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BREAKING NEWS: Mining companies raise $1 million to lobby AGAINST Alaska fish habitat initiative

"Five big Alaska mining companies are spending $1 million to boost the campaign against a citizens initiative to protect salmon habitat, according to new reports filed with state regulators. Hecla Mining Co., Kinross Fort Knox, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo, Pebble Limited Partnership and Donlin Gold each donated $200,000 to the "Stand for Alaska" campaign in the past month, according to the reports. Each of...

BREAKING NEWS: Washington State Senate Moves to Phase Out Atlantic Salmon Pen Farming

"OLYMPIA — Slamming the risks of Atlantic salmon farming in Washington waters, Gov. Jay Inslee endorsed a bill phasing out the industry that later passed the state Senate Thursday by a wide margin. The legislation, approved on a vote of 35-12, would end Atlantic salmon net-pen farming in Washington as existing leases terminate by 2025. The bill now heads to...

How to Stock Trout from an Airplane…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=kSpLcs199Z8 One of our favorite fishing related videos is watching western wildlife management officials stock trout from airplanes. This method allows the officers to release trout into high alpine lakes that may be unreachable via paved roads.  The history of the practice is truly an interesting tale, laid out by Gizmodo writer Anders Halverson below: "In the years that followed World War...

Major Bristol Bay Announcement!

Administer Pruitt just announced that the EPA is going back on their previous announcement that they were going to approve the construction of the Pebble Mine.  This is incredible news as this means the preservation of some of the most pristine and abundant fishing waters in the state of Alaska. Read more about the development: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-administrator-scott-pruitt-suspends-withdrawal-proposed-determination-bristol-bay Read more about the Bristol Bay situation: https://flylordsmag.com/single-post/2017/09/28/why-we-need-to-save-bristol-bay/ https://flylordsmag.com/single-post/2017/10/13/step-up-and-help-save-bristol-bay/ Dan...

Behind the Scenes of “Our Two Hands” with Blood Knots

We sat down with filmmaker and guide Asher Koles to talk about his latest release, "Our Two Hands" a project focusing on wild steelhead and their conservation in the Pacific Northwest. Asher told us some truly inspiring stories from interacting with passionate wild steelhead anglers and even an encounter with mountain lions... Flylords: Tell us a little about yourself and...

Yvon Chouinard’s Response to the House Committee on Natural Resources

If you have been paying attention to current outdoors news, you are aware of Patagonia's "Your President Stole Your Land" movement in reaction to the shrinking of Bears Ears National Monument.  A couple of days ago, Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, sent a letter in response to the House Committee on Natural Responses after they invited him to...

Flylords 2017 Gift Guide

Whether you're an angler buying something for a fishing buddy or a non-angler picking up something for the fly fisher in your life, have no fear we have you covered. From stocking stuffers to full rod and reel setups, you'll find everything you need here: Flylords Original Waxed Canvas Hat LOOP Cross Series Rod SA Mastery Fly Line LOOP Incite Starter Fly Fishing Kit Railriders'...

Why You Should Fly Fish Japan

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Video: RUDOLF Crazy edit from RUDOLF over in Japan of a few fishermen chasing wild Shaku Yamame or One Foot Cherry Trout. The name "Shaku" comes from an old Japanese measurement that is around a foot in length.  One foot long cherry trout are considered to be a large size (similar to the larger brook trout in the USA). It features awesome...

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Taimen

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Video: Jako Lucas Yakutia, Siberia – While swinging big flies for massive Taimen, Jako Lucas connects with a massive fish! Some truly epic drone footage in the film “Yakutia” that was featured in this years Fly Fishing Film Tour, the full film is definitely worth a watch if you like watching huge fish crush flies! And if you’re curious, check out some crazy facts...

Video Masterpiece: Fly Fishing Kamchatka with Rolf Nylinder

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Rolf Nylinder and Peter Christensen's newest documentary “Fly Fishing in the Anthropocene” features the almost prehistoric wilderness of Kamchatka in Far East Russia.  All the players in the crazy region are featured: massive rainbow trout, hook-jawed salmon and, of course, massive brown bears.  Nylinder focuses on the importance of keeping this wilderness wild and free, as more and more commercial interests and poaching...

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F3T Behind the Lens: Dubai on the Fly

We are excited to announce a new blog series presented by The Fly Fishing Film Tour. We will be conducting behind the scenes interviews with...