Defend our National Monuments

The President just reduced the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. According to our friends at Patagonia this is the largest elimination of protected land in American history. Text “DEFEND” to 52886 to defend Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

We also stand ready and willing to fight to keep Jumbo Valley in British Columbia wild.

 

 

Weekend Writing Workshop with Jim Mclennan

When: Aug. 21-23, 2020
Where: York Creek B & B, Crowsnest Pass, AB

If you’re interested in writing – particularly writing about the outdoors, here’s an opportunity to spend a weekend with Fly Fusion field editor and Water Marks author, Jim McLennan. This workshop is for new or aspiring writers, and will address what you need to know to write for magazines, blogs, websites, brochures, and v-logs. We