Ed Marston. HCN.org photo.

High Country News

Ed Marston, former publisher of High Country News, dies at 78

Edwin “Ed” Marston, a physicist turned environmental journalist and political organizer, died Aug. 31 in Grand Junction, Colorado, of complications of West Nile virus. He was 78 years old. He is survived by his wife and working partner, Betsy Marston, of Paonia, Colorado.

Ed Marston was born April 25, 1940, in New York to Jack and Matilda Marston, both European immigrants. He graduated from New York’s competitive Stuyvesant High School in 1958, and from the City College of New York in 1961. He earned his doctorate in solid-state physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1968.

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RIO Products

RIO Brings Its ConnectCore Metered Shooting Line to Two-Handed Anglers

IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO (September 4, 2018) – RIO continues to provide anglers with the exact tools needed to fish in the most efficient and effective manner, and that is certainly true with its new ConnectCore Metered Shooting Line.

The ConnectCore Metered Shooting Line affords longer casts, greater hookups and a higher landing ratio all while allowing anglers to better gauge casting distance. The line features RIO’s RangeFinder system with a color change every 10 feet to easily gauge how far each cast is. In addition, the RangeFinder color markings allow anglers to hook, play and land a fish, and then return to the exact same length of line they were fishing before they hooked the fish.

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NASA Climate Change

Just another day on aerosol Earth, Aerosols in Asia

Take a deep breath. Even if the air looks clear, it is nearly certain that you will inhale millions of solid particles and liquid droplets. These ubiquitous specks of matter are known as aerosols and they can be found in the air over oceans, deserts, mountains, forests, ice, and every ecosystem in between.

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Gear Junkie

Truck Drawer System: How I Built Out My Pickup Bed

The least discussed — and arguably most crucial — part of nomadic life is storage. It’s not sexy, badass, or terribly fun to write about. But a well-designed storage system is absolutely necessary for full-time life on the road.

Keeping your vehicle organized as you travel allows for more spontaneity, happiness, and adventure. It all starts with plywood, screws, and thoughtful design.

Our editor, Andy Cochrane, built out his Tacoma for life on the road. Check out his storage plan for ideas on how to get out and stay organized.

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Hat Creek, an hour drive from annual meeting, represents the quintessential chess game of spring creek fly fishing for wary trout. It bubbles out of the numerous, aquifers near Mt Lassen and runs clear and cold throughout the season, providing ample habitat for a variety of different aquatic insects, including stoneflies, caddisflies, and multiple mayfly species. The shallow, easily waded riffles and long glass-smooth flats of Hat Creek offer ideal holding water for the stream’s resident rainbow and brown trout, and it is perfectly suited to fly fishing. Photo is a Trout Unlimited image.

Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited 2018 Annual Meeting: Sept. 19 – 23

Join hundreds of Trout Unlimited members, volunteers and staff at our 2018 Annual Meeting in Redding, California from Sept. 19 – 23. The TU Annual Meeting is a powerful celebration of all we’ve accomplished together in the past year towards our mission to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Along with important business to conduct, the Annual Meeting agenda includes some special activities, including:

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Book Review

A Cast in the Woods: A Story of Fly Fishing, Fracking, and Floods in the Heart of Trout Country Hardcover – September 1, 2018

When angler and author Stephen Sautner bought a streamside cabin and some land in the heart of fly fishing country in the Catskill Mountains, he thought he had finally reached angling nirvana. Little did he know what loomed: a series of historical floods, a land rush over fracking for natural gas, and constant battles with invasive species, plagues of insects, and other pests.

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