In the Loop 12.13.10

Lower 48- A Fly Fishing Film from Matt Lenz on Vimeo.

Here’s a cool video argument for why you don’t have to leave the Good Ol’ U.S. of A. to find some world-class fly fishing. From Colorado tailwaters to the tarpon flats, the Trophy Stalkers find the big ones.

fish icon The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering designating bonefish as a catch-and-release-only fisheryCurrent rules allow anglers to keep one bonefish per person per day with a minimum size of 18 inches total length.

fish icon The New York Times covers a developing conservation story in northwestern Montana, where a Canadian subsidiary of ExxonMobil is planning to haul massive oil processing equipment from Idaho, right through the Blackfoot Valley and along the river that Norman Maclean made famous in A River Runs through It.
fish icon Have a favorite river in Pennsylvania? You have until January 3 to vote in the annual Pennsylvania River of the Year balloting. This year’s six finalists are the Clarion, Conewango, Delaware, Kiskiminetas, Pine Creek, and Stonycreek. The River of the Year is an honor bestowed to elevate public awareness about that resource and to recognize important conservation needs and achievements. The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers administer the River of the Year program, but local organizations submit nominations and, if selected, implement a year round slate of activities and events to celebrate the river.

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