers Cove Clean Up Day on Saturday January 26th

If you have selected a team assignment and arrival time you are good to go. If you have not selected a team/arrival time or you are a new volunteer sign up here.

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Adjusting Expectations

Adjusting Expectations

Looking back on the year, one constant has been high water. The wading boots haven’t been wet in migratory water since late Sept. Every time it looks like the better waters are coming around, BOOM, the Good Mother has alternative plans. In one sense, its quite awesome to have plenty of water for the fish to do their thing. I remember plenty of years where the tribs were dry, and we were doing the collective rain dance. This constant of blown out rivers, is plain getting old. As an alternative, I’ve been doing a lot more upland hunting. Which has been a delicious and enjoyable distraction.

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District Angling featured on Arlington's Car Free Diet

District Angling featured on Arlington's Car Free Diet

When asked how Richard Farino, owner of District Angling, got into fly fishing, he answers, “a local tackle shop” in his native Bronx. What started as fishing in Central Park morphed into studying marine biology and the interest in fly-fishing stuck. Fast forward to December 2017, and Richard opened his own shop out of necessity — not his, but for the area. Farino recognized there were very few fly fishing shops in the area and with his 15+ years of experience in the field, he knew enough about the business to bring a presence back to Arlington.

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The passing of a legend

The passing of a legend

We write with great sadness about the passing of icon Bernard "Lefty" Kreh.

Lefty, as he's known by everyone on the planet (except for the US Department of the Navy, with whom he served during World War II as a forward observer at the Battle of the Bulge at age 17), was a passionate angler, teacher, and consummate gentleman.

He was a fixture at fishing shows, was a prominent feature on television, and has done more to further the sport of fly fishing than anyone else in recent history.

Learn more about the life of the "unpretentious man with a perpetual smile and quick joke." 

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Local anglers highlighted in The Drake Magazine

Local anglers highlighted in The Drake Magazine

Local anglers Austin Murphy of the Potomac River Snakehead TournamentRob Snowhite, and Trent Jones were featured in the Summer 2016 Drake Magazine article titled "Scourge of the Potomac".

THERE ARE MANY SLIMY and unappealing things in Washington, D.C.—politicians, attorneys, lobbyists—but flyfisher Austin Murphy is interested in just one: the northern snakehead, also known as the Potomac Pike or the fearsome-sounding Frankenfish, named for its seemingly unnatural ability to move on land, live for days out of water breathing air, secrete mucus from its thick skin, and eat just about anything it can fit in its mouth.
“I’m obsessed with them,” Murphy says. It’s true, even his Twitter handle is Snakehead Slayer. Murphy works the weedy, shallow tidal waters of the Potomac River and its tributary creeks, poling a skiff and sight-fishing with an 8- or 9-weight. He compares catching snakeheads on the fly to taking a permit or musky, in terms of difficulty and approach.
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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing 2-Fly Tournament & Fundraise

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing 2-Fly Tournament & Fundraise

MADISON COUNTY, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- For many people, fishing is a relaxing sport, and for hundreds of combat veterans, it can also heal.

On Sunday, veterans and volunteers from across the nation gathered at a farm in Madison County for the 10th Annual 2-Fly Fishing Tournament, which raises money for veteran services.

The tournament is the nonprofit Project Healing Water's biggest event, and it brought out dozens of veterans who may be from different eras, but all share one common bond.

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