Watch the “Frontline” Episode on Pebble Mine

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If you didn’t get a chance to watch PBS’s “Frontline” last night, they’ve put the whole thing online. This is a great exploration of the issues involved, both pro- and anti-mine. But there’s plenty here to scare the crap out of anyone who understands how valuable the Bristol bay ecosystem is for salmon, trout, and ever other species in the region. Take some time tonight or over the next few days to watch this, and if you feel. . .

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The Joys of an Idaho “Business” Meeting

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Bill Reed, Orvis’s Director of Wholesale for Rod & Tackle, with a fine South Fork brown.

photo by Hutch Hutchinson

Last week, the Orvis Regional Business Managers got together to discuss and test some of the current and future Orvis fishing products with some of the best guides anywhere, from WorldCast Anglers of Victor, Idaho.

The new Helios 2 rods performed flawlessly. The RBMs caught fish on three different rivers (South Fork of the Snake, the Teton, and Bitch Creek) on virtually any type of rig you could think of. From big foam drys, to . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Yellow Sally Stimulator

Yellow Sally Stimmie

Editor’s Note: We posted about the history of the Stimulator pattern last August, and it’s interesting enough to repost here:


Most folks think of Randall Kaufmann, famed West Coast angler and shop owner, as the inventor of the Stimulator, but the question seems up for debate. The fly’s true originator may be. . .

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Photos of the Day: Olympic Torch Visits Historic London Dog Shelter


World-famous soccer star Michael Owen greets residents of Battersea
Dogs & Cats Home while carrying the Olympic torch.

photo courtesy Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

The Olympic torch is making its way around the UK in preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. When he was given the chance to carry the torch, Michael Owen chose to take it to the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, where he was greeted by an audience of shelter animals. Although his name may not be. . .

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Video: Great Quail Action at Longleaf Plantation

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Here’s a great episode of the TV show “The World of Beretta,” featuring actor Gerald McRaney and NASCAR driver Ward Burton shooting quail at Longleaf Plantation in Mississippi. There’s a good focus on the conservation end of the equation, as well, but I really enjoy watching the dogs go on point. And Longleaf looks like some spectacular Deep South countryside.

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PBS’s “Frontline” Covers Pebble Mine Tonight!

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Pebble Mine is receiving a lot of attention from the national press of late. Two weeks ago, Dan Rather reported live from King Salmon, Alaska, with a panel of experts. (You can dowload the program here for $1.99) Tonight, television’s best investigative-journalism show, PBS’s “Frontline,” takes a hard look at the issues raised by the proposed open-pit mine. The episode, called “Treasure Hunting: The Battle Over Alaska’s Mega Mine,” lays out the. . .

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Video: Incredible Leaping Mako on a Fly

According to the description of this video, this angler hooks a mako shark estimated at 10 feet and 800 pounds. The fact that they offer an estimate suggests that he didn’t land the fish, but when you see what happens when the fish is hooked, you’ll understand why his disappointment might be somewhat tempered. This was one incredible ride. WARNING: Some NSFW language here. (Understandable under the circumstances, I would argue.)

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