River Crampons, Mixing of Classics, The Farm Bill, Backcountry Safety

July 8, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • Forty five years ago, crampon technology developed by Yvon Chouinard changed the ice climbing world; and now, it’s being translated for the fly fishing world as well through Patagonia’s new river crampons for wading boots.
  • In a mixing of classics, Don Bastian ties the Delaware Adams Wulff. If you’re looking for a fantastic new attractor pattern to add to your arsenal, make sure you check out the recipe and tie up a few.
  • The Farm Bill, as recently emerged from the U.S. Senate is “the best that we could hope for” writes Hal Herring. While cuts for CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) land are tough blows to hunters and anglers, “The real investments in conservation survived,” says Julie Sibbing of National Wildlife Federation.
  • A Colorado angler was stranded for five nights after breaking his leg in the middle fork of the Little Snake River. Thankfully, he had told people where he was going and was prepared. Read about his experience and learn from his example.