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SimmsGear

Spring Looks from Simms

Victoria’s Secret may have bombshells. But we have brown trout. Simms’ 2014 spring catalog launch comes via a smart multimedia mashup of film, photography, words and, of course, gear for the waters we fish. “The Gear Guide intertwines the gear presentation with the company’s iconic photography [by Brian Grossenbacher] and stories. In addition, films by long-time…

USAC

Fight For Utah Rights

In Utah it’s illegal for you and me to recreate (fish, wade, etc.) in public waters that are adjacent to private property. This law limits freedoms for Utah residents and nonresidents, who enjoy the state’s precious streams and waterbeds. HB37 is a bill designed to fix the access mess—to protect public water and property rights.…

USAC

Fight For Utah Rights

In Utah it’s illegal for you and me to recreate (fish, wade, etc.) in public waters that are adjacent to private property. This law limits freedoms for Utah residents and nonresidents, who enjoy the state’s precious streams and waterbeds. HB37 is a bill designed to fix the access mess—to protect public water and property rights.…

BigO Conserv

Big “O” on Conservation

There are a lot of flyfishing companies out there, but few with the corduroy pant-fuelled revenue stream of Orvis. There are also few that funnel us much back into the fishing community through conservation efforts. In addition to giving 5 percent of its pre-tax profits to a long list of vital imperatives over the years, the company…

BigO Conserv

Big “O” on Conservation

There are a lot of flyfishing companies out there, but few with the corduroy pant-fuelled revenue stream of Orvis. There are also few that funnel us much back into the fishing community through conservation efforts. In addition to giving 5 percent of its pre-tax profits to a long list of vital imperatives over the years, the company…

crazy guitar

Tributaries

Crazy Charlie… not so crazy after all. Listen to his riffs and some wise ramblings in the new Tributaries trailer, where divergent cultures are bound by flyfishing commonalities. Watch it Via filmmaker, RC Cone: “Tributaries is a journey to uncover the commonality among different cultures, people and water. It explores the contrasting experiences of three diverse…

crazy guitar

Tributaries

Crazy Charlie… not so crazy after all. Listen to his riffs and some wise ramblings in the new Tributaries trailer, where divergent cultures are bound by flyfishing commonalities. Watch it Via filmmaker, RC Cone: “Tributaries is a journey to uncover the commonality among different cultures, people and water. It explores the contrasting experiences of three diverse…

sabertooth salmon

Saber-Toothed Salmon

Saber-toothed salmon of the Miocene to Pliocene (13 to 4 million years ago) are making a modern day comeback with the help of 3-D drawings based on fossils found in the Pacific Northwest. Sockeye’s fifth cousin several generations removed measured more than 6 feet long and is named for its mighty teeth—likely used to gnaw…

sabertooth salmon

Saber-Toothed Salmon

Saber-toothed salmon of the Miocene to Pliocene (13 to 4 million years ago) are making a modern day comeback with the help of 3-D drawings based on fossils found in the Pacific Northwest. Sockeye’s fifth cousin several generations removed measured more than 6 feet long and is named for its mighty teeth—likely used to gnaw…

winners

Year In Photos—Winner

Your winners for Trouts Fly Fishing and The Drake’s totally-not-rigged “Year in Photos” contest have been selected. This shot of Iron Sheik and James Prosek did not score: But ones like this wintry Colorado pillow-scape did: We’d like to thank everyone who submitted images and joined the voting community. We had a lot of fun…

winners

Year In Photos—Winner

Your winners for Trouts Fly Fishing and The Drake’s totally-not-rigged “Year in Photos” contest have been selected. This shot of Iron Sheik and James Prosek did not score: But ones like this wintry Colorado pillow-scape did: We’d like to thank everyone who submitted images and joined the voting community. We had a lot of fun…

HighDesert

High Desert Flats

On a barren high-desert lake a flats skiff materializes like a mirage. Fish are all encased in gold. Bearded dudes with fly rods are gods. Music hums in the distance. And it’s awesome because, shit, it’s Carlos Santana! Everything suddenly makes perfect sense… “listen how it goes, my rhythm…” Oye como va. It’s all about…

