category nominees: Through The Guides by Noble Lab Kamchatka Steelhead Project by Felt Soul Media Along The Way by Hooke The Field Coffee Diary ep.4 by Rolf Nylinder Toorongo River by Brynn Farkas Engler by Talweg CreativeDetails
category nominees: t. Falcatus by C1 Films Jungle Angler by RA Beattie Chasing Salty Dreams by The Endless Session Finding Fontinales by Travis Lowe Chanos Chanos by Jako Lucus Artic Unicorns by Western Waters Media Tidewater by TwoFistedHeart Productions Water is Life by Castaway FilmsDetails
South Florida’s Everglades has been dammed, diked, and drained—in the name of developing America’s superswamp—for decades. Now a coalition of concerned individuals and organizations intend to fix the horrific results of mismanagement of Florida’s waters. Their “Now or Neverglades Declaration” petition targets lawmakers and enforcement agencies, urging them to restore the flow of clean, fresh…Details
St. Augustine is an angler’s oasis. It has redfish in the fall and winter; tarpon in the spring and summer; and world-class bass in the nearby St. Johns River, which is a roll-cast away in nearby Palatka.
Move over Lefty, and prepare to snap the shit out of it. Hank Patterson has teamed with Orvis in what may be the most comprehensive instructional flyfishing series ever. Package includes 46 DVDs, piles of NSFW fish porn, scintillating A River Runs Through It reenactments, and 135 hours of bonus Hank footage.
DEEP INSIDE MOST TROUT anglers lies an understanding that the existence of clean water and healthy public habitat are what get us out of bed in the morning, especially on weekends. Many have sacrificed lucrative careers, either by stalling out in the middle when the job-responsibility-to-annual-vacation-day ratio became optimal for fishing, or by running away…Details
THE BEST-KEPT SECRET in all of Colorado is on the Taylor River. Every fisherman in the state knows the river itself, and those who think they’re special know to fish it at night, but a select few know the real spot. In the town of Almont, just across the bridge on Taylor River Road, sits…Details
NO ONE IS SURE where the brook trout found in Soda Butte Creek came from. Maybe a flood washed them over from a neighboring drainage. Maybe somebody in Cooke City had a bucket and a brookie fetish. Then again, the source doesn’t exactly matter. The fish are interlopers in one of Yellowstone National Park’s most…Details
“I CALL THESE OUR FEEL-GOOD PROGRAMS,” says Dennis Dunsmoor, Director of Colorado Correctional Industries (CCI), referring to several small-scale businesses he oversees, including rod-building, that are run out of the Arrowhead Correctional Center in Cañon City. “We don’t make money off of them, but the offenders learn skills that will help them on the outside.…Details
Upon learning of Jim Harrison’s death, reputedly hunched over his typewriter at work on a poem, I gather some of my favorite books and walk to a nearby bar. Perching on a stool by the window, I order a tequila cocktail and a half dozen Malpeque oysters. The oysters arrive, lascivious, nearly quivering in their…Details
OLYMPIA, WA—Does time have the power to turn half-baked ideas into golden (or in this case crimson) opportunity? When it comes to the outlawed practice of salmon ranching, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has voiced its desire to find out.
When filming flyfishing, a lot of things need to go right. And the only guarantee is that things will go wrong. In the latest episode of Redington’s Find Your Water series, get a look behind the scenes when fish don’t bite in dream locations, anglers can’t set the hook on camera, and Ma Nature tries…Details
From flip-phone poon footage to an international filmmaking movement that’s spurred show-touring and award-winning cinematography, flyfishing films have made awesome strides in the last decade. So let’s make a party.
So far this year, the bison are winning. In June, a 62-year-old Australian man was tossed like a shrimp on the barbie while stepping in for his close-up with a 1,400-pound Yellowstone National Park grass grazer. A couple weeks earlier, a 16-year-old Taiwanese girl suffered a similar fate after a bison gored her while she…Details
If you named your first born “Madison” you’re definitely part of the problem: A river that’s gaining drift-boat traffic despite the audacity of its trout population to stick to status quo numbers. According to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, angling pressure on the upper Madison River, the roughly 50 miles between Ennis and Quake Lake,…Details
A poet and Texas songwriting legend, Townes Van Zandt left a powerful, if not destructive, legacy in his wake. And for his son JT, viewing Townes’ musical fervor encouraged him to find his own passion for the outdoors. “My takeaway from my dad and how he wrote songs was a particular perspective and aesthetic about…Details
Simms‘ new Wader Maker campaign tells the story of the people behind the pants: “The secret to Simms waders isn’t any one material or tool. It’s the love, passion and artistry put in to each and every cut, seam and stitch by the skilled and steady hands of the wader makers — Bozeman, Montana-based craftsmen…Details
In the southeastern corner of Montana, Fort Smith stands out as a no-stoplight town with a handful of fly shops, a drift-boat littered trailer park, and a premier trout fishery running through the backyard. It was also the scene of a grisly murder that came to light in 1999, when local authorities discovered the strangled…Details
Summer 2015 left Snake River salmon and steelhead hankering for relief. The thermal barrier created by the four lower Snake River dams contributed to soupy water temps nearing 70 degrees. And thousands of federally threatened and endangered returning adults and out-migrating juveniles met their demise.
Hilary Hutcheson’s father, Dave, has dedicated his life to the outdoors. After spending decades as a Park Ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, he retired to Montana’s Glacier Park and all but retreated from the wild activities that defined his career. But Hilary is changing that, by taking her father out on the water to…Details