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CHROME: On Location in British Columbia

The latest film from Conservation Hawks, “CHROME” celebrates flyfishing for wild B.C. steelhead while educating anglers on the threats of climate change and ocean acidification. The movie, which features Tom Rosenbauer, Dylan Tomine, Hannah Belford, Kate Taylor, Tim Romano and Todd Tanner, focuses on our responsibility to protect cold, clean waters for future generations.


Klamath Crumbles

How the largest river restoration project in our nation’s history came undone [When Congress failed to approve the Klamath Agreements this month, it effectively killed the broadly supported and locally developed package of three separate but coordinated settlement agreements. The agreements, hammered out by tribes, ranchers, government agencies, the owner of the dams (PacifiCorp) and environmental…

Keen Eye: Dollies and Walters in AK

Through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to its Pacific Ocean outlet at Cook Inlet, Alaska’s Kenai River is a good place to look for Walter—any respectable rainbow of the 25-inch plus variety. Here, Badfish.tv teams with Rep Your Water and Postfly for five days of fall field-testing at Drifter’s Lodge. “We hunted big dollies native ‘bows…

North Face Founder Dies Following Tragic Kayaking Accident in Chilean Patagonia

Douglas Tompkins, the adventurer turned North Face founder turned billionaire conservationist, died yesterday following a kayaking accident. According to reports, Tompkins, 72, was paddling on Lago General Carrera on the border between Chile and Argentina in high winds, with waves up to 10 feet tall, when his boat capsized. Three of his companions, including long-time…

Arctic Unicorns

Charlie varden, dolly charden, brookies, bulls, and beg your pardon—Arctic Unicorns is a new film from Western Waters Media that gives our favorite char (fish species of the Salvelinus genus) their due recognition. “Follow our adventure as we chase brook trout, Arctic char, and some of the most rare and beautiful dolly varden in existence (unicorns).

Son of a F*sh

Delta Trout Force comes in hot with this Monday morning mixed-bag covering Christmas Island, Baja, Colorado, and Wyoming, with species ranging from roosters to coral trout. “Diversity has always been the spice of life. Knowing this, it’s only accurate to say things are getting all sorts of zesty on the DTF front.”

Farm Ponds

After a long winter, they all look promising “We have a farm pond you can fish,” my brother-in-law’s cousin said. It was frigid cold, dead of winter, and we were sitting in the Taj Mahal of pit blinds waiting for first light and some geese to fly over. In the Northern Neck of Virginia hunting…