Back in late December, we posted a gorgeous trailer for an upcoming film about fly fishing and conservation in the mountains of Patagonia. Then we posted a second trailer for the same cause. Above, you’ll find a third, this one focusing on some of the amazing stillwater fly-fishing for. . .
Last week, the EPA announced that it will hold a public hearing this Thursday in Seattle on its recent Bristol Bay watershed assessment. This will be the ONLY hearing in the Lower 48, so it’s your best shot to be heard on the issues facing the conservation of this fragile ecosystem.
A strong showing from anglers and conservationists will. . .
Aloha Orvis Nation,
As many of you know, we have monster bonefish here in Hawaii. I’ve worked for years to get respectability bestowed by us in the fly-fishing world, and thanks to great anglers like yourselves, we’ve made it! People are becoming more and more aware of our giant bonefish and our extensive flats that surround the eastern, southern, and northern sides of. . .
Opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska, now have more ammunition in the battle: a new draft study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)has found that such a massive project would endanger the spawning grounds of. . .
By now, most fly fishers have seen the trailer for Red Gold, the film about Pebble Mine by Felt Soul Media. But how many of you have seen the entire documentary? Well, lucky for you, Outside magazine is streaming Mountainfilm Festival entries every Thursday in May. This week, you can. . .
The pro-Pebble Mine forces would have you believe that all “real” Alaskans are in favor of the project, and that the agitators are transplants, hippies, or from “outside.” This video shoots a big, fat hole in that argument. Rick Halford is about as Alaskan as they come: bush pilot, avid outdoorsman, and longtime Republican political leader. He retired from public life in 2003 as. . .
Here’s a cool video from the Maryland Division of Natural Resources Fisheries Service. It seems that they wanted to tag some brook trout on the Savage River, but the traditional methods of collecting fish weren’t working. The solution? Fly-fishing for science! It’s cool to see how they anesthetize, tag, and revive the trout, while using technical terms, such as “a bit loopy.”