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For Memorial Day: A Show of Respect

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

This Memorial Day, take the time to read Monte Burke’s story “Discover Courage” in the June-July 2014 issue of FLY… more »

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Proper Handling to Conserve Fish Stocks

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

When ANGLING innovator Lee Wulff first popularized it, catch-and-release fishing was a revolutionary way to conserve fish stocks amid a… more »

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Proper Catch and Release Conservation

by Peter Cammann 1

A fishing guide I know once got a call from a guy from the Boston area who wanted to hire… more »

Photo by Kata Sharrar/The Conservation Fund

A Case Against Open-Net Salmon Farms

by John Randolph 1

[See also “Futuristic Fish Farms” in the June-July 2014 issue of FLY FISHERMAN. The Editor.]   “We have all the… more »

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Wild Steelhead Conservation

by Michael Hamilton 0

At the turn of the 20th century, huge numbers of wild steelhead returned from the sea to spawn in tributaries… more »

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Copper Mining Threatens Montana’s Smith River

by Jeff Erickson 0

West-central Montana’s Smith River mesmerizes floaters like a series of long-lost Ansel Adams landscape negatives, a sense of serendipity beckoning… more »

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California Delta Water Management Wars

by Loren Elliott 0

The California Delta in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley is the second largest inland estuary in the Northern Hemisphere, and a… more »

The SAFE for Salmon bill inspired a new Columbia River recreational and commercial fisheries plan that phases out nontribal gillnetting on the main stem by 2017. Photo: James Yuskavitch

Columbia River Reboot

by Jim Yuskavitch 2

The Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River, which opens into the Pacific Ocean on the Oregon-Washington… more »

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Pebble Mine Partnership Unravels

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

The Pebble Mine project isn’t dead yet, but one of it’s major financial backers has withdrawn from the project, most… more »

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Klamath River Fish Kill is Looming: Repeat of 2002?

by Ross Purnell, Editor 4

The Klamath River and its primary tributary the Trinity River are California’s best steelhead fisheries, as well as important king… more »

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