Friday, May 26, 2017

CALL TO ACTION: Save Bristol Bay & Watch "The Breach"

If you've followed along for the past number of years with the "No Pebble Mine" campaign with letter writing, emails, meetings, interviews, films, and whatever else would get the word spread to help save and bring attention to Bristol Bay, Alaska then you've ridden the same roller coaster as the rest of us. 

This ride is still far from over and a recent settlement between the EPA and Pebble Limited Partnership appears to have reopened a door that many thought was closed.

Filmmaker Mark Titus is rallying fly fishing websites around the internet to work together on a concentrated push to bring awareness and a call to action to save Bristol Bay.  Take a moment to watch this short piece and over the weekend watch the final screener for "The Breach" which is unlocked for the next five days.

News release from Mark Titus...   

"Friday, May 12th, news broke that the Trump administration paved the way for the Pebble Limited Partnership to restart its quest to dig North America’s largest open pit copper mine - directly in the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s vast wild salmon runs.

The EPA and Pebble's settlement agreement was a backroom deal brokered between
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Pebble.  The EPA's own peer-reviewed science
was not taken into consideration, nor the requests from Bristol Bay’s
Native Communities, fishermen, and hunters and anglers to uphold the EPA’s
Proposed Determination.

Bristol Bay provides 14,000 American jobs and 1.5 billion dollars to the American economy with the 30 - 60 million wild sockeye salmon that return there each summer.

Please take action and call EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt to tell him compromising an irreplaceable ecosystem, a fully sustainable food supply and some of the greatest sport fishing on earth is unacceptable.

The Office of EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt:  202-564-4700."

Take the time to call, share these posts with your friends, and watch "The Breach" this weekend for free.  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

IN THE SALT - Issue #1

There has seemed to be a small wave of new online fly fishing magazines and In The Salt launched recently which is centered on saltwater fly fishing and travel. 

If Issue #1 is any indicator of awesomeness, this is going to be one to look forward to arriving in the inbox quarterly. 

Visit the READ page for instructions on viewing for Desktop, iPhone/iPad, or Android viewers.


RIO PRODUCTS - How To Fish A Nymph & Indicator

The RIO Products "How To" video series continues with a tutorial on nymphs and indicator rigs.

Check out the RIO Products website and follow along on the Vimeo page for other excellent videos.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Endless Summer

Who's ready for friends, dry flies, steamside lunches and brews and hopefully a few trout to the net?  Andrew Steele Nisbet nails it all in this minute plus shortie.

More to check out on the ASN Vimeo page. 

Southern Culture On The Fly - No. 23

There's a good chance that your Sunday will involve some non-kosher meats and the latest issue of Southern Culture On The Fly has you covered with ten kinds of goodness.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

TIGHT LOOPS - Journey On

What started as an idea turned to a Kickstarter project that turned into a film which recently went from On Demand to free for all to enjoy.  Dive into this vagabond adventure film over the weekend from Tight Loops.

From Tight Loops...  "In the summer of 2015, filmmakers Aimee Savard and Chase Bartee packed up their belongings, moved into their 1985 Volkswagen Westfalia, and left their home in Massachusetts. The goal? To make their way to Montana, and spend as much time as humanly possible exploring, fly fishing, and documenting their travels. Living in an eighty square foot van would pose its challenges. But the lessons learned and experiences gained over the next three and a half months would set events into motion that would change their lives forever."

More goodness on the Tight Loops website, Instagram and Vimeo page.

LAST DAY - Treven Anspach Memorial Fund - Epic 686 Fly Rod Raffle

This is the last day to get in on the raffle to benefit the Treven Anspach Memorial Fund

Look back at this previous T.F.M. post for more information and donate today.

Stellar to see great companies working together for a worthy cause.

Visit the Treven Anspach Memorial Fund website to donate.