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Origin of the Sky

A look into the making of Origin of the Sky, a documentary by Marc Montocchio about the Sian Ka’an Biosphere on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Filmed on the island of Punta Pajaros at Casa Blanca Lodge, the film teaser captures underwater shots of feeding bones and schooling permit. It’s slated to be released in Fall 2014.…

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Surface Film IV

Join The Drake on February 6, 2014, at Anthology Fine Art Gallery for Surface Film IV, Denver. The annual show serves beers, live music, and photos and helps raise funds for river conservation in Colorado, including the 1of750 project to help save the state’s greenback cutthroat population. “The image above is just one of 24 amazing…

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Stellar Migrations

Stellar Media’s MIGRATIONS series is an ongoing documentation of the relentless pursuit for perfect conditions—and endless pow. Watch it “Traveling long distances is a matter of survival for some animal species, however for the adventurous human it is a way of life. All creatures are connected by a natural impulse to search, discover, and live.…

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Tug; No Longer the Drug

The drug known commonly as “the tug” died on January 28, 2014, when the impotent one-liner received no reaction from flannel-clad bobber-doggers staring awkwardly up at the rafters of a left coast lodge. The former goodtiming, fist-bump instigator was the progeny of popular fishing idioms. Its great granddaddy, “tight lines,” suffered a similar fate in…

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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…

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Rad Rodents

An old timer with an 8-inch Buck Knife strapped to his belt once told me that mousing for trout was invented on the North Branch of Michigan’s Au Sable River. Not long after brown trout were introduced there—shortly after the grayling were gone—an angler was field-testing some bass poppers he’d carved and accidentally discovered that…

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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.…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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