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, . . .

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The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast- Lessons Learned the Hard Way with Simon Perkins

Montana fly-fishing guide, Simon Perkins is back home in Vermont for Christmas and joins Tom for a podcast on lessons learned the hard way. It’s the mistakes that make us wise, if we learn from them. Learn from Tom and Simon’s mistakes so you dont have to make them yourself!

What are some of your hard-learned lessons? Let us know in the comments.

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Steelhead Odyssey, Episode I

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Ted Morris is all smiles as he shows off his first steelhead, taken from Idaho’s Little Salmon.

photo by Eric Strader

[Editor’s Note: This month, three trout guides from Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge have embarked on a steelhead trip through Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. They’ll be filing frequent updates on their progress. The anglers—all steelhead novices—are Eric Strader (from Missouri), Robert McCallister (from New Mexico), and Ted Morris (from Pennsylvania).]

Once elk-hunting season is over at Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge, it’s time to find the steelhead! Our first stop on the trip is Boise, Idaho, where we met with a few local fishing guides to help us plan our trip to the Olympic Peninsula, as well as a few places to fish along the way. We set up our temporary camp at a friend’s house in Boise. We tied flies and met with a few guys who had fished. . .

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American Rivers Action Alert!

Our friends at American Rivers have sent out an urgent call to action, asking that conservation-minded voters call their Senators to tell them to vote YES on the America’s Great Outdoors Act. The act “would designate wilderness areas in three different states and add thousands of miles to the national trail system.”

Click “Read More” to see the entire alert and learn how you can help.

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Wingshooting at Deer Creek Lodge

If ever there was time to get your money’s worth in wingshooting, it’s now at Deer Creek Lodge in Sebree, Kentucky. In talking with Sales Manager David Krawczynski, he informed me the Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge of the Year for 2006-2007 is offering a three-for-the-price-of-two promotion until the end of the season in March. Bring three hunters and pay for two. This is all-inclusive except for gratuities and license.

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Take the Tom Rosenbauer Fly Fishing Trivia Challenge for 12-17-10

Take the Tom Rosenbauer Fly Fishing Trivia Challenge

My quiz this week features questions on steelhead, tippet, fly tying, tarpon and insects. Let’s see what you got. Once you get your final score, come back and tell me how well you did in the comments.
Click the link below and good luck!


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In the Loop 12.17.10


A beautiful new fly-fishing photography blog called FocalFish collects and posts images “shot by fly fishing guides who would almost rather be taking photos than guiding.”

fish icon The Young Guns Fly Club, a new not-for-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC, has been launched to help introduce more kids to fly fishing. . .

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Proving the Value of Marine Reserves

Here’s a great video about how a no-take marine reserve in Glover’s Reef Atoll, off the coast of Belize, offers evidence that such sanctuaries can help keep the surrounding reef and waters healthier.

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