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Thursday
Feb262015

Federal Gov's Proposed 5-Year Offshore Drilling Plan 

Recently the Obama administration's proposed 5-year plan for offshore oil and gas development, setting some areas in the Arctic Ocean off limits, but opening up a large chunk of the Atlantic Ocean for drilling along the East Coast off Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia.

Sky Truth lays out the what's at risk along the coast where new offshore drilling is being contemplated and  urges you to let the feds know what you think about this plan. 

Go here to submit your comments

LINK

Thursday
Feb262015

Spooked

Thursday
Feb262015

Jack's Journal: Making a Fly Rod


Ask any fly-fisherman and they know the name Bob Summers. These aren't just rods -- these are hand crafted pieces of perfection.

Wednesday
Feb252015

Keep wild steelhead wet! 

Infographic courtesy of Rich Simms

Wild winter steelhead enter our coastal rivers in a more mature condition and closer to spawn timing with fish sometimes caught within hours to days of freshwater entry or in their holding and spawning areas. This vulnerable condition makes them susceptible to loss in fry production by improper handling practices and exposure to air. Let’s work together to reduce our impact by keeping wild steelhead underwater.

Download the full-size image HERE.

Wednesday
Feb252015

Seven knots for attaching a fly to leader/tippet material, and how to tie them

This film shows how to tie 7 of the most popular fly fishing knots for attaching a fly to tippet material. Easy to see, and with clear directions, this is one of the best knot films out there. In addition, each knot finishes with a laboratory test that breaks the knot under a controlled environment - illustrating the relevant strength of each knot.

All knots tested in this film were tied in a piece of 10 lb RIO Steelhead/Salmon tippet material.

Wednesday
Feb252015

Roasty Toasty

A good back heat is a full body heat