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Tag: Rivers

10 Best Canoe Trips in North America

Fly fishers are familiar with floating rivers - we do it all the time in drift boats. But there's a lot of water that we can't get to in drift boats, and that's where canoes come into play. From the boundary waters of Minnesota, to the undisturbed rivers of Alaska, a canoe trip should be on every angler's bucket list. But where to go? Well, this piece...

Ozarks on the Fly: Backcountry Fly Fishing

"Join brothers Tom & Mark Malkowicz for a backcountry float along one the Ozark's most Wild & Scenic rivers. These guys are true adventurers, and over the years when they were not travelling the world or climbing mountains, they perfected the art of long distance float trips on their beloved Ozark streams. These rivers hold diverse fish species...

Full Film: Artifishal | The Fight to Save Wild Salmon

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature. Directed by Josh Murphy @joshbonesmurphy. Protect Wild Fish Tell decision makers to stop...

National Wild and Scenic Rivers Nominations Open in Oregon

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has announced he is taking nominations from Oregonians for rivers in the state that deserve addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers list. “Whether you are a whitewater rafter, an angler or simply an Oregonian who believes strongly in protecting the river or stream that provides safe drinking water to your community, I want to...

New Fly Fishing Books - Sept. 2

Western Waters: Fly-Fishing Memories and Lessons From Twelve Rivers by Tom Alkire is a collection of essays about well-known (and some not-so-well-known) Western waters. “From rainforest rivers to desert rivers, from tidal rivers to those along the Continental Divide, the author has waded and fished these waters over the decades. Along with his fishing...

Podcast Episode: “Protecting the Montana Headwaters, with Scott Bosse”

In this episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, Tom Rosenbauer sits down with Scott Bosse of American Rivers. They talk about the Montana Headwaters Security Act, a 7-year program that will hopefully come to fruition in 2020. “It’s draft legislation for new Wild and Scenic river designations on some of the best rivers and streams on public lands...

Video Hatch: “Rock-Paper-Fish”

This film offers a vivid look into the lives of Alaskans grappling with threats from industrial mining to the place they call home, the Chilkat river. The Chilkat has been named one of "America's 10 Most Endangered Rivers of 2019" by the nonprofit American Rivers. Via Wild Confluence.

American Rivers Announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2019

American Rivers has released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2019. “This year’s report spotlights the threat that climate change poses to rivers, clean water supplies, public safety and communities nationwide.”

"In Search of Magic Waters"

An artist's search for "magical rivers" brings art and angling together in this sumptuous teaser for the short film "In Search of Magical Waters" featuring painter Adriano Manocchia. Adriano Manocchia left a jet-setting career in the city to become an artist, teaching himself to paint in the style of the Old Masters. He took up fly-fishing, moved to the...

Fly Fishing High, Dirty Water - Kelly Galloup

A bunch of great tips from Kelly Galloup on how to fish high, dirty trout water. "With runoff right around the corner, the rivers getting high and muddy, a lot of people are going to quit fishing. But obviously the fish still eat. What method is best? It is a great question, one we're fielding almost daily right now because the rivers went up with all this...