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We may as well be number one in something...


Owl / Lo Fi Fly Twofer

All new episodes from fly fishing's new favorite film makers.

What to look out for in the Smokies! Where to fish! How to dress! What to sing! What to sing?... 

In Fly Fishing there are many. Long live the nemesis fish!


10 tons of illegally caught Stripers in Chesapeake Bay

This happened back in February.

The thieves employed submerged gill nets, which are approved for taking strippers, but only when properly tended, used on defined dates, and in compliance with catch limits. In this case, however, the poachers caught 20,000 pounds against a daily legal quota of 300 pounds!

The Weekend Sportfisherman has all the gory details along with photos.



Largest Open Pit Mine in North America Cause for Investor Concerns

Photo: Stop Pebble Mine

Nearly 30 investor organizations representing over $170 billion in assets are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a review process under the Clean Water Act to evaluate the mine waste impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine on Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed

Led by Trillium Asset Management Corp. (Trillium) and Calvert Investments (Calvert), the organizations hold over 13 million shares in Anglo American plc, the UK-based mining company behind the proposed mine.

Wait, what?

LINK (Via:American Banking and Market News)

I wonder if Pebble CEO John Shively will call his overlord shareholders terrorists?


Pricks of the Week

The Idaho Senate voted 27-8 in favor of requiring anyone using the courts to challenge plans to haul oversized loads on Idaho roadways to post a bond equal to 5 percent of the load's insured value.The bill now heads to the Governor's desk.

LINK (Via Bloomberg)

The Alaska House has just passed a bill allowing judges set security bonds for parties seeking to halt mines or other development the Pebble Mine. That bill now moves on to the Alaska Senate. 

LINK (Via: Fairbanks Daily News)


The oldest fossil of the impression of a flying insect has been found