Buying US-Made Fly fishing Gear Helps US Fisheries

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DID YOU KNOW THAT 10% OF THAT NEW FLY REEL GOES TO SUPPORT FISHERIES? It's true. Thanks to the Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937 and the Dingell-Johnson Act of 1950, a 10% excise tax on all hunting and fishing equipment goes into a trust fund to support...



Public Lands Photo Essay

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You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone. Unless you’ve been living in a cave this last year, you know that there is a real and present danger facing our American public lands. A group of short sighted law makers would like to sell of...



Alice’s Angle, Never Have I Ever: Bristol Bay

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By: Alice Tesar I’ve never fished for sockeye salmon. I’ve never been to Alaska. When my husband and I decided to add a kid to our crew we knew adventures like this might be put on hold on. We named our son Brooks for many reasons, but...



How Pebble Mine Hurts America: Action Required by June 30th

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By Dan Frasier We have until June 30th 2019 to speak out against the Pebble Mine and for America. We live in a particularly divisive world these days. Issues that used to be fodder for spirited conversation amongst friends and family now create permanent rifts; dividing and...



Consumer Surplus and Fly-Fishing

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By Louis Cahill What would I have to pay you to give up fly-fishing? If you are not familiar with the term consumer surplus, don’t feel bad. It is, to my mind anyway, a pretty esoteric concept, but one which economists hold a lot of stock in. It’s...