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The Underpant Gnome School of Economics

I get it now. Prescott and Minister Gray are from the Underpant Gnome School of Economics. Phase 1. Get rid of the anglers. Phase 2. ? Phase 3. Profit Get it? It is sooooo clear to me now.   A tool that I used to use back in my Foundation/Awarding-Grants days was the Logic Model. […]

Bonefish – Up Close

For some reason we really like close up shots of bonefish.. Maybe it’s because we spend so much of our time trying to see bonefish at far distances. Lucky for us, we can count on our buddy Peter Viau to provide us with some pretty cool perspectives on bonefish. Thanks Peter! More on Bonefishing 9 Questions on […]

Video Hatch: “Distracted”

11 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This film trailer celebrates the quest of catching four species of cutthroat trout. The full film is now touring with the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4). Via Blue Halo.

Tippets: Flies for Wilderness Fishing, AMFF’s History Makers

11 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Fishing high country streams is often not as easy as it first appears. Specifically, the right fly selection can make a world of difference. Read great advice for choosing the right flies for wilderness fishing, from Ryan McSparran of Winterhawk … more ?

Dead salmon, climate change and Northwest dams

16 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Photo: Peteforsyth Federal dam operators are breaking the law by allowing the Columbia River to reach lethally hot temperatures for salmon. Scientists report that 400,000 sockeye, 80 percent of the run, are dead or dying. Fishermen and...Show More Summary

Fly fishing 3 of the newest national monuments

16 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Three newly designated national monuments represent just a few of the 19 special landscapes the Obama Administration has marked for preservation over the years. And these protected lands are home to some of the best fishing. Fly fishing in Northern California’s stunning Berryessa Snow Mountain, designated in July, is just one example. Show More Summary

Relieving Expectations or: Only the Ultimate Prize is Catching the Fish

16 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

From 4bc Productions. In the competitive, passion and Adrenaline inducing sport of Saltwater Fly Fishing, many fishermen become obsessed about holding the biggest, perfect, most difficult to catch fish on front of the camera and snap their bragging rights for the pre-dinner margarita lubricated Fish-talk.

$10 to send a message

I just sent my $10 in. Read this story from Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures about supporting the Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association. I believe these guys have the level heads needed to do something positive here. I’d urge you to support them as well.

Top Bass Fishing Picks from ICAST 2015

Not sure which items, lures, lines, rods, etc will be the long term winners or generate the most buzz this week, but based on the online coverage, here are the items I will most likely be trying this summer and fall as they become available. Show More Summary

Does Fly Fishing At Night Improve Your Casting and Mending?

Last week a good friend and I put on a fairly placid section of the Colorado River at 7 p.m. with my new Boulder Boat Works dory.  We floated until almost 1 a.m. It was a section I know like the back of my hand and barely has any real obstacles to maneuver around. Show More Summary


This year at Alaska West, our run of chum salmon came in a bit later than normal (don’t worry, they’re here in full force now). However, our resident rainbow trout count on the conveyor belt of salmon flesh each season to fatten up for the winter, which on our river consists of mostly chum and […]

Video Hatch: “La Rivière Sauvage”

This film features fly fishing guide Steeve Colin and riding instructor Delphine Sigaud as they combine their skills and sports to offer a unique trip: riding horses to reach remote rivers in France. Via PM Productions.

Tippets: Affordable Watercraft, Teaching Kids to Fish, Great Lakes Smallmouth

Fishing from a boat can greatly expand your options as an angler. In a recent article Ethan Smith writes about options for affordable and alternative watercraft, from SUPs to kayaks. Via Gink & Gasoline. A fly rod and reel can be … more ?

Hardy Ultralite CA DD Fly Reel

The recently released Ultralite CA DD Fly Reel from Hardy is a large-arbor freshwater reel, featuring aesthetic and structural improvements for serious anglers. Read more in the press release below. Hardy Ultralite CA DD Fly Reel With its reputation for … more ?

Yellowstone Approves Fish Restoration Project on Soda Butte Creek

Yellowstone National Park, in coordination with partner agencies Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, and the US Forest Service, has approved a project to remove nonnative brook trout from Soda Butte CreekShow More Summary

What happens when a rainforest burns?

When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn. LINK (via: Grist)

Bahamas Conservation Update

An update from Bonefish Tarpon Trust on the progress that has been made on their collaborations toward science-based conservation of the Bahamas bonefish fishery. LINK

Death to a deadbeat dam

A 61-foot dam that helped kill off the Eklutna River salmon run will finally be removed. The Conservation Fund -- in partnership with the Native Village of Eklutna and Eklutna Inc. -- has formally announced its intent to remove the Eklutna River dam now owned by Eklutna Inc. LINK (via: Alaska Dispatch News)

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