Bristol Bay, Minor Bust & Big Boom

Pebble Mine scored a small victory last week when the Alaska state Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling denying the Lake and Peninsula Borough (which borders Bristol Bay) from enforcing a voter-approved mining ban. Borough residents passed an initiative in October 2011 that sought to ban both large-scale topsoil removal and mining activity impacting…

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TENKARPA!

Tenkarpa revealed. Don’t forget your PFD. “Here’s what happens when six guys get together at the greatest carp flyfishing destination in the US, and decide to make a fly fishing movie with no script, props or budget.” Brought to you by a Beaver Island carp trip with Indigo Guide Service.

AK on Fire

After a warm winter with almost no snowpack, Alaska is experiencing hot, dry conditions and, consequently, a rash of more than 50 wildfires. The Sockeye Fire, just north of Anchorage, and the Card Street Fire, on the Kenai Peninsula, are listed as highest priority in the country and Alaska Governor Bill Walker has declared a…

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Why the Bahamas Needs a Plan B

[The Government of the Bahamas, Dept. of Marine Resources, on June 17 released a draft for consultation on regulation of the island nation’s flyfishing industry. That suspect piece of potential legislation would nix non-guided trips, making DIY defunct; charge foreign anglers add-on daily fees; and eliminate foreign-owned flats fishing lodges—like those up and down Andros and to…

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Panga Patrol

In the ’70s, Mexican President Luis Echeverría spearheaded the building of pangas throughout the country. World Bank financed the project, and Yamaha partnered with Mexican builders to produce the boats, to fit them with engines, and to make a bundle of dough in the process. Still kicking today, nothing says roosters, jacks, bones, poons, permit,…

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Shades of Green

There are green rivers; and then there is the Green River. In the latest edit from Bloodknots, the crew strokes oars in the brown- and ‘bow-rich waters below Utah’s Flaming Gorge Dam. Featuring Zeal Optics, Western Rivers Flyfisher Guides, some baetis, and one badass Airstream.