Animas River Mine Spill – Update

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A Statement from John Flick, Co-owner of Duranglers Flies and Supplies in Durango, Colorado – photo taken this morning 8/17/15 at about 12pm MST.

 

So you probably have been hearing a lot about the Animas River on the news lately. This past week, we have seen images of an orange colored Animas plastered across every newspaper and nightly news network. The thing about those images is that they were images from almost a week ago. Currently, the Animas is flowing with its typical turquoise, late summer color. The river of orange lasted about a day and a half and has since passed on. Continue reading

Harry’s First Tarpon – By Barry Beck

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Harry Schoel is the real deal, he lives and breaths fly fishing. If it has fins and swims Harry wants to catch it, forget how big or small or if it jumps, takes a dry fly, or eats a San Juan worm. Harry really doesn’t care, he is simply in love with fly fishing. It’s all okay. An electrical engineer by profession Harry works to fuel his passion and along with fly fishing, that passion also includes fly tying. Creator, inventor and more Harry’s flies are true works of art, one look in any of his many fly boxes and one comes away salivating. Continue reading

Double Medals in Bosnia and Lessons from Their Capture by Devin Olsen

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I think most children who grow up watching the Olympics dream of hearing their national anthem played for them as they stand on the podium one day. I suppose I was no different as a child and I would watch with awe and envy as American athletes would receive their medals while the Star Spangled Banner was raised and played behind them. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Congress From Fly Fishing Industry Leaders

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May 20, 2015

An open letter to Congress from fly fishing industry leaders:

As leaders of America’s top fly fishing companies, we write to express our support for the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore protections for our nation’s headwater streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Simply put, the proposed Waters of the United States rule is a good one, and it should be allowed to move through the federal rulemaking process without interference from Congress. Continue reading

Strobel, Fly Fishing in Aboriginal Lands of Patagonia

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Photography by Isaias Miciu // written by Luis San Miguel

Lake Strobel is located in the plateau of Patagonia, in the middle of the Santa Cruz province in Argentina. Its name comes from the missionary Jesuit priest Matías Strobel, who worked in North Patagonia in the mid XVIII century.

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Australia Permit by Peter Morse

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by Peter Morse
Its not so many years since permit fishing in Australia became the game many fly fishermen want to play, and the history is brief. We always knew there was a version of these fish swimming in our waters, bait fishermen caught plenty along the coast and they were known by various names, “oyster crackers”, or “snub nosed dart”—but the first to be caught on fly was an accidental capture. At the mouth of a north Australian tidal river, charter boat skipper Greg Bethune was un-picking a tangle in his running line while his tan Clouser lay on the bottom on an incoming tide. The line snapped up tight and thinking he had a golden trevally on, Greg fought the fish hard. He’d seen plenty of schools of swimming permit over the years and true to their nature they’d frustrated him, but when this fish came into view, a threshold had been crossed and a new world opened up for fly fishermen.

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