Located in a rugged side-pocket of eastern Montana, little Fort Smith is a big flyfishing destination. There are few roads and plenty of river; more browns and rainbows per river mile than humans per square mile; and limited amenities exist other than fly shops, outfitters, and a few fishing resorts. Life is good, if you…Details
If there’s anything to be gleaned from the “Occupy” movement sprouting placards across the nation—other than free speech does not extend to pitching tent camps in Bloomberg’s backyard—it’s that collective noise is hard to ignore.
In addition to being an ultralame Twilight fan and camping out for days on end in Forks, WA, to sneak a glimpse at Bella in a bikini, filmmaker Joey Macomber has an equally unhealthy appreciation for Olympic Peninsula steelhead as demonstrated in this sick little edit. Check it.
Footage of California guide Matt Heron bodyslamming a mega Truckee River brown is making the Facebook rounds this morning. Check it.
SUMMIT COUNTY, CO—Public access to a 15-mile stretch of the Blue River, from Green Mountain Dam to the confluence with the Colorado River, could come under private ownership if the Bureau of Land Management approves its preferred draft resource management plan, grandfathering land exchanges already under way… even when properties involve river corridors. The land…Details
Poler is a Portland-based brand that delivers an intriguing blend of outdoor essentials for streamside slackers the world over. “It’s for people that wonder why everyone is trying to pretend they are going to do first ascents on alpine peaks instead of celebrating the fact that they are having adventures that are awesome in their…Details
Sage Flyfishing Brand Video. Low on fish porn and techy verbiage. High on experience.
Blinky, the three-eyed fish native to the waters near the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, has recently migrated to a toxic reservoir in Argentina’s Córdoba province. Reputed for their speed, cunning, and 20/20/20 vision, “blinkies” are also welcomed at the dinner table. Try pairing filets with virus-resistant squash and anti-cancer purple tomato chutney… and always an…Details
DENVER—The Save Bristol Bay Road Show hits Denver’s Oriental Theater this Thursday, Oct. 27. The event, which includes a free screening of Felt Soul Media’s award-winning documentary Red Gold, is designed to raise awareness and build support for protecting Bristol Bay, Alaska, which is threatened by the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine.
Calgary, Alberta, is one of the more explosive City Limits trout fisheries on the continent. Country Pleasure Fly Fishing shows how the Canucks get down in this 2011 edit.
WASHINGTON—There are currently 49 million acres of inventoried roadless areas within America’s national forests and grasslands. Due to a recent decision by the U.S Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstating the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule, these undeveloped public lands managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will remain pavement free and timbered for the…Details
Old Tampa Bay north of the Courtney Campbell Causeway—about 84 miles of fish rich habitat—is suffering due to diminishing sea grass fields, increasing algae blooms, and an expanding layer of muck near Safety Harbor.
The Moffat Tunnel pipeline (pictured here) sucks 16 billion gallons of upper Colorado River basin water annually to basically water lawns in the Front Range. Currently, more than 60 percent of Colorado River flows and more than 50 percent of Fraser River flows are being diverted. According to the Defend the upper Colorado River initiative—whose…Details
The lovable, often on the lam Randy Quaid, hands down, wins the cooler brother contest against Dennis. (Vacation’s Cousin Eddy vs. the real-life douche best known for blowing it with hottie Meg Ryan.) But Dennis Quaid might have the cooler house. (Real-life Montana mansion with flyfishing access vs. fictional camper with major plumbing problems.)
Back in 1980, Lake Placid played host to a little event called the Winter Olympics. A bunch of figure skaters and tobogganers showed up, as well as some dudes with hockey sticks and missing teeth. Naturally, no one paid too much attention to the figure skaters. (Tonya Harding was barely even born yet. And Will…Details
Those fish-smut purveyors otherwise known as the Colorado Greenbacks are hosting the Colorado premier of Connect—Confluence Films newest flick—next Thursday, Oct. 20, at Denver’s Oriental Theatre. Tim Romano sent us an awesomely long press release that we mostly ignored until we got to the part about “beer and product giveaways.” So there you have it:…Details
MONO COUNTY, CA—The Eastern Sierras are home to prime California fishing waters, including the Walker River and lakes such as Crowley, Virginia, Lundy, Mammoth, June, Bridgeport, and Twin. But in Mono County, it’s also an area with a downward spiraling tourism economy and a bright light in the form of hundreds of untapped mining claims…Details
New film A backyard in Nowhere represents, according to the interwebs, “The birth of the flyfishing Western.” But don’t expect cameos from a double-hauling Clint Eastwood or a San Juan shuffling John Wayne. This home on the range is exclusive to mega AK pike. Giddy-up.
True, there’s a ton to be said about fall fishing in the Rockies. Water levels have simmered to fishable levels. Fish were still batting at hoppers on a North Platte in full bloom on Monday afternoon. And big browns are getting horny and ornery. Life is bueno.
Floating Noah’s Ark capsules are designed to save lives in tsunamis. But if 2012 snowpack levels are even a sliver of what we witnessed in 2012, we foresee a new retail trend in the works for spring. Barbecues and beer fridges not included.
The first fishing book I ever received was a mint copy of Roderick Haig-Brown’s Bright Waters Bright Fish. I was seven years old and instantly inspired to pick up a tweed jacket, bamboo rod, and a wicked pipe smoking habit. Six months later, and much to the chagrin of my non-anadromous parents, I left home,…Details
Hello there! My name is Petulant Sciatica, and I am a symptom of significant time spent decaying within a steel and glass coffin on the 27th floor in downtown Denver. Each day I am indirectly exposed to vast amounts of bitter, charcoal-tainted java while my host—his name is Jack—exchanges voicemails and e-mails with others just like…Details
GALLATIN COUNTY, MT—Alaskan fishing guide Michael P. Duby, 37, is a poacher of extraordinary photography skills—especially when it comes to taking self-incriminating images featuring a blood streak of illegal elk, deer, and antelope carcasses. For his efforts, Duby has received a suspended 20-year prison sentence, as well as $15,500 in fines and restitution. But wait,…Details
For the record, this is a pretty badass classy tribute to firearm-toting women, highlighting Lindsay McCrum’s new book: Chicks With Guns. The ever-popular Women in Waders calendar series might have to step up its game. (Women in Yoga Pants, however, are totally unstoppable.)