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Sugarloaf Showdown

Keep Keys guides keeping on, and throw down for bonefish, barracuda, and permit at the catch-and-release Sugarloaf Showdown at Sugarloaf Marina on Nov. 13 to 15, 2014. The inshore tourney, hosted by the Lower Keys Guides Association, is a fundraiser for the Guides Trust Foundation. The trust provides emergency means for fishing guides in the…

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‘Frankenfish’ Fail

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill this week banning commercial production of genetically modified, hormone-juiced salmon. AB 504, authored by Assemblyman Wes Chesbro, D-Arcata, prohibits the spawning or cultivating of “transgenic salmonids” in the Pacific Ocean to all waters of the state. The hatchery production and stocking of such fish is also off-limits. “The…

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Help Rolf Nylinder!

Three weeks ago someone set fire to the house where flyfishing filmmaker Rolf Nylinder and his girlfriend were living. The young Swede escaped through the balcony. Minutes later everything he owned was engulfed in flames—including camera gear and all the footage he’s filmed over the last 10 years. “I got out in my underwear, and…

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TBT: Jack Gartside

Fly-tying iconoclast Jack Gartside passed away in 2009 after a hard-fought battle with lung cancer. Chuck Kraemer of PBS’s Greater Boston profiled the legend and his ultimate deceptions in “Forever a Boy”. Well worth a second glance. Via Jack Gartside: “I think the desire to deceive is very much a part of the human make up.…

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Tell EPA What’s Up

This Friday, the Environment Protection Agency’s public comment period closes at 8 p.m. AK time. If you dig wild Bristol Bay salmon over mega-mine contamination, send a comment to the EPA on their Proposed Determination for 404(c) action that would stop Pebble mine. Ask EPA to complete the Clean Water Act 404(c) process and protect Bristol…

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Howlin’ on the Mo’

Join Howler Brothers and Headhunters Flyshop this Sunday for the Howlin’ on the Mo’ party in Craig, Montana. The lineup includes free beer and food, live music from the Wrinkle Neck Mules, Howler Brothers giveaways, and more. “September means back to school, football, hopefully some cooler temperatures. We decided it was also the perfect time…

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Flies, Films & Foam

Oskar Blues Brewery is hosting Flies, Films and Foam on Sept. 25, in Longmont, Colorado. This is a 100-percent charity event, with all proceeds going to Casting-4-a-Cure—a worthy cause. Oskar Blues will donate a buck for every beer sold at the event—a worthy excuse to drink more. Films will include a mix of F3T content…

Norway all day

Norway All Day

Atlantic salmon on central Norway’s Lærdalselva River pick up the pieces after a hard-fought battle with the aquatic parasite known as Gyrodactylus salaris. In this HD edit, several dudes sample the reopened fishery… and torture our eardrums with an outrageous Riverdance soundtrack. Check out Salmonfishing Lærdalselvi by Neteland Productions. Read More

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No Botox at NPS’s 98th

From Yellowstone and Grand Teton to Glacier, Olympic, Everglades, and beyond, today all of the country’s 401 national parks have waived entrance fees in celebration of the National Park Service’s 98th birthday. Formed on August 25, 1916, by President Woodrow Wilson, the NPS serves a mission to protect and preserve America’s historic beauty and heritage. And…

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Bikini v. Sailfish

We’ve dunked our heads in a few trout rivers, but this—bikinis and sailfish—is some next level shit. Stay tuned for GoPro athlete Roberta Mancino’s upcoming episode, where she visits Minneapolis and swims with a carp. Via GoPro: “Pro athlete Roberta Mancino to find the heart-pounding action side of things as encounters the fastest (and pointiest) fish…

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Unbuild It; They Will Come

Next month, the last pillar of concrete from Glines Canyon Dam on Washington’s Elwha River will be blasted sky high, marking the final step in returning a handcuffed waterway to its free-flowing state. As for the natural world, according to a giddier than usual scientific community, it knows exactly what to do: So far salmon and steelhead…

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Meanwhile Upstream

“We agreed that the only thing in life that really meant something was to catch a trout on a dry fly.” Amen. Check out episode one of Meanwhile Upstream, a new video series from Rolf Nylinder and the crew at frontsidefly.com. Watch it I call the series “Meanwhile Upstream” for no particular reason except the…

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Norforked

Beard-heavy Ozarks edit in lo-fi along the Norfork River. Via Fayettechill Clothing Company. Watch it “This Spring we had the chance to join FC team flyfisher Dominic Zametto and crew on the Norfork River to test out the Spring | Summer ’14 gear. We had lots of fun throughout the day catching trout after trout along the…

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Creeking Southern Colorado

Deciding whether you should go fishing with the boys shouldn’t be difficult, says Kevin Luby, who shot this short during a recent trip to southern Colorado. “It’s not like choosing a college, buying a house, or even ordering a drink. It doesn’t require research or high-level analytical thinking skills. It needs but a simple three…

2015 Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Video Awards

2015 Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Video Awards

Movie of the Year

category nominees: In Search of Grande by Angler’s Eye Media Carpland by Beattie Outdoor Productions Hank Patterson’s Reel Montana Adventure by Hank Patterson / Travis Swartz YOW—Icelandic for Yes! by RC Cone 90 Miles by World Angling Bucknasty Brown Trout by Montana Wild