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By Justin Bezold ‘Water.' The word seems simple enough, but ounce-for-ounce water is more valuable than gold. With adequate water, the Yakima Basin produces fish, hops, wine, fruit and a bustling recreational scene. Take away the water, as happens during droughts, and the basin usually struggles to [ READ MORE... ]
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Bristol Bay Guide Academy student shows her Arctic Grayling while fishing in Idavain Creek in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Photo by Chris Little   By: Chris Little   We loaded the float plane shortly after 8:00 am. Sharolynn and David, two students from the Bristol Bay River Academy, were scheduled to [ READ MORE... ]
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Fish for a cause – join Trout Unlimited and the Wood River Land Trust for the 2nd annual Big Wood Single Fly Like many western trout rivers, the Big Wood River in central Idaho has been impacted by past land-use practices, habitat loss, and reduced stream flows. As part of the Home Rivers [ READ MORE... ]
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This native redband trout was photographed in a headwater stream that is protected under the Clean Water Act thanks to a new EPA/Army Corps of Engineers clean water rule. Some in Congress seek to scrap that rule and once again put waters—and fish—like this one in jeopardy. Several riders in [ READ MORE... ]
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It’s Montana. You know you want to fish there this summer. I want to fish there this summer. We all want to fish there this summer. The only real questions have to do with the details: How? When? Where? The good news is that neither of us has to know the answers to any of those questions because [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY nelli_williams ON June 10 - 0 COMMENTS
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With some help from former ADF&G biologist and Academy instructor, Dan Dunaway, David lands a nice rainbow.  Of course, the camera man was on the other side of the river when he caught the big one.       By Nelli Williams I had my head down puzzling over the schedule for the upcoming days (we  [ READ MORE... ]
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By Dean Finnerty   I met Frank Moore fifteen years ago.  I had a booth at the Roseburg, Oregon Sportsmen Show to promote my guide business.  At the time, my two older sons were 8 and 6 years old and they were learning to fly fish and tie their own flies.  In front of our booth was an indoor fly [ READ MORE... ]
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Bristol Bay River & Guide Academy students setting goals for the week. Photo by Rich Johnson By: Jenny Lynes “I would love to have somebody from this Academy on my guide staff.” Pete Raynor, manager of Kulik Lodge laid out a challenge to the incoming class of the Bristol Bay River & Guide [ READ MORE... ]
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Kulik Lodge from the air. Katmai National Park, Alaska. Photo by Rich Johnson By: Jenny Lynes [Day 1] As the instructors finish up lesson plans, students are en route to the Academy. Before we get started, here's an overview of a few Academy stats and figures. 1 Lodge. We're lucky enough to be at [ READ MORE... ]
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Think about the first time you experienced fly fishing, on foot or a drift boat - did you know the rules, the etiquette, and what to do when interacting with other user groups on the water? If you're like me, you learned from a guide, then practiced what you were taught. If not, then you may have [ READ MORE... ]
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