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Friday
Mar272015

The Montana Story: Forty Years of Success

In 1974, Montana did something that stunned anglers across the state and the nation: it stopped stocking trout in streams and rivers that supported wild trout populations. After decades of use and millions of dollars invested, hatchery production was not helping, and in fact was the leading cause of the collapse of the fishery. Ground-breaking research on the Madison River in the late 1960s and early '70s organized by fisheries biologist Richard Vincent led to that decision. His study results showed that as hatchery production increased, trout abundance decreased, and native stocks were displaced.

Nearly forty years after Richard Vincent's study, Montana is one of America's premier trout fishing destinations. Focusing on habitat and discontinuing river hatchery stocking, trout fisheries have recovered and wild populations are self-sustaining.

On the anniversary of this monumental decision, Wild Fish Conservancy presents The Montana Story: Forty Years of Success. This is the first volume in a series of short videos called the Wild Fish Video Journal. This educational collection is an extension of our printed Wild Fish Journal.

Friday
Mar272015

MM Tarpon - Tying Instructions by Fly dreamers 

Friday
Mar272015

Nature Conservancy needs $1M to protect Miramichi River tributary

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is launching a campaign to raise $1 million for the largest private land conservation project in New Brunswick's history.

Program director Paula Noel says by purchasing 2,100 acres of land along the Bartholomew River, which is a tributary of the Main Southwest Miramichi River, the entire watershed will benefit.

LINK (via: CBC News)

Friday
Mar272015

Vintage Chum - Early Redington Edition

Friday
Mar272015

Friday Pin Ups - Red Drum Edition

Thursday
Mar262015

IF4 Seattle

IF4 comes to Seattle next week to benefit Wild Steelheaders United. In addition to the top notch films, quality adult beverages and killer raffle prizes are also on the menu.

Be there.

Get your tickets here.