Sunday, March 29, 2015

#‎playwiththebest‬ - Fy fishing


#playwiththebest - Fy fishing from Dave Smith on Vimeo.

#‎playwiththebest‬ - Fy fishing

This video featured pilot Dale Douglas who lives to fly adventurers into the backcountry of BC to do the things that they love.

H/T to Chi Wulff

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Calgary Unplugged


Unplug for Earth Hour on March 28

Participate in Earth Hour with The City of Calgary by turning off your lights and electronics and attending Calgary Unplugged, a free family event at Olympic Plaza. The event runs from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features kid-friendly activities, free hot chocolate in compostable cups, an LED lantern parade, and music and lighting generated by pedal-power bikes.

Learn more here:  http://bit.ly/1BS8FUl
Participate in Earth Hour with The City of Calgary by turning off your lights and electronics and attending Calgary Unplugged, a free family event at Olympic Plaza. The event runs from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features kid-friendly activities, free hot chocolate in compostable cups, an LED lantern parade, and music and lighting generated by pedal-power bikes. - See more at: http://www.calgarycitynews.com/2015/03/unplug-for-earth-hour-on-march-28.html#sthash.XXw97z2x.dpuf
Participate in Earth Hour with The City of Calgary by turning off your lights and electronics and attending Calgary Unplugged, a free family event at Olympic Plaza. The event runs from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features kid-friendly activities, free hot chocolate in compostable cups, an LED lantern parade, and music and lighting generated by pedal-power bikes. - See more at: http://www.calgarycitynews.com/2015/03/unplug-for-earth-hour-on-march-28.html#sthash.XXw97z2x.dpuf

Earth Hour 2015 - Mar 28



Earth Hour 2015 - Mar 28

8:30pm-9:30pm local time

Take your first step towards changing climate change. Join millions of people across the world who are part of the Earth Hour movement.

Wild Fish Video Journal - Vol 1: The Montana Story



In 1974, Montana did something that stunned anglers across the state and the nation: it stopped stocking trout in streams and rivers that supported wild trout populations. 

After decades of use and millions of dollars invested, hatchery production was not helping, and in fact was the leading cause of the collapse of the fishery. 

Ground-breaking research on the Madison River in the late 1960s and early '70s organized by fisheries biologist Richard Vincent led to that decision. His study results showed that as hatchery production increased, trout abundance decreased, and native stocks were displaced.

Learn more here: http://wildfishconservancy.org/…/wild-fish-video-journal-vo…

Friday, March 27, 2015

Today ON the Bow River - March 2014

Photo, courtesy Kyle Goudie

A little love from one of our Twitter followers! Thanks to Kyle Goudie. :-)

Maiden Float with my Dad on the Bow River in our new boat. Thanks !!

 #bowriver | #flyfishing |#yyc | #rainbowtrout

Today along the Bow River - March 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

This fly fisher was taking full advantage of our record breaking high temperature today! See if you can spot the red strike indicator. :-)

High today 21°C, Partly Cloudy, wind avg 14, max 32

Spring Customer Appreciation Day - Fish Tales Fly Shop


Photo, courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop

Spring Customer Appreciation Day - Fish Tales Fly Shop

Fish Tales writes: "Come on by on Saturday, MARCH 28 when we will be celebrating SPRING (and THIRTEEN years in this location!) Customers will enjoy in-store savings, snacks from neighbourhood restaurants, hourly “HEADS or TAILS” games, and more. Weather permitting customers can get a quick casting refresher from Fish Tales staffers too.

Watch here for additional information (sales, prizes, and more.)

Hope to see folks here at the shop..."

Fish Tales also writes: "We're pleased to announce that Calgary's Blades on Wheels will be on-site this Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. during our Customer Appreciation Day to sharpen fly tying scissors for anyone interested."

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/864123903648605/

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Watershed



The Watershed is a collaborative newsprint publication between The Usual and Patagonia to celebrate the joy of simple fly fishing, healthy rivers, dam busting, and sustainably sourced food. 

The Watershed features Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia fly fishing ambassador April Vokey, DamNation producer Matt Stoecker, director Travis Rummel, 1% for the Planet co-founder Craig Mathews, dam buster Katie Lee. With contributions by Malcolm Johnson, Jeremy Koreski, Paul Greenberg, Jeanine Pesce, Keith Malloy, Trevor Gordon, Stefan Knecht, Jim Mangan, and others.

Read here: http://bit.ly/19LYPxR

H/T to Moldy Chum

The Usual x Patagonia presents The Watershed

The Usual x Patagonia presents The Watershed from EMILY ANDERSON on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

UN-Water World Water Day 2015 - March 22


UN-Water World Water Day 2015 - March 22

A day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare.

World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.

#‎WaterIsNature‬