Podcast: The Future of Bristol Bay, with Nelli Williams

[Interview begins at 33:34]

Champions of clean water and an intact ecosystem have a lot to celebrate with our recent victory in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. But this ruling only protects a relatively small part of Bristol Bay, which is a huge body of water.  Nelli Williams from Trout Unlimited-Alaska, and the 2016 recipient of the Orvis Breaking Barriers Award. She is a veteran of this battle, gives us her perspective on what has been protected, what remains to be protected, and what we should all be vigilant about in this magnificent watershed. It’s a feel-good story but a reminder that we need to keep our eyes and ears open in the future.

In the Fly Box, we have some interesting questions—and some phone calls that seemed to have come out of the woodwork!

  • How do I narrow my efforts in fly tying so I don’t end up with 10 fly boxes?
  • A great tip from a listener on another way to separate stuck rod sections
  • What do people mean by a “technical” trout stream?
  • A bunch of great tips for fly fishing from a canoe from two different listeners
  • A tip from a listener on using deer hair instead of elk when tying small Elk-Wing Caddis dry flies
  • What kind of fly-fishing questions are reasonable to ask from an AI chat?  And is this ethical?
  • A great tip for fly tiers for keeping the hook eye open when finishing the head of a fly
  • Where do I put the studs in my new Orvis Hybrid Wading Shoes?

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