December, 2018

Fly Fishing Show 2019

Fly Fishing Show 2019

Below are the shows that we will be attending (Denver, Edison, and Atlanta), but you can check out the full schedule here. DENVER, CO Dates: January 4, 5, & 6, 2019 TimeFriday: 10am – 6pmSaturday: 9am – 5:30pmSunday: 9am – 4:30pm Location: Denver Mart451 East 58th AvenueDenver, CO 80216-8470 A Note from the Director:You are cordially invited to the 18th Annual Denver Fly Fishing Show. We have expanded floor space yet again with additional areas and features, and presentations … now more than 10 per hour for three full days! Some of the highlights include:•New 2019 products from manufacturers.•Programs and learning opportunities for youngsters and families.•New scouting merit badge program.•Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase with a stand-alone exhibitor venue focused on the woman angler.•Casting demos and instruction with Simon Gawesworth, Gary Borger, Tom Larimer, Landon Mayer, Jeff Currier, and more!•Fly tying with Ed Engle, Dave Whitlock, Charlie Craven, Pat Dorsey and more!•Classes with the Experts where you can get one-on-one time with the pros.•The most extensive list of speakers to date.•Lodges, resorts, exotic vacation destinations offering money-saving show specials.•Live, on site, fly fishing tattoo artists.•The must see International Fly Fishing Film Festival World Premier on Friday at 6:30 featuring award-winning fly-fishing films.•New rods, reels, lines, accessories, clothing, waders, boots, books, DVDs and anything else you may want to purchase, plus our exclusive author’s booth.•Conservation organizations and opportunities to volunteer for the sport you cherish.Every day of the Denver Fly Fishing Show offers something different. You can’t see it all in one day, so plan on the weekend. Bring your friends and family for some fun at the biggest consumer fly fishing event to take place west of the Delaware River.See you there. Ben Furimsky and The Fly Fishing Show Family EDISON, NJ Dates: January 25, 26 & 27, 2019 TimeFriday: 9am – 6pmSaturday: 8:30am – 6pmSunday: 9am – 4:30pm Location: The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center97 Sunfield Ave.Edison, NJ 08837 Fly Fishers International (FFI) is pleased to offer FREE fly fishing instruction at the Learning Center located on the main show floor.  Basic fly-casting, fly-tying, and knots, will be taught throughout the day-every day of the Fly Fishing Show. ATLANTA, GA Dates: February 1 & 2, 2019 TimeFriday: 9am – 6pmSaturday: 9am – 5:30pm Location: Infinite Energy Center (formerly Gwinnett Center)6400 Sugarloaf ParkwayDuluth, Georgia 30097 A Note from the Director:You are cordially invited to the Third Annual Atlanta Fly Fishing Show, the largest fly fishing-only extravaganza in the Southeast. See the newest rods, reels, clothing, accessories, lodges and camps along with non-stop fly-tying and casting demonstrations. Some of the highlights include:• New 2019 products from manufacturers.• Programs and learning opportunities for youngsters and families.• Casting demos and instruction with Gary Borger, Mac Brown, Kevin Howell and more!• Fly tying with Dave Whitlock, Ed Engle, Tim Flagler and more!• Classes with the Experts where you can get one-on-one timewith the Pros.• Lodges, resorts, exotic vacation destinations offering money-saving show specials and destination seminars.• The must-see International Fly Fishing Film Festival on Friday at6:30 […]