HighDesert

High Desert Flats

On a barren high-desert lake a flats skiff materializes like a mirage. Fish are all encased in gold. Bearded dudes with fly rods are gods. Music hums in the distance. And it’s awesome because, shit, it’s Carlos Santana! Everything suddenly makes perfect sense… “listen how it goes, my rhythm…” Oye como va. It’s all about…

Jose

#fishforjose

Jose Wejebe, who hosted Spanish Fly, a saltwater fishing show on the Outdoor Channel and formerly ESPN, died two years ago when his kit plane plummeted into a field shortly after take-off from Florida’s Everglades Airpark. In celebration of his life, as well as what would have been an upcoming birthday on January 18, friends…

Jose

#fishforjose

Jose Wejebe, who hosted Spanish Fly, a saltwater fishing show on the Outdoor Channel and formerly ESPN, died two years ago when his kit plane plummeted into a field shortly after take-off from Florida’s Everglades Airpark. In celebration of his life, as well as what would have been an upcoming birthday on January 18, friends…

320

320 Trailer

One guide and a 320-day mission to fish. Capt. Jako Lucas gets down with GTs, Atlantics, and taimen in this full-bore edit. Watch it “After the highly successful and acclaimed Gangsters of the flats and Aqua Hulk short films which won various awards… Cpt Jack Films transports you yet again to three very different and…

320

320 Trailer

One guide and a 320-day mission to fish. Capt. Jako Lucas gets down with GTs, Atlantics, and taimen in this full-bore edit. Watch it “After the highly successful and acclaimed Gangsters of the flats and Aqua Hulk short films which won various awards… Cpt Jack Films transports you yet again to three very different and…

Tern2

Killer Terns of the Columbia

Caspian terns—the Steven Seagals of gulls—are currently ranked “the single most significant (per capita) avian predator” on juvenile steelhead migrating from the Snake River basin and the upper Columbia. “Predation rate estimates based on PIT tag recoveries on Caspian tern colonies indicated that impacts were again highest on upper Columbia River steelhead smolts (14.9 percent depredated…

Tern2

Killer Terns of the Columbia

Caspian terns—the Steven Seagals of gulls—are currently ranked “the single most significant (per capita) avian predator” on juvenile steelhead migrating from the Snake River basin and the upper Columbia. “Predation rate estimates based on PIT tag recoveries on Caspian tern colonies indicated that impacts were again highest on upper Columbia River steelhead smolts (14.9 percent depredated…

WA STEEL ESCAPE

Graphic Truths: Wild Steelhead

Steelhead escapement is defined by the number of fish that survive commercial and recreational fisheries to reach their spawning grounds. This eye-opening infographic for Washington State shows projected goals in relation to actual returns and paints a sobering picture of how wild steelhead numbers stand on a selection of rivers—including the Hoh, Wind, Queets, and…

WA STEEL ESCAPE

Graphic Truths: Wild Steelhead

Steelhead escapement is defined by the number of fish that survive commercial and recreational fisheries to reach their spawning grounds. This eye-opening infographic for Washington State shows projected goals in relation to actual returns and paints a sobering picture of how wild steelhead numbers stand on a selection of rivers—including the Hoh, Wind, Queets, and…

AdamB Opener

Year In Photos—Finalists

Finalists for “Your Year in Photos” photography contest presented by Trouts Fly Fishing and The Drake have been selected and voting is underway. The swag giveaway runs through December, with a winner slated to be announced in Jan. “We had a ton of great entries and a lot of creative and thoughtful images—a big thank…

AdamB Opener

Year In Photos—Finalists

Finalists for “Your Year in Photos” photography contest presented by Trouts Fly Fishing and The Drake have been selected and voting is underway. The swag giveaway runs through December, with a winner slated to be announced in Jan. “We had a ton of great entries and a lot of creative and thoughtful images—a big thank…