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Astonishing Numbers Take Action for Bristol Bay

The country has spoken. 200,000 people took the time to submit comments on the EPA’s Watershed Assessment on Bristol Bay, AK. More impressively, 98% of them agreed with the EPA’s findings in opposing Pebble Mine. ... Full story

Drought taking heavy toll on fishing industry

The drought and extreme heat wreaking havoc across the U.S. farm belt is killing fish by the thousands in lakes and rivers and could pose a problem to migrating ducks and other waterfowl if it stretches into the fall, officials said. ... Full story

Cortland Line Company Bought by Group of Private Investors

Hot off the email this morning is this press release from Cortland announcing their acquisition - "Fans of this Fabled Brand Look to Restore Luster through Better Execution, Revamped Marketing and Introduction of New Product To Achieve Strong Growth Momentum." ... Full story

Obama Administration Reneges on Modest Steps To Protect Waters from CAFO Pollution

In a dramatic departure from the Obama administration’s promise to pursue better protections of our waters from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have required the most basic reporting from these operations—information that would have given the EPA the information necessary to monitor and address CAFO pollution. ... Full story

Fish swim upstream of Condit Dam after breaching

Steelhead are swimming upstream in southwest Washington's upper White Salmon River, marking the first upstream fish migration since a dam was built there nearly a century ago. ... Full story

Tenkara USA Announces Deal With Orvis

Today, San Francisco based company Tenkara USA announced that Orvis, will start carrying Tenkara USA’s rods, line and flies – helping promote the Japanese method of fly-fishing called tenkara. ... Full story

Buy a Tshirt and Support Bristol Bay Campaign

Allen Fly Fishing have teamed up with the artistic talents of Eric Hornung to bring you this unique, hand drawn tshirt design in support of Bristol Bay! There has been massive support from anglers and the industry for the campaign but the fight is not over yet so please help if you can. ... Full story

Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods to Sell Direct

USA fly rod maker, Thomas & Thomas, announced it will join the gorwing trend amongst fly fishing manufacturers and commence selling fly rods and related products direct to customers through their website at thomasandthomas.com. ... Full story

New duo take the reins on Norway's Gaula

The Norwegian Flyfishers' Club has for thirty years been the life's work of Manfred Raguse, who built it up from the early days after readers of his German magazine articles asked to come and fish with him. Now a new area dawns with new owners Per Arneberg and Enrico Cristiani taking over the famous Rotation fishery with its extensive prime salmon-fishing beats on the middle and lower river. ... Full story

"I've Told You My Secrets" - Steelhead Expert, Harry Lemire

Former editor of Fish&Fly and now publisher at Wild River Press, Tom Pero in his latest newsletter informs us of the passing of Harry Remire, a steelhead expert who he interviewed along with author Sean Gallagher for a new book due out next spring. ... Full story