Thursday, March 23, 2017

Our Two Hands Spokane Poster





































Hope you can join us on April 27th at the Lincoln Center.  It's going to be one special night


Monday, March 20, 2017

Knowledge From Old to Young...























Keep the rod tip up.

When the fish goes to run, swim away....let him run.  Stop reeling

Keep the rod tip up

Keep the line tight, good job.

Let the fish run, dont horse him now.

Are you having fun, whoa that's a big fish!

No, you're reeling backwards, reel forwards.  No, the other forwards.

Ha, Ha...you're doing great

Keep the rod tip up!

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If I've ever had a flashback in my life,  here it was.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

IF4 March 21st In Spokane



 March 21st in Spokane the Silver Bow Fly Shop is hosting the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) at the Garland Theatre in Northwest Spokane

It's that time of year when the lakes are still frozen, the rivers are blown out and you're just about willing to fish in a puddle so a night of killer fish porn just might be the medicine you need to get through a few more weeks of the dreaded shacknasty season

Pick up your tickets online or at the Silver Bow

See you there!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Hey Seafood Watch, Why The Change?























Sure makes you cringe when you get text messages from a friend from the restaurant they're eating at in Portland.

Wild Steelhead on the menu.

Wild Steelhead from rivers that have lost a great deal of their run since 1980 and are worth 100 times more when they stay in the river

Wild Steelhead on the menu because Seafood Watch changed their designation for Olympic Peninsula Steelhead to a "good alternative"

Restaurant's and Chefs around the country depend on the industry watchdog to give recommendations on what stocks of fish to avoid, that are good to serve and which are from non sustainable sources

Seafood Watch has failed them in their designation change.  Flat out failed them.

And the seafood brokers who sell these fish and the restaurants and retailers like Whole Foods find it acceptable to aid and abide in putting these fish on the menu and on the shelves.

It's horse shit.

Watch the video for full details on why Wild Steelhead should never be a commercial food source.  Especially from rivers who have missed their minimum escapement goals year after year after year.

So back to Seafood Watch.   In the face of mountains of data that plead the case that these fish shouldnt be ok to serve and sell....they said it was ok.

The big question remains.  WHY?



If you agree that this designation change shouldnt be, join the Wild Steelhead Coalition in letting the good folks at Seafood Watch and the Monterey Bay Aquarium that this change should be rescinded.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Whole Video With Only 3 Fish?


Way of The Fish | Chromer Sport Fishing from Chromer Fishing on Vimeo.

And I think that's the point.

So much of what comes out fails to tell a story, relying on fish porn to make the impact.  While I am no prude when it comes to ogling at a fish or two....it does dampen the feeling when it's non stop grip and grins.

Check out the soulful video from Chromer Sportfishing from their time in Steelhead Valhalla last fall. You're only going to see three fish the entire video but hey, it tells a hell of a story

While you're at it, take a peek at what Yos and his crew are doing with their additional expanded trips in and around Vancouver, BC all year round

Friday, March 3, 2017

FFC Explains Their Mission...


Fly Fishing Collaborative from Adventure Well on Vimeo.

Life's passion plus life's purpose equals a far reaching incredible impact

That's the best way that I can describe what the Fly Fishing Collaborative has been doing the past couple years.  By creating self sustaining fish and produce farms in conjunction with orphanages in the third world, over 1500 children have food to eat and are shielded from the devastating effects of human trafficking

Handy at the vice?  Maybe you too can be an instrument of change for people that need it.

Hats off to the FFC.  May there be more organizations like that use their passions to develop community that rallies together to bring more good into the world

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Struggle For The Snake, 1971 Edition



Originally posted on the Chum it appears that the lower 4 Snake River dams have been in question since the beginning

What strikes me is the exact same attitude that the builders of the dam had then mirrors what it is now.  In the face of opposition and science, they do what they want to do.