Vermillion

Vermillion

The Fly Fishing Film Tour (aka “The F3T”) is coming off a marathon nine-month season and edits for 2014 are now streaming in—including this clip that dives deep into the belly of AZ’s cinnabar walls. Watch it Via Kitchen Sink Studios: “Friendship, fly fishing, film and a thirst for adventure, “Vermillion” looks to capture it…

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Vermillion

Vermillion

The Fly Fishing Film Tour (aka “The F3T”) is coming off a marathon nine-month season and edits for 2014 are now streaming in—including this clip that dives deep into the belly of AZ’s cinnabar walls. Watch it Via Kitchen Sink Studios: “Friendship, fly fishing, film and a thirst for adventure, “Vermillion” looks to capture it…

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Keys Crop

Guides Protest Glades Closure

ISLAMORADA, FL—Keys guides aboard 100 boats banded together on Wednesday to rage against a dysfunctional machine, following lost revenue due to federal closures within Everglades National Park. “The park being closed means we can’t go fishing, that means we can’t make any money, and that means the days of fishing we are losing, we don’t get…

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Keys Crop

Guides Protest Glades Closure

ISLAMORADA, FL—Keys guides aboard 100 boats banded together on Wednesday to rage against a dysfunctional machine, following lost revenue due to federal closures within Everglades National Park. “The park being closed means we can’t go fishing, that means we can’t make any money, and that means the days of fishing we are losing, we don’t get…

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waypointz

Waypoints Film Premier Hits Denver

Join Trouts Fly Fishing and The Drake for Confluence Films’ latest movie project Waypoints, at Denver’s Oriental Theater next month. The globetrotting piece includes stops at St. Brandon’s Atoll in the Indian Ocean, Patagonian Chile, southeast Alaska, India, and the jungles of Venezuela for payara. Carp dapping in the South Platte, not included. Check out the trailer,…

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waypointz

Waypoints Film Premier Hits Denver

Join Trouts Fly Fishing and The Drake for Confluence Films’ latest movie project Waypoints, at Denver’s Oriental Theater next month. The globetrotting piece includes stops at St. Brandon’s Atoll in the Indian Ocean, Patagonian Chile, southeast Alaska, India, and the jungles of Venezuela for payara. Carp dapping in the South Platte, not included. Check out the trailer,…

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raccoon

Wildlife Gone Wild

Due to congress’s inability to reach a Kumbaya-like stance on Obamacare, recent government shutdowns have sparked a free-for-all within the now human-free confines of Yellowstone National Park. Sadness settled in late last week, with confirmed reports of an ESA-listed grizzly fornicating with an unnamed raccoon behind an overturned dumpster at the unoccupied Madison Campground. Furloughed…

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raccoon

Wildlife Gone Wild

Due to congress’s inability to reach a Kumbaya-like stance on Obamacare, recent government shutdowns have sparked a free-for-all within the now human-free confines of Yellowstone National Park. Sadness settled in late last week, with confirmed reports of an ESA-listed grizzly fornicating with an unnamed raccoon behind an overturned dumpster at the unoccupied Madison Campground. Furloughed…

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Cruise

Don’t Dredge It

The idea of a cruise ship vacation sounds awesome—especially if you’re into partying hard with octogenarians, or lack the creativity to pull off a seaworthy itinerary better than this guy’s. But love it or loathe it, there’s no denying the industry brings big bucks to small ports such as Key West. And the raging debate…

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Cruise

Don’t Dredge It

The idea of a cruise ship vacation sounds awesome—especially if you’re into partying hard with octogenarians, or lack the creativity to pull off a seaworthy itinerary better than this guy’s. But love it or loathe it, there’s no denying the industry brings big bucks to small ports such as Key West. And the raging debate…

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Montana Wild

Breaking Bull

After overdosing on the Breaking Bad season finale, television is back to its usual life-sucking self… so today it’s up to flyfishing teasers to fill that deep void. “Wild Country” from the crew at Montana Wild spews with the kind of bull we like—of the trout variety. Watch it And for your weekly conservation fix, North Fork…

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BRICKHEAD

Not-So-Fictional Fiction [Brickhead originally ran in the Summer 2010 issue of The Drake. For the all new Part II, click here. —ed] QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO. HIS DOGS WERE torched. He’d forgotten to put sunscreen on his feet the day before. He had taken his wading boots off after a mile walk on the flats and just spaced it.…

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Spill

New Salmon Plan is Same Old

This week NOAA released its 751-page draft plan for protecting endangered Columbia and Snake River salmon, which is basically a carbon copy of three previous federal-court rejected incarnations. Holding out hope for fourth time’s a charm, Save Our Wild Salmon executive director, Joseph Bogaard, said: “Unfortunately, the latest blueprint barely changes the plan rejected by the district…

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Jigger

The Jig Is Up

After months of discussion and debate, bickering and banter, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) delivered a firm message last week: No more jigging in Boca Grande Pass. “There’s not going to be a huge impact from this one ruling,” says Save the Tarpon spokesperson, Tom McLaughlin. “But it’s groundbreaking for the FWC,…

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Skykomish

Save the Skykomish

Washington State’s Skykomish River is born at the confluence of its north and west forks and drains a sliver of the western Cascades, where a looming Mt. Index has pondered its course for millennia. It’s a pretty picture, one where steelhead and salmon enter the fray seasonally, and one that could be marred by a $150…

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Townie

The Townie

For your unbelabored Labor Day viewing, introducing Timmy Yochum of Bend, Oregon—a kid who works grocery store hours and rips no-handed wheelies en route to the river. Via RA Beattie and Beattie Outdoor Productions. “In their hometown of Bend, Oregon, Timmy Yochum is one who spends as much of his time on the water as possible…

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Habitat

More Habitat… For Chrissakes

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) this week pledged $3.73 million to habitat restoration projects in Oregon and Washington, helping restore more than 1,800 acres benefitting threatened anadromous species. Funny enough, the ol’ habitat underdog is seeing a resurgence in popularity as a key ingredient to rebuilding prolific populations of big steelhead, chinook, and…

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Instaking

Insta-King

This impressive Instagrammed king salmon has been floating around the Interwebs today. Hashtagged details suggest: #chinook, #speyrod, #flyfishing, #bc, #skeena, #omg, #bigfish. This closer-up confirms the last two, and obvious omissions such as: #holyshit, #makesuskindahorny, and #bc-bound…

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Cielo

Cielo Grande… Montana

Cielo Grande—a new edit from Yukon Goes Fishing—detours through Montana and surfaces on Vimeo for three minutes of bank heists and well played smash-and-grabs. Watch it Via Yukon: “Cielo Grande. Large Air. Big Sky. After almost a year away from Montana’s waters, I took a whirlwind tour of some new waters and old favorites. It…

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