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You couldn’t go fishing then and back to the future smells worse

The purpose of environmental law is to protect and preserve the environment - the two main subjects control of pollution, and the conservation and management of land. [...]

August 15, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Looking Back, Opinion, Slide

Public lands and party lines

William Perry Pendley advocates the privatization of public lands and has ties to a number of notorious anti-public land groups, including the American Lands Council. [...]

July 31, 2019 Conservation, Opinion, Public Lands, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Being wise is being nuts about your knots 

A knot could save your life, someone else's life, keep you hooked to a fish, and maintain the value of the property you're hauling by staying secure in transit. [...]

July 30, 2019 Knots, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Doing the wrong thing for all the wrong reasons? Friday thoughts

Sometimes we overreact, sometimes we should have acted. Somewhere there is a balance - at least that's what A. O. Wilson thinks. [...]

July 12, 2019 Conservation, Opinion, RECENT, Science, Slide

Musings on minutia – timing, tides, moon phase, weather and wind

As far as full and dark moons, it’s a matter of light, along with the higher water . . . and corresponding increased current - that spring tides produce. [...]

June 20, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Opinion: Fluorocarbon facts and fiction

Carl McNeil of the Swift Fly Fishing Company wrote: “. . . the properties of Fluorocarbon are a little more than 'received wisdom' from the marketing department . . .over generously promoted as benefits." [...]

January 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Opinion: Flies … thinking outside of the box.

Rarely are new patterns world beaters, but some of Chuck Kraft's flies might qualify. He's been guiding and tying for 30 years in a multi species venue [...]

October 6, 2017 Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Public lands in private hands

By this move, Republicans essentially announced that they see zero value in the lands that this nation has paid and labored to protect for more than a century. [...]

March 3, 2017 Conservation, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: As true conservative, Gaetz should cut Big Sugar

"a federal cut Gaetz could fight for that would eliminate an obscene... theft of taxpayer money... Gaetz should abolish the federal subsidy to Big Sugar." [...]

February 13, 2017 Conservation, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Feed them plastic and they will not come

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of the North Pacific Ocean where currents have trapped huge amounts of debris, mostly plastics [...]

January 5, 2017 Opinion, RECENT, Slide