Podcast: Now or Neverglades, a Project Update with Eric Eikenberg


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer


 

In this week’s podcast, my guest is Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation and our major partner in this important conservation effort. For the past few years, Orvis has taken a leading role in the effort to get the word out to the fly-fishing community about this critical issue, which affects Florida Bay, both coasts of Florida, and of course the Everglades, which as a National Park is owned by all citizens of the United States. It’s an update on where we are for a solution to the issue, and you’ll be happy to know we are guardedly optimistic about the future.

Also in the Fly Box week we have these questions:

  • Why do I keep losing small brook trout?
  • How can I take the coils out of old leaders?
  • Will my old Clearwater Reel be OK in salt water?
  • Why don’t fly shops stop selling feathers from endangered birds?
  • Do women wear sling bags?
  • Does the pigtail at the end of a broken knot always indicate a poorly tied knot?
  • Why don’t people use the oval or Belgian cast more often?
  • Why do I keep losing big trout and steelhead when they get downstream of me?
  • What do I do for a leader if I encounter both striped bass and bluefish?

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These vital waters need our help.
Photo courtesy The Everglades Foundation

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