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The National FlyFishing in Schools Program is a nationwide, in school program, that teaches the positive lifetime activity of flyfishing to students in grades 6-12.  NFFSP teaches students how to cast a fly rod in the school gym while they also learn about fish, insects, aquatic resources, resources stewardship and conservation.

NFFSP works in cooperation with state education and fish and wildlife agencies and a network of groups interested in teaching our youth how to fly fish in schools.


The sponsorship options range from $50 to $3,000, seems like this something AFFTA should be supporting given their goal of expanding participation.


This Whiskey Tastes Like Piss

Because this single malt whiskey is made from piss.

LINK (Via: Gizmodo)

This bourbon, on the other hand, tastes like gold.  If you have ongoing affairs with Jack, Jim, Knob, Makers, etc., you're going to want to bring Buffalo Trace into your stable of mistresses.  I've been meaning to endorse this stuff for 6 months and finally feel compelled to do so.


Sunday Toona - The Great White Wonder

Seemed appropriate with a Cape Cod striper fest on the horizon.

Considered the first rock bootleg, Great White Wonder was a Dylan bootleg double album released in 1969.

Baby Please Don't Go and New Orleans Rag are embedded below.


Where Everybody Owns Your Name

The soap opera surrounding Jack Dennis and his relationship with the original business that bears his name just took a legal turn. Dennis who "retired" in October of 2009 then unretired in 2010 when he opened another retail location and guiding operation in Jackson that bears his name. Now Jack is being sued by Jack Dennis Sports Inc for using his name and they are also arguing over who owns the domain name.

Dennis’ attorney said he will file a formal court document answering these allegations, and he will also file counter claims.

LINK (Via: The Jackson Hole Daily)


"One word, plastics"

Despite growing awareness of the problem of plastic pollution in the world's oceans, little solid scientific information existed to illustrate the nature and scope of the issue. Now, a team of researchers from Sea Education Association (SEA), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and the University of Hawaii (UH) published a study of plastic marine debris based on data collected over 22 years by undergraduate students in the latest issue of the journal Science.

A previously undefined expanse of the western North Atlantic has been found to contain high concentrations of plastic debris, comparable to those observed in the region of the Pacific commonly referred to as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

 LINK (Via: Science Daily)


Mr. Kriege said that the dredges’ impact on the riverbed was “like fluffing a pillow” 

GOLD HILL, Ore. — When four dams on the Rogue River here were scheduled for removal, environmentalists predicted many benefits: more salmon and steelhead swimming upriver to spawn; more gravel carried downriver to replenish the riverbed; more rafters bobbing along 57 miles of newly opened water. 

What they didn't count on was an influx of New 49'ers, suction dredgers looking to sift through the tons of gravel for the gold once hidden behind the dams.

LINK (Via: The NY Times)