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Farmed Atlantic Salmon Versus Wild and Sustainable Alaska Salmon. Go Wild.

I’ve never reposted content, but I feel inclined to set this piece at the top of the stack again. It’s that important. This post was first seen in 2013 and it is one of the most read pieces on Angler’s … Continue reading

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Patagonia’s Alpine Houdini Rain Jacket: A review

Patagonia’s Alpine Houdini Jacket Let’s face it—we don’t always need a super-heavy, bomb-proof wading jacket. In fact, a lighter waterproof jacket is often more versatile, offering a defense against the elements while being highly packable. That’s key when hiking into … Continue reading

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No Wrongdoing in EPA’s Pebble Mine Decision

Just got a shout out from Scott Hed, director for the Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska. He’s the guy who has fought so hard for the demise of Pebble Mine and who is now working to save the Boundary Waters. I … Continue reading

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Mandated: Release Wild Steelhead on the Hoh, Bogachiel and Sol Duc

If you follow this blog and my writings in other places, you know that more than anything I love wild steelhead. Love the country they live in, love their life history stories, love the way these fish fight, and I … Continue reading

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Twenty Four Hours for Idaho Steelhead

Giving yourself 24 hours to catch a western steelhead isn’t exactly stacking the odds in your favor. Especially when you spend seven of those driving and eight sleeping. But that’s what I did this weekend, leaving for Idaho after coaching … Continue reading

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Toyo’s MT (Maximum Traction) Tires and High Country Cutthroats

Sometimes the waters close to home are hardest to reach, often because we just push them aside and say, I can fish it another day, other times because, well, you just can’t get to them. That’s the case with this … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Been “Hanging” Out

It’s been an interesting summer and fall at the Thomas household. Recently, we’ve had a few unique visits, several from a big, brown-colored black bear, plus a raccoon and numerous whitetail deer. Just this morning I saw this

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NPFMC Reduces King Salmon Bycatch Limit

This news comes on the heels of  a recent announcement that the king salmon season for streams draining into the Bering Sea has been cancelled for 2015. Hopefully that closure, plus the implementation of these new pollock fishery recommendations will … Continue reading

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Climate Change Could Be Good For Dolly Varden

I don’t know how you feel about dolly varden/bull trout, but I like them. Especially when it’s so hard to find steelhead on some of western Washington’s rivers these days. In Alaska, dollies always play as the ugly stepchild to … Continue reading

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This Sucks! Tongass Old Growth Being Slashed

I was perusing Trout Unlimited’s Web site today and saw this mention from Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska, which is one of my favorite places, if not my favorite place, on earth. Unfortunately, logging operations have as much … Continue reading

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