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Pebble Mine Update

Pebble Mine Update

The following five or six paragraphs are about the Pebble Mine and to summarize, we need your support now more than ever! Even if you don’t have time or desire to read the info, please take a minute and click on the link https://gifts.tu.org/bristolbay to donate to TU and be a part of protecting the last great trout and salmon fishery in the world. PLEASE! As most of you are aware,  the battle to protect our waters from the largest open pit mining plan in north America is still going.  Our current federal and state administration is less than favorable to our efforts and because of this the mining company has a window of opportunity that may never happen again. Sensing a political window of opportunity, last December the Pebble Partnership applied for a major permit needed to build their mine. The Army Corps of Engineers is advancing a rushed and weak review process for Pebble’s key permit. On top of that, Alaskans elected a new, development-friendly Governor in the midterm election, lost allies in the state legislature, and didn’t pass a ballot measure that would have made it more difficult for Pebble Mine to proceed. To make matters worse, Governor Dunleavy has since appointed a pro Pebble commissioner (yet to be confirmed) to the Department of Environmental Conservation, who will oversee the issuance of key state-level permits.    Knowing they have a limited amount of cash and political capital, Pebble is doubling down on persuading Alaskans to support the mine in advance of a critical public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) expected in the first half of 2019.  A 20-page full-color brochure from the Pebble Partnership arrived in tens of thousands of Alaskan mailboxes just days after Alaska’s new Governor Dunleavy was elected. The mailer complimented several lunch-and-learn events, trip giveaway, and a series of presentations to community groups across the state. Clearly seeking to win social license, each touted misleading information about a smaller mine, minimal impacts to fish, and dams that can withstand massive earthquakes.  We have several powerful opportunities in 2019 that will push back against Pebble’s recent public relations campaign. With your generous support, we will turn Alaskans and sportsmen and women out in opposition to Pebble Mine during the DEIS public comment period, hire scientific experts to review the DEIS, make scientific and legal cases that Pebble’s permit should not be granted, and ensure that the proposed Pebble Mine remains toxic to decision makers and investors alike. We need to raise at least $500,000 by Spring 2019 to ensure we hold the line as Pebble pushes forward.  Why TU’s Alaska Program? People like you care about the future of Bristol Bay and want to see it remain a special place. Because of past investments made by people like you, Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program has built a powerful network of sportsmen and women who also care about Bristol Bay and its world-class fishery. TU and this network stand ready to continue to […]

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Looking forward to 2019

Looking forward to 2019

After finishing up the 2018 season at the lodge and having some time to contemplate the lessons learned from this past season and how we would like to improve going forward.  We have decided to make a couple of changes for the upcoming 2019 season. In order to offer a couple of single-occupancy rooms we will be reducing the number of guests at the lodge from 12 to 10.  This will allow us to offer two single-occupancy rooms at a rate of $12,000 and four double-occupancy rooms at a rate of $10,500.  The two single rooms will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis. On Mondays your round-trip charter flight from Anchorage to King Salmon will be with a local air taxi, Katmai Air.  We will book those flights for you and that cost is included in the weekly rate. The flight out to the lodge will depart Anchorage at 3:00pm.  You will need to check-in to the Katmai Air’s Lake Hood office (4125 Aircraft Drive) by 2:00pm.  Most hotels with an airport shuttle will bring you to Lake Hood, but you might want to confirm before booking any hotel rooms.  Our planes will meet you in King Salmon, and once at the lodge you will have time to unpack, get settled, and unwind with a cocktail and appetizers before dinner.  Guides will be available to help you set-up and evaluate your gear. The return flight to Anchorage will be the following Monday morning.  You will want to book connecting flights after 2pm to allow time for any weather delays.  Katmai Air will have a shuttle at Lake Hood to bring you to Ted Stevens International Airport, or to nearby hotels. There will also be a couple new faces on our staff this summer.  We would like to welcome Kris Robinson (pilot/Guide) and Chace Booth (Guide).  Both are valuable additions to our staff and we are excited to have them.  You can read more on our Fishing Guide page. We certainly hope that these changes will lead to an improved experience at the lodge!  If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback please feel free to call or email.

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Christmas Wish List

Christmas Wish List

Looking for Christmas ideas?  We know that the internet is full of gift giving lists right now.  So instead, here’s a list of companies where you can get some awesome products and feel good about it.  Each of these companies are giving back and supporting conservation.  If we missed any companies doing good things please let us know in the comments!

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