Video Daze: Through the Guides

Stripping away the Buffs and mirrored shades for a minute, “Through the Guides” reveals the inner workings of three respected flyfishing guides from divergent backgrounds, targeting remarkably different fisheries. Despite their differences these coaches, moms, and contrasting personalities all share something Dr. Phil calls, “raging fish addiction.” Via The Noble Lab: “Maybe they were born…

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2016 Florida Skiff Challenge

Sarasota, Florida—It’s a bold concept: run an open skiff from the Florida Panhandle down along the western coast of Florida all the way to Key West before heading north up the East Coast and then back across the state through the Okeechobee Waterway, eventually finishing in Sarasota. It’s been attempted once before (unsuccessfully, in 2015)…

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Montana Wild’s Legal Troubles

Owners and an associate of Missoula, Montana-based film company Montana Wild have been issued 38 state and 11 federal citations following a two-year investigation into violations that stem from commercial filming in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, on USFS lands, without valid permits. The filmmakers were slapped with additional fines—more than $5k total—for breaking state fishing…

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Video: Simple Life

FlatsPirate Angling drops in this week with some deep thoughts on finding purpose in a life rigged by institutionalized assumptions. Play close attention students, as far as we can tell the keys to success and happiness lie somewhere amidst the mud and grass and schools of tailing reds. “Better to have a short life that…

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Video: Eternally Wild

“Eternally Wild” showcases northern California’s Smith River; its steelhead, its history and its current plight. Here there are no dams, no clear-cut blocks, no mitigating hatcheries. Instead: ancient forest, iconic redwoods and a powerful symbol of freedom — THE SMITH. But 4,000 acres of the river’s pristine North Fork are now threatened by a toxic mine operation. The…

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