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Editor’s note: Coloradans turned out in force (and in full voice) for today’s Clean Water for Colorado rally in downtown Denver, an event put together by TU and other conservation groups, as well as local outdoor businesses such as RepYourWater, Confluence Kayaks and Downriver Equipment. The rally— [ READ MORE... ]
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Technology in fishing has grown by leaps and bounds over the last half-century or so. Anglers now can take to the water in bass boats equipped with mapping-grade sonar fish finders, trolling motors and gear that, to our grandfathers, would be likely be described as "newfangled." Even fly fishing [ READ MORE... ]
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The first time I ever used a Zebra Midge, I was bundled up in Neoprene waders and walking my float tube down the S-curves of Idaho's Silver Creek. Full disclosure: I'm not an enthusiastic nympher, and floating a sunken midge nymph under an indicator is probably my least-favorite brand of fly [ READ MORE... ]
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A pair of fly fishing entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom are hoping to modernize the average fly box by making inserting and removing flies easier and cleaner, giving anglers more time with flies in the water. The new Ripplebox is brilliantly simple in its design, and, from what I can tell, a [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo Seattle Times Anglers and commercial salmon fishers off the coast of Washington and Vancouver have known for years that the occasional escapee Altantic salmon from off-shore aquaculture nets is swimming wild in Pacific waters. Atlantic salmon have turned up in nets, and juvenile Atlantic [ READ MORE... ]
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Outdoor manufacturer and retailer Patagonia took a bold step recently and produced the company's first-ever TV ad. Was the commercial about the new Patagonia waders that pack down into a bag the size of a loaf of bread? Or the company's new offerings in raingear or light-weight climbing attire? No [ READ MORE... ]
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It’s a 5-weight world, baby. Did you know that over half of all fly rods sold in America right now are 9-foot 5-weights? That means all the small-stream rods, saltwater rods, pike rods, carp rods, Euro nymph rods, and everything else put together MIGHT add up to the most popular single length and [ READ MORE... ]
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Trout in austere, backcountry creeks are oppotunists. The very thing that makes these streams so appealing to anglers—cold, cystal clear waters, amazing viewscapes, a wild, largely untouched setting—is what makes life so tough on small-stream trout. Food is scarce, and just about anything that [ READ MORE... ]
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Bull trout are the only native char to the interior Northwest. Close relatives to brook trout, Arctic char and Dolly Varden, they require the coldest and cleanest waters to survive and thrive. It's no suprise that their populations have been greatly impacted by development over the years. Dams have [ READ MORE... ]
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Here's a little good news for your weekend. A few days ago, a year to the day that tens of thousands of coldwater fish were killed in the Yellowstone River due to low flows, high water temperatures, and associated disease, TU signed an agreement with Kinross—a mining company out of Toronto—that [ READ MORE... ]
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