Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Important Places

THE IMPORTANT PLACES. from gnarly bay on Vimeo.

AFTA (American Fly Fishing Trade Association) writes: "Lovely way to spend 10 minutes of your day. Where are the important places in your life? Chances are they have something to do with water..."
American Rivers writes: "New short film about the relationship between a father and son, and how the Colorado River and Grand Canyon was the thread to reconnect them. And the value of reconnecting with our own “important place,” wherever that may be."

Friday, May 1, 2015

Co2ld Waters: An Angler’s Look at Climate Change

COLD WATERS from Conservation Hawks on Vimeo.

Co2ld Waters: An Angler’s Look at Climate Change

by Tim Romano, Field & Stream, April 29, 2015

Back in November of 2014 Kirk eluded to a little film that I was involved in that included some major heavy weights from the outdoor and fishing industry called Co2ld Waters. Why I was included on this list I’ll never quite understand. Putting a semi-balding, half-ass fly caster in a film that was in the fly fishing film tour was confounding to me, but I went along with it because of the folks I was lucky enough to rub shoulders with and share a day fishing in an amazing place.

That, and the fact that the film is wrapped around the theme of fishing and what climate change is going to mean for the sport that we all love. That is something near and dear to my heart and something I can get behind. Especially now that I have a little one. I worry more about what we’re leaving her than what it’s going to mean for me. While not one for self promotion, as that’s not what this film is about, I did feel the need to share it here. It’s not really offering a solution, but that wasn’t the point. Deep down I know that we as individuals can have very little impact on this issue, but as a whole, if we speak up as sportsmen we can move the needle with government and people that matter. That will most likely be the only way forward. Why this whole issue is so contentious is beyond me, but I’m gonna hang it out there and post here. Watch the film, feel free to share your thoughts and pass it along if you also feel strongly about the issue.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Interesting Times

Interesting Times

by Don Meredith, April 21, 2015. 

[Note: The following was first published in the March 2015 Alberta Outdoorsmen.]

"...What’s happened over the last few years with fish, wildlife and environmental conservation in this province is just one example of the damage overwhelming majorities can do. Somewhere in the backrooms of our successive Progressive Conservative governments, it was decided that our fish, wildlife and environment needed to get out of the way of petroleum and other resource development. The dismantling of the Fish and Wildlife Division was just one step along the way..."

Read more here:

H/T to Kevin Van Tigham

Monday, April 27, 2015

Canadian 2015 Youth World Fly Fishing Championship Fund Raising Auction

Canadian 2015 Youth World Fly Fishing Championship Fund Raising Auction

This auction closes at 6:00pm (PST) on April 30th.

"Please check out the auction that has been set up to help some much needed funds for the Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team. The funds raised through this auction will help to send the youth team to the 2015 Youth World Fly Fishing Championships this summer.

Thank-you for your support!"
Todd Oishi (auctioneer)

ITEM #1 – 4 Weight Redington/Sage Outfit – Redington Link Fly Rod 9’ #4 ($350) Sage 2230 Reel ($149.99), Rio Perception Fly Line ($89.99) – Donated by Ruben @ RbSales

Retail Value: $580.00
Minimum Bid: $275.00
Minimum Bid Increment: $10.00
Current Bid: $275.00
Current Bid By: Brian Danilkiewicz

Learn more here:

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For Sale - McKenzie River Drift Boat

Click on poster for larger image

#bowriver | #flyfishing | #calgary | #yyc | #driftboat | #KeepEmWet

Country Pleasures Fly Fishing Fly Tying Contest - May 02, 2015

Country Pleasures Fly Fishing Fly Tying Contest - May 02, 2015

"In conjunction with our Customer Appreciation day on May 2, we are having a fly tying contest. There are 4 different divisions, dries, nymphs, streamers, and saltwater. Prizes for every division as well as a grand prize for best fly overall."

Flies must be dropped off to shop by noon on May 2, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Along the Bow River 2015

#bowriver | #flyfishing | #KeepEmWet | #yyc

The Orvis Company Guide Rendezvous 2015 - April 23-25

The Orvis Company Guide Rendezvous 2015 - April 23-25

Block out the dates on your calendar—the Orvis Guide Rendezvous (open to all guides) and the Down the Hatch Fishing Festival (open to all fishy folk) is returning to Missoula, Montana.

More info here: