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BS on the rise. The ability to cast long distances isn’t worth much

The ability to cast long distance, do it accurately ,as well as quickly is the fountain of success in the flats and shallow water world bones, poons and permit. [...]

January 9, 2020 FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Opinion, Slide, Videos

Opinion: Global wild salmon, dams, climate change, hatcheries, and humankind

Hatcheries established to alleviate pressure on wild salmon now endanger them. Fish farms can eliminate as much as 50 percent of near wild fish. [...]

December 30, 2019 Opinion, RECENT, Slide, wild salmon

Thunberg: “It’s all happening so fast.” And game fish and their prey are moving

Greta Thunberg's speeches often go straight to the gut. "You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes." [...]

December 24, 2019 Climate Change, FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Science, Slide

Opinion: My fluorocabon leaders do not perform as well as yours?

The best piece of advice I got about fly fishing: “Buy the best gear you can afford, and never hesitate to change-out your leader if you even think it might have been nicked." [...]

September 16, 2019 Opinion, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Opinion: Can you or can you “knot” look beyond your current view

Fishing knots are as personal as your written signature, but a better fishing knot can improve our catch statistics. Knots demand our most thoughtful scrutiny. [...]

August 30, 2019 FEATURE STORY, fly tying knots, Opinion, Slide

Opinion: In the art of exaggeration fluorocarbon leaders get my nod

Comparatively, quality mono, and fluoro leader materials each have real advantages, but they are minuscule in real-time performance. Fluoro is 2 X more expensive - you choose. [...]

August 28, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Looking Back, Opinion, Research, Slide

Opinion: New Zealand guides don’t wear taps on wade boots

If stealth is the best way to approach fly fishing for trouts, why would cleats attached to wade boots be of any use to a veteran fly fisher embracing stealth? [...]

August 22, 2019 Destinations, New Zealand, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

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