Short casts: Waders and reels for Harvey relief, Alberta's threatened cutthroats, Bessie Hudgens and more

Photo courtesy of The Advocate

With the “Cajun Navy” recalled from the lakes and bayous of the South to help rescue stranded victims of the relentless rains brought about by Hurricane Harvey, the good folks at Orvis are out to turn the fly fishing community into the “Texas Marine Corps.”

The Vermont-based company is asking fly fishers all over America who can spare a set of old waders to send them to the Orvis store in San Antonio, where they will be distributed to rescue personnel and volunteers who will need them in the coming weeks, not only to help rescue victims, but to clean up after this devastating storm. If you’ve got a pair of waders gathering dust on the shelves, or if you’ve put your waders away for the season in anticipation of grouse, deer and elk, consider sending them to Texas to help with disaster relief and recovery. Here’s where you send them:

Orvis San Antonio
ATTN: Landon Rowlett
Park North Shopping Center
7427 San Pedro Ave., Suite 104
San Antonio, TX 78216

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By Chris Hunt.