HighDesert

High Desert Flats

On a barren high-desert lake a flats skiff materializes like a mirage. Fish are all encased in gold. Bearded dudes with fly rods are gods. Music hums in the distance. And it’s awesome because, shit, it’s Carlos Santana! Everything suddenly makes perfect sense… “listen how it goes, my rhythm…” Oye como va. It’s all about…

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HighDesert

High Desert Flats

On a barren high-desert lake a flats skiff materializes like a mirage. Fish are all encased in gold. Bearded dudes with fly rods are gods. Music hums in the distance. And it’s awesome because, shit, it’s Carlos Santana! Everything suddenly makes perfect sense… “listen how it goes, my rhythm…” Oye como va. It’s all about…

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Jose

#fishforjose

Jose Wejebe, who hosted Spanish Fly, a saltwater fishing show on the Outdoor Channel and formerly ESPN, died two years ago when his kit plane plummeted into a field shortly after take-off from Florida’s Everglades Airpark. In celebration of his life, as well as what would have been an upcoming birthday on January 18, friends…

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Jose

#fishforjose

Jose Wejebe, who hosted Spanish Fly, a saltwater fishing show on the Outdoor Channel and formerly ESPN, died two years ago when his kit plane plummeted into a field shortly after take-off from Florida’s Everglades Airpark. In celebration of his life, as well as what would have been an upcoming birthday on January 18, friends…

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320 Trailer

One guide and a 320-day mission to fish. Capt. Jako Lucas gets down with GTs, Atlantics, and taimen in this full-bore edit. Watch it “After the highly successful and acclaimed Gangsters of the flats and Aqua Hulk short films which won various awards… Cpt Jack Films transports you yet again to three very different and…

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320

320 Trailer

One guide and a 320-day mission to fish. Capt. Jako Lucas gets down with GTs, Atlantics, and taimen in this full-bore edit. Watch it “After the highly successful and acclaimed Gangsters of the flats and Aqua Hulk short films which won various awards… Cpt Jack Films transports you yet again to three very different and…

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Killer Terns of the Columbia

Caspian terns—the Steven Seagals of gulls—are currently ranked “the single most significant (per capita) avian predator” on juvenile steelhead migrating from the Snake River basin and the upper Columbia. “Predation rate estimates based on PIT tag recoveries on Caspian tern colonies indicated that impacts were again highest on upper Columbia River steelhead smolts (14.9 percent depredated…

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Killer Terns of the Columbia

Caspian terns—the Steven Seagals of gulls—are currently ranked “the single most significant (per capita) avian predator” on juvenile steelhead migrating from the Snake River basin and the upper Columbia. “Predation rate estimates based on PIT tag recoveries on Caspian tern colonies indicated that impacts were again highest on upper Columbia River steelhead smolts (14.9 percent depredated…

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WA STEEL ESCAPE

Graphic Truths: Wild Steelhead

Steelhead escapement is defined by the number of fish that survive commercial and recreational fisheries to reach their spawning grounds. This eye-opening infographic for Washington State shows projected goals in relation to actual returns and paints a sobering picture of how wild steelhead numbers stand on a selection of rivers—including the Hoh, Wind, Queets, and…

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WA STEEL ESCAPE

Graphic Truths: Wild Steelhead

Steelhead escapement is defined by the number of fish that survive commercial and recreational fisheries to reach their spawning grounds. This eye-opening infographic for Washington State shows projected goals in relation to actual returns and paints a sobering picture of how wild steelhead numbers stand on a selection of rivers—including the Hoh, Wind, Queets, and…

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Timelapse

Wyoming Timelapse

What we know about Wyoming: Nuking winds, devoid of humans, and arctic-like winters. It’s a real shame no fish live there either. Despite the blatant false-advertising, this timelapse collection is cool. Watch it Via ghostkollective.com: “It was one hell of a journey during the fourteen months making Wyoming Wildscapes II, my second and final Wyoming…

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Timelapse

Wyoming Timelapse

What we know about Wyoming: Nuking winds, devoid of humans, and arctic-like winters. It’s a real shame no fish live there either. Despite the blatant false-advertising, this timelapse collection is cool. Watch it Via ghostkollective.com: “It was one hell of a journey during the fourteen months making Wyoming Wildscapes II, my second and final Wyoming…

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CoolKings

Kings are Cool

Long Live the King tells the story of Alaska’s king salmon fishery, where numbers have plummeted in recent years on several of the state’s most iconic rivers. It also delivers a full dose of beastly chinook of the catch-and-released variety. Watch it “In addition, what is starting to seem like an all out war on salmon–mining,…

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CoolKings

Kings are Cool

Long Live the King tells the story of Alaska’s king salmon fishery, where numbers have plummeted in recent years on several of the state’s most iconic rivers. It also delivers a full dose of beastly chinook of the catch-and-released variety. Watch it “In addition, what is starting to seem like an all out war on salmon–mining,…

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Casting A Voice (For Steelhead)

Casting a Voice examines the implications of building crude oil pipelines through British Columbia’s world-class watersheds. The verdict? The Skeena River drainage deserves better than that. Watch it According to longtime angler Rob Brown the Skeena River drainage is “the last bastion of wild steelhead.” This film examines the value of the Skeena River and…

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CastingV

Casting A Voice (For Steelhead)

Casting a Voice examines the implications of building crude oil pipelines through British Columbia’s world-class watersheds. The verdict? The Skeena River drainage deserves better than that. Watch it According to longtime angler Rob Brown the Skeena River drainage is “the last bastion of wild steelhead.” This film examines the value of the Skeena River and…

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Cutthroat Pop. Plummets to 750

Even more endangered than the elusive tree octopus, there are now less than 750 native greenback cutthroat living in the wild. The last pack of hanging-ons inhabits a remote, high-gradient stream that the conservation-focused Colorado Greenbacks organization is working to protect. Watch it Via the Greenbacks: “Through January of 2014 we’re running an Indiegogo Project…

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Cutthroat Pop. Plummets to 750

Even more endangered than the elusive tree octopus, there are now less than 750 native greenback cutthroat living in the wild. The last pack of hanging-ons inhabits a remote, high-gradient stream that the conservation-focused Colorado Greenbacks organization is working to protect. Watch it Via the Greenbacks: “Through January of 2014 we’re running an Indiegogo Project…

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Shallow Season

The Shallow Season

David Mangum and the crew at Shallow Water Expeditions introduce a fifth season in this heavy-hitting skinny water edit. Check out “The Shallow Season”, starring the best redfishing footage you’ll see all week. Via Shallow Water Expeditions: “As the Fall set in and weather cools the Fly fishing for redfish here in our local water…

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Shallow Season

The Shallow Season

David Mangum and the crew at Shallow Water Expeditions introduce a fifth season in this heavy-hitting skinny water edit. Check out “The Shallow Season”, starring the best redfishing footage you’ll see all week. Via Shallow Water Expeditions: “As the Fall set in and weather cools the Fly fishing for redfish here in our local water…

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Idylwilde (UPDATED)

Idylwilde Flies last week filed a lawsuit against Umpqua Feather Merchants—the company that recently purchased and started selling in-limbo Idylwilde product from production facilities in the Philippines. Via its social media channels and blog, Idylwilde owner Zach Mertens announced that, “…Idylwilde legally filed for its right to claim the flies from Umpqua and Mirabel….” He…

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