In the Loop 12.28.10

Trinity River 2011 from Brannon on Vimeo.

This gorgeous film of fly fishing on California’s Trinity River will have you planning a trip to West Coast next season.

fish icon The Los Angeles Times explores the battle between Colorado conservationists and the Sierra Club over the organization’s support for a project, envisioned by the late artist Christo, called “Over the River.” The art installation would suspend panels of fabric over 5.9 miles of the Arkansas River, which is renowned for its trout fishing. Anglers and other river lovers wonder what such a project would do to the river’s aquatic habitat.

fish icon At The Trout Underground, Tom Chandler offers a link to the still-in-the-comment-phase National Park Native Fish Conservation Plan Environmental Assessment, as well as links to others who share their opinions on the plan to restore native fish species in Yellowstone National Park. 

fish icon Dan Neuland, of The Frederick (MD) News-Post, experiences something a great many fly fishers can only dream about: spending a day on the water with Lefty Kreh

fish icon In the Portland (ME) Press Herald, Ken Allen wonders if Maine fisheries managers can learn something from the ways their West Coast counterparts have used rotenone to eradicate invasive species, such as pike, as a step toward restoring populations of native fish species. 

fish icon The Australian writer-angler Christopher Bantick describes the magic of a fishing trip to the Scottish highlands and the particular genius of the anglers he met there.

fish icon For those who wonder why a fly fisherman would bother going out in the ice and snow, Rob Streeter offers a compelling explanation in the Albany Times Union.

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