A few minutes before liftoff.
A few minutes before liftoff.
Now you too can become a master fish carver with Ed Walicki's video carving courses.
A look back at what Time was saying back in 1989.
It is in some ways a dangerous sport too, but less for the fish than for the angler's relatives. Fly-fishermen can quickly become world-class bores. LINK
Less than 24 hours to the official start of the 2008 Fly Fishing Film Tour!
"Young grasshopper - chew ham and cheeze slowly and much love come soon to Annelid".
NPR reports on a group of Inuit 7th graders who have banded together to fight the Pebble Mine.
But where some see a vital addition to Alaska's economy, others see an unmitigated threat to the environment. Now a group of seventh-graders in nearby Dillingham has banded together as Rebels to the Pebble, a dogged and creative activist corps.
Save Our Wild Salmon is looking for a a roadie to work on this year's national Salmon Recovery Road Show.
The roadshow consists of two people traveling coast to coast in order to build grassroots, media, and political support and awareness for Snake and Columbia River salmon and steelhead restoration and lower Snake River dam removal.
Extinction Stops Here - The 2007 Road Show for Salmon Recovery Blog LINK
Forced by a federal court decision to develop a way to manage water that would help Yakima River spring chinook recover, fish biologists invented the system called "flip-flop," which alternates flows in the Yakima and Naches rivers to serve both farming and fish. And for a while, it seemed to work: Farmers got their water in the key late-summer and early-fall dry periods, and the spring chinook rebounded, albeit modestly.
Unfortunately the strategy had a negative impact on native steelhead and new research suggests the flip-flop may also take an unexpected toll on the Yakima spring chinook, the very fish it was designed to protect.
Via: High Country News LINK
Another excellent fly fishing blog we've somehow missed since last August. LINK
On his Denver Post blog Charlie Myers asks:
-Which show did you attend and why?
–Which would you choose if you had it to do over again?
–Does the notion of two separate shows appeal to you and, if so, would you like to see them on different weekends?
The first of many Chum posts: Learn Fly Tying Lesson 1 for Beginners with David Cammiss
10 pound test meets 15+ pound steelhead.
The final votes have been counted and Justin Crump's rooster just edges out Randall Bryett's poon to take the 2007 Slab of the Year award, some Patagonia Watermaster 2 waders, and Chum bragging rights for the next year. Randall scores a new Reel Pure soft shell as runner up and Kari Dahl will receive a dozen flies and Wetfly box for bringing home the bronze.
Thanks to all who took the time to enter and to all our loyal readers worldwide who voted.
If it's any consolation the EU went overwhelmingly for the Albacore.
So did the Marianas
The rooster and the poon ruled in Central and South America.
Looks like Yi voted for the Albacore too.
Stripers Forever is rallying support for House Bill HR3841 that would ban the practice of purse seining for menhaden in both state and federal waters. The availability of menhaden is critical to the sustainability of striped bass and there are indicators that overfishing is having an impact on their role as striper forage.
Below is a sample e-mail you can cut and paste to e-mail your congressperson.
Dear Congressperson (their name) my name is (your name) and I live in your congressional district. Striped bass and the marine environment are very important to me. Menhaden are the number one forage of the striped bass, plus they are an important filter feeder. I believe that fishery managers have not done nearly enough to conserve menhaden stocks, and I therefore urge you to become a cosponsor of HR3841, a bill that would eliminate the practice of purse seining menhaden for reduction purposes. Please let me know how you have decided to act on this matter.
(Your name again and e-mail address)”
Nick Calleya, 36, from Cubert in Cornwall and George Carstairs from Scotland landed the 500lb white Sturgeon while angling from a boat in the Fraser River in British Columbia in Canada. Via: The Daily Mail LINK