skins fins

Skins & Fins

Terrace, B.C., boasts stashes of awesomeness from bottom to top. On the ground it straddles the banks of the Skeena, with stone’s-throw access to some of the planet’s best wild steelhead tribs. And at altitude, you’ll find a backcountry experience marked by massive annual snowfall and untouched lines. Skins & Fins drops in with just…

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skins fins

Skins & Fins

Terrace, B.C., boasts stashes of awesomeness from bottom to top. On the ground it straddles the banks of the Skeena, with stone’s-throw access to some of the planet’s best wild steelhead tribs. And at altitude, you’ll find a backcountry experience marked by massive annual snowfall and untouched lines. Skins & Fins drops in with just…

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Long Shot

Long Shot

Proving that people who flyfish for carp are freakish—in an awesome way—”Long Shot” follows an angling couple’s love of ol’ rubberlips across Colorado’s Front Strange. Watch It Via The Fly Collective: Jay Zimmerman and Erin Block share glimpses in to their lives as authors, creators of proven fly patterns, and anglers. Fly fishing for carp…

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Long Shot

Long Shot

Proving that people who flyfish for carp are freakish—in an awesome way—”Long Shot” follows an angling couple’s love of ol’ rubberlips across Colorado’s Front Strange. Watch It Via The Fly Collective: Jay Zimmerman and Erin Block share glimpses in to their lives as authors, creators of proven fly patterns, and anglers. Fly fishing for carp…

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Columbia Mouth copy

Dear Steelhead: Be Safe Out There

Thanks to a new report from ecologists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the ocean’s impact on species survival—such as juvenile steelhead and salmon leaving the Columbia and entering the Pacific—is one step closer to being solved. “The study provides a snapshot of salmon behavior at a crucial time, after a migration from…

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Columbia Mouth copy

Dear Steelhead: Be Safe Out There

Thanks to a new report from ecologists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the ocean’s impact on species survival—such as juvenile steelhead and salmon leaving the Columbia and entering the Pacific—is one step closer to being solved. “The study provides a snapshot of salmon behavior at a crucial time, after a migration from…

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Former owner Andrew Bennet sells Deneki Outdoors.

Sold: Deneki Outdoors

Deneki Outdoors—with lodges in Alaska, British Columbia, and the Bahamas—was sold this week to a Dallas, Texas-based family with ties in the destination flyfishing game that run two-decades deep. Despite the sale, there are no short-term plans to dissolve the successful brand started by former owner Andrew Bennett in 2004. The trio of lodges on…

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Susitna Stoecker

Alaska Mega-Dam Proposal Gets “Very Real”

Overshadowed by Pebble Mine but equally troubling when it comes to potential for a large-scale environmental beatdown, a dam proposal targeting the Susitna River continues to make headway. Alaska recently authorized expenditures of $165 million to push the project through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s expedited permitting process. Matt Stoecker and Travis Rummel, who’ve teamed…

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Susitna Stoecker

Alaska Mega-Dam Proposal Gets “Very Real”

Overshadowed by Pebble Mine but equally troubling when it comes to potential for a large-scale environmental beatdown, a dam proposal targeting the Susitna River continues to make headway. Alaska recently authorized expenditures of $165 million to push the project through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s expedited permitting process. Matt Stoecker and Travis Rummel, who’ve teamed…

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Susitna Stoecker

Alaska Mega-Dam Proposal Gets “Very Real”

Overshadowed by Pebble Mine but equally troubling when it comes to potential for a large-scale environmental beatdown, a dam proposal targeting the Susitna River continues to make headway. Alaska recently authorized expenditures of $165 million to push the project through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s expedited permitting process. Matt Stoecker and Travis Rummel, who’ve teamed…

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Waypoints AK

Waypoints AK

Waypoints, a new flyfishing film by Confluence, premiers this week in select cities across the country. Join The Drake at Denver’s Oriental Theater on Friday night and prepare to get loose. Dan “Rooster” Leavens scoops up a handful of steel in this underwater-porn enriched AK edit, below. Watch it Waypoints is a multi-segmented flyfishing film…

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Waypoints AK

Waypoints AK

Waypoints, a new flyfishing film by Confluence, premiers this week in select cities across the country. Join The Drake at Denver’s Oriental Theater on Friday night and prepare to get loose. Dan “Rooster” Leavens scoops up a handful of steel in this underwater-porn enriched AK edit, below. Watch it Waypoints is a multi-segmented flyfishing film…

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Waypoints AK

Waypoints AK

Waypoints, a new flyfishing film by Confluence, premiers this week in select cities across the country. Join The Drake at Denver’s Oriental Theater on Friday night and prepare to get loose. Dan “Rooster” Leavens scoops up a handful of steel in this underwater-porn enriched AK edit, below. Watch it Waypoints is a multi-segmented flyfishing film…

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FlipBoat

Whatever Folds Your Boat

Turning a boat into origami ain’t easy, but it’s exactly what Dragonfly Boatworks plans to deliver with its oddball “foldable” fiberglass skiff debuting later this month. “We had a particular customer with a particular challenge,” said Mark Castlow of Dragonfly Boatworks, “and, as in most challenges, the solution took on a life of its own.”…

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FlipBoat

Whatever Folds Your Boat

Turning a boat into origami ain’t easy, but it’s exactly what Dragonfly Boatworks plans to deliver with its oddball “foldable” fiberglass skiff debuting later this month. “We had a particular customer with a particular challenge,” said Mark Castlow of Dragonfly Boatworks, “and, as in most challenges, the solution took on a life of its own.”…

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FlipBoat

Whatever Folds Your Boat

Turning a boat into origami ain’t easy, but it’s exactly what Dragonfly Boatworks plans to deliver with its oddball “foldable” fiberglass skiff debuting later this month. “We had a particular customer with a particular challenge,” said Mark Castlow of Dragonfly Boatworks, “and, as in most challenges, the solution took on a life of its own.”…

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Retracing steps in the Skeena Valley

(Still) Steelhead Paradise

I pulled into the Aspen Recreation Site just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd, after a 13-hour, nearly nonstop rental-car bender from Vancouver. The site is the lowest of three B.C. Ministry campgrounds along the Morice River, sitting about eleven miles southwest of Houston—home of the world’s largest fly rod, the world’s largest sawmill,…

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