Take Action to Protect the Tongass National Forest

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The Tongass National Forest is a treasured ecosystem in Southeast Alaska. Nicknamed the “last salmon forest,” anglers and Alaskans seem to be constantly battling to keep logging development out of the forest. Now the Trump Administration is seeking to remove Roadless Rule protections that help keep the Tongass healthy.

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Podcast: Fly Fishing for Permit in Belize with Wil Flack

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In an episode of The Venturing Angler Podcast, Wil Flack discusses his passion for fly fishing for permit in Belize. Wil is the owner of Tres Pescados Fly Shop and the Belize Permit Club.

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Podcast: Destination Fly Fishing and Guiding with Christiaan Pretorius

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In an episode of The Venturing Angler Podcast, Christiaan Pretorius discusses his passion for fly fishing and guiding throughout the world. From Kamchatka to the Seychelles to the Bahamas, Christiaan has fully immersed himself in some of the world’s best fly fishing destinations.

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Podcast: Sustainability and Fly Fishing with Rick Crawford of Emerger Strategies

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In an episode of The Venturing Angler Podcast, Rick Crawford of Emerger Strategies discusses his efforts to increase sustainability in the fly fishing industry.

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Podcast: Destination Fly Fishing with Jonathan Jones

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Jonathan Jones (a.k.a. Redbeard) has been taking on the world with a fly rod. Fishing everywhere from Australia to Cuba, Jonathan’s passion for fishing has led him to many destinations. (Explicit language)

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Podcast: Fly Fishing in Patagonia at Las Pampas

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In an episode of The Venturing Angler Podcast, fly fishing the Rio Pico area of Central Patagonia is the focus of conversation with Oggy Fox of Las Pampas Lodge in Argentina.

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IFTD is Coming …

IFTD 2017 – TIM HARDEN, THE VENTURING ANGLER from AFFTA / IFTD on Vimeo.

This one was a suprise to see online. The International Fly Tackle Dealer Show is coming to Orlando. A week from today, I will be among those headed to Florida to see what’s new in fly fishing (and hangout with some friends and heroes). When it comes to new fly fishing gear, updates will be frequent on The Venturing Angler.

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Take Action to Protect Bristol Bay

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The fight continues, and we have until Friday to make our voice heard yet again. The Pebble Mine backers have applied for another permit that brings them one step forward. We can speak up and tell the Army Corps of Engineers to reject the permit.

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Montana Road Trip

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There’s something about road trips for me. Maybe it’s my love of exploring new areas of the country and having plenty of time to listen to music that are enough to make me crave these experiences and get restless when it’s been a couple of weeks without one.

Last week I had the opportunity to go to Argentine Patagonia but opted instead to drive to Montana. (Seriously.) The reason was twofold: work on projects with a frequent collaborator, and get dialed behind the sticks on my raft.

All missions were accomplished beyond expectations. Got two days in on the Madison, and I have to say, rowing my raft on such an incredible river gave me a surge of excitement that was difficult to harness. Meanwhile, new projects emerged that I still can’t believe I am involved in.

As a bonus, I attended a talk in downtown Bozeman by world-renowned climber and mountaineer Conrad Anker. He gave a talk on climate change and gave me some perspective that is important to my own work in teaching about ecological justice and climate change. I also enjoyed a couple of conversations with Conrad — hopefully more on the way.

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For me, every road trip seems to have a soundtrack emerge organically. Some highlights from this trip:

Widespead Panic — always a staple since my first Montana road trip several years ago

Hiss Golden Messenger — “Brother, Do You Know the Road” on repeat

Led Zeppelin — “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do”

Junip and Jose Gonzalez — somehow adventure music

 

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Take Action to Protect Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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The Sierra Club is calling for quick and easy action to make your voice heard in supporting protections of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. We have to keep up the fight against this public lands grab.

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