Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "California" Tag

California salmon’s 2014 forced spawn

California’s persistent drought forced hatchery managers to resort to sucking baby salmon into tanker trucks for their man-made 280-mile migration toward the ocean [...]

January 11, 2018 RECENT, Slide

NOAA says vets are ready, willing and able

Although it gets little press, NOAA is essentially a military organization, and as such puts demands of the vets, and they respond - things get done in the Veterans Fisheries Corps [...]

December 15, 2017 RECENT, Slide

A fly fishing icon passes

Tom Morgan was unique in that he stayed at the zenith of his craft, bridging bamboo, fiberglass and all the machinations of graphite. He will be missed [...]

June 16, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Wild Rivers thwarts mining operation

The solution to the challenges facing the Pacific Northwest’s native fish can be found at the confluence of passionate local communities and best-available science. [...]

June 6, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Take Action: Doubling down on the broken promise of fish hatcheries

Please take action today and tell NOAA not to list hatchery steelhead and salmon under the Endangered Species Act. The deadline to comment is December 20, 2016. [...]

December 15, 2016 Conservation, RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized

Fly Tying: If there is a terrestrial ribeye, it might be a cricket

Late summer and early fall are a great time for terrestrials. Ants the easiest to tie and deadly, but never leave home without a cricket. This one by Tim Flagler "catches." [...]

September 20, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

News: Klamath dam removals heralded by salmon while water use interests bicker

The Klamath Project agreement combines a few true win-win elements for farmers and fish with several costly and counterproductive sweetheart deals for agribusiness, observers say [...]

April 11, 2016 News, RECENT, Slide

Reminder: The Fly Fishing Show, this weekend Pleasanton, CA

And the fly fishing show goes onward. This week in Pleasanton, California. Attendance is expected to break records. Easily accessible for anyone in the San Francisco Bay area [...]

February 22, 2016 RECENT, Reminder, Slide

News: Maxine McCormick is 11 and can out cast you by a lot

She won the U.S. National Casting Championships in Long Beach, Maxine scored a combined score of 289 out of 300 maximum score to win the title [...]

September 18, 2015 News, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: Cali on water alert, but there’s a drop to waste

As for the foolishness of agricultural subsidies, until recently, the federal government paid me, a New York journalist, $588 a year not to grow crops in Oregon. I rest my case [...]

June 15, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide