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Pebble Mine News

Good morning Folks.  Very big news this week regarding the campaign to protect Bristol Bay.  The major partner behind the proposed Pebble Mine has decided to exit the project.  This is likely in part a response to the massive outpouring of opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine and support for EPA taking action to protect the most productive wild salmon fishery on the planet.  See the news here:  http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130916/anglo-american-withdraws-pebble-mine-project

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sage1Also, we have a friend and client who bought a new 590-4 Sage ONE (9' #5, 4-piece)for his wife and after using it for a weekend has found that she likes the Circa better. They have decided to sell the ONE at a screaming deal. If you are interested in a new Sage ONE rod at a great price, please contact Ron directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We know this model and it's a great rod and a great price.  For more information view the Sage Website here.  

 

 

Today's also the last day to submit your photos for our Favorite Fishing Photo Contest.  We've got some great entries so far but would love to see yours!  Email your photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 6PM tonight.  We'll be announcing the winners next week. 

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Cathy's Fly-Fishing Handbook is here!

2013 0854 FLOWERS   As we mentioned before, we've updated Cathy's Fly-Fishing Handbook and we just received a delivery of them today so they are hot off the press!  This is her 3rd Edition and the best yet.  Here's what it includes:

-Enhanced with video via QR codes linked to a non-published website teaching the techniques written in the book

-Information covered has been updated as well as the addition of full color photographs

-All the basics-  on gear, lines, leaders and knots, and casting

-Covers bot freshwater & saltwater fishing and fly selection

-New chapter on trip preparation and traveling to fish

-Illustrations by Ray Walinchus

 

We're offering a signed copy for $16.95 each (they are $21.95 list price) as a 30 day introductory offer plus S&H.  You can order them from our website by clicking here

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September Memos from Barry & Cathy's Office

Often we have a few different "news worthy" pieces of miscellaneous information that we want to share with you all.  Rather than sending out multiple blogs and filling up your email, we decided that we will combine it all in one informational "Memo" blog.  This will probably become a monthly habit and hopefully will help keep you in the loop with what's going on here in the office!

So, for September.... 

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Photo Contest

As some of you know we are running a fishing photo contest.  For those of you who missed that blog, you can see the details here.  We've all enjoyed the photos coming in and hearing your fishing stories... As promised, here's a quick preview of the photos that have been submitted so far.  We're running the contest through September 18th so there's still time to send us your photo!  Email your favorite to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Time is Running Out for Spain

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog_000_Lunch-time_20130831-035848_1.jpg   We still have a few spots left in our departure for the Pyrenees, Spain. Join us at Salvelinus La Ribagorza Lodge in Lleida, 1-1/2 hours from Barcelona as we explore the extensive trout fishing opportunities for brown, rainbow and brook trout. October 12-20, 2013. 7 nights/7 days, $4,950 pp. (A great buy in international travel). For complete details, itinerary, and photos look here. Call us soon. Time is running out.

 

  Also don't forget our photo contest.  We've gotten some great entries already but we'd love to hear from you!  Details here

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Send us your best fishing photo

We've shared many of our favorite photos with you over the past few months, but now we want to hear from you. 

Here are the guidelines: We're running a photo contest from today through September 18th.  Send us your favorite fishing photo by emailing it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 1 entry per person so choose wisely!  We will share all entries in a weekly blog and our office staff will choose the winners by September 25th.  1st Place Winner gets a Sage 2050 (5/6) Fly Reel, RIO Hat, and a 2014 Angler's Calendar. 2nd Place gets a RIO Grand Fly Line of their choice, RIO Hat, and a 2014 Angler's Calendar. 3rd Place gets a RIO hat and a 2014 Angler's Calendar.

If you don't have a favorite, get out on the water this weekend and snap one!  We're excited to see your best photos & hope to hear from all our readers.  Good luck!

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Laxardal, Iceland

July found us back in Iceland for our second trip. This year we had more clouds and rain, but the fishing was just as good. Once again it was almost all dry fly fishing for big brown trout averaging 4-7 pounds. We used big foam beetles, parachute Adams, and Wulffs. Sometimes we trailed a small nymph but often it was a single dry fly. The river flows north to Husavik where it enters the ocean, just under the Arctic circle. We're already planning to return in late June, 2014. 

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Steelhead Cover

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Kids are back to school, the weather is changing, and Fall is on the way.  This means steelhead fishing is just around the corner.  Check out the new September/October Issue of American Angler which is in stores now for some great tips including egg flies that work!  And don't miss our cover photo of a beautiful steelhead closeup. These fish are truely amazing!

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USA Today's Hunt & Fish Magazine

Just learned from Tom Keer this morning that we are featured in USA Today's Hunt & Fish Magazine, along with a couple other notable fly fishing and hunting schools. Summer fall 2013, $5.99, on newstands now. Thanks Tom. Take a look.

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Hoppers on our mind

Our friend Art was with us in Africa & photographed this hopper on the front porch of his tent in the Masai Mara.  It measured 2 3/4 inches long!  Makes us anxious to get to the Bighorn next week for some hopper fishing.  Thanks Art for sharing this photo!

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