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Feeling the Pull – COVID Update from British Columbia Steelhead Country

Introducing the Staying Afloat Series, where we take an inside look into the lives of many different fly fishing guides, shops, brands, and lodges across the world in hopes of finding out how the COVID is affecting them, what they are doing to help, and how we can do our part to help them. For this feature, guest contributor John Cochran caught up with Dave “Whitey”… Read More »Feeling the Pull – COVID Update from British Columbia Steelhead Country

The Corruption of Pebble Mine Uncovered

Earlier this week, the Environmental Investigation Agency released physical, video evidence of the corrupt scheme that is Pebble Mine. These tapes prove what Bristol Bay advocates have been saying all along, expansion is inevitable and would further destroy Bristol Bay. Further, the tapes highlight the true intentions of the executives at Pebble Limited Partnership and Northern Dynasty Minerals, the companies backing Pebble Mine. “It makes… Read More »The Corruption of Pebble Mine Uncovered

Frank and Jeanne Moore could have lost their home in a wildfire, but have what matters most

Anyone that has spent some time swinging flies for steelhead in the Pacific Northwest has probably heard the story of Frank and Jeanne Moore. The couple’s hard work and dedication led to the protection of one of the last wild summer steelhead runs in Oregon. The couple’s beloved North Umpqua River Valley lit up in flames on Tuesday morning, as wildfires ravaged across the west.… Read More »Frank and Jeanne Moore could have lost their home in a wildfire, but have what matters most

The West is on Fire

My husband KC planned a surprise anniversary trip for me, we drove to a legendary river in Southern Oregon for a few days of steelhead fishing to celebrate. This river has years of history and stories that so many steelhead anglers cherish and share. We woke up eager to fish first light, so we were up at 5 am to be ready. We got out… Read More »The West is on Fire

An Inside Look at Flyfish University: A 5 Part Online Flyfishing Course

We met Jordan Oelrich a few years back on an awesome lake in the Kamloops area of British Columbia. He was an enthusiastic young and extremely knowledgable guide. We had a killer a few days on the water learning everything you could imagine about Stillwater fishing. Recently Jordan launched an online platform to help teach young anglers more about the sport of fly fishing. The… Read More »An Inside Look at Flyfish University: A 5 Part Online Flyfishing Course

Photo Essay: Grizzly Creek Fire

“It’s very sad and tragic watching and witnessing these fires but there’s also an intrinsic beauty to them as well as they create otherworldly conditions for unique and amazing imagery. Grateful to all the firefighters and emergency personnel working tirelessly to contain this blaze and hoping Colorado gets some moisture in the form of rain soon. Here are some photos of the fire I have… Read More »Photo Essay: Grizzly Creek Fire

Pendley’s Nomination to Lead the Bureau of Land Management Withdrawn

Advocates of public lands have long opposed William Perry Pendley. Ever since he was appointed Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the coalition of those opposing his authority and future appointment grew. The BLM is a subsidiary of the Department of Interior and manages our public lands–roughly 247.3 million acres. The controversy of Pendley derives from his past positions on public lands, including advocating… Read More »Pendley’s Nomination to Lead the Bureau of Land Management Withdrawn

Native Fish Society Keep ’em Wet Photo Contest Happening Now

The Native Fish Society has been running a Keep ’em Wet or #keepfishwet photo contest. The contest is quite simple to enter, all you have to do is post a #keepfishwet photo on Instagram and tag #keepemwetnfs2020. The contest runs until the end of the month of August. The prize package includes $350.00 worth of Patagonia gear and some more schwag. Find out more about… Read More »Native Fish Society Keep ’em Wet Photo Contest Happening Now

Photo of the Day: Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Springs Colorado

“A forest fire broke out during our raft trips today, engulfing the canyon in minutes. The guides had no good choice, but the best one was to paddle the trip right past the blaze. With fire lapping at both sides of the river, they made it through safely. Well done everyone. Well done.” Photo and words from White Water Rafting LLC, a rafting center and… Read More »Photo of the Day: Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Springs Colorado