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Wyoming Squashes State Water Protections

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is greenlighting a reclassification of about 80 percent of Wyoming’s recreational waterways. The move from a primary- to secondary-contact designation means that the streams in question are no longer recommended sites for fishing, swimming, or recreation in general. The change also means those waterways can now house levels of e.…

Wyoming Squashes State Water Protections

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is greenlighting a reclassification of about 80 percent of Wyoming’s recreational waterways. The move from a primary- to secondary-contact designation means that the streams in question are no longer recommended sites for fishing, swimming, or recreation in general. The change also means those waterways can now house levels of e.…

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Irma Advances

9 lessons from a seasoned storm vet Harvey left its mark on Texas. In its wake, Irma, what’s being called one of the most vicious storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, is passing Puerto Rico and now barreling toward The Bahamas and South Florida, where she could make U.S. landfall in the Keys as early…

Our Two Hands, Available On Demand

More than four years in the making, Our Two Hands combines striking cinematography and enlightening interviews with leading fish conservationists to chronicle society’s tangled relationship with salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest. It also asks the tough questions that we as an angling community can’t ignore: “How have our communities differing ethics and values surrounding…

Our Two Hands, Available On Demand

More than four years in the making, Our Two Hands combines striking cinematography and enlightening interviews with leading fish conservationists to chronicle society’s tangled relationship with salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest. It also asks the tough questions that we as an angling community can’t ignore: “How have our communities differing ethics and values surrounding…

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Howler for Harvey

“Our home is in Texas. Our headquarters is in Austin, but we have friends and neighbors all over this state. Like everyone, we are deeply feeling the current situation and looking for ways to help. We are launching the Howler for Harvey T-Shirt with 100 percent of all proceeds going directly to relief efforts in…

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Howler for Harvey

“Our home is in Texas. Our headquarters is in Austin, but we have friends and neighbors all over this state. Like everyone, we are deeply feeling the current situation and looking for ways to help. We are launching the Howler for Harvey T-Shirt with 100 percent of all proceeds going directly to relief efforts in…

Fly Fishing in the Anthropocene

Fresh off a successful Fly Fishing Film Tour run, the latest collaboration between Rolf Nylinder and Peter Christiansen is now accessible to those who missed it on the big screen. Fly Fishing in the Anthropocene takes its viewers into the untouched wilderness of Kamchatka in search of oversized rainbows, salmon, and char. As always, Nylinder and Christiansen provide…

Coulee City Carp Jam

Unlicensed carp fishing in Washington State is not a crime. And mirror and common varieties are your fully sanctioned targets at the First Annual Carp Jamboree hosted by Emerald Water Anglers on August 11 to 12. All you need is 60 bucks (for the entry fee), plus a camera and tape measure to record the evidence.

Video Daze: Northern Exposure

From Tight Loops, the flyfishing collective with a soft spot for old Volkswagens, Northern Exposure follows Chase and Aimee Bartee as they chase a phantom cicada hatch on Maryland’s Savage River and then reconnect with their Northeastern roots. “Don’t expect to see any geotags of these rivers on Instagram, the folks up there keep it pretty…

FishViews

CTRL + ALT + PUT-IN FishViews, a startup based in Wimberly, Texas, is adding new features to your summer “river float” plans—providing anglers, rafters, government agencies, and conservation organizations with interactive 360-degree digital maps of a growing list of American and worldwide waterways. Similar to the Google Street View platform you use to spy on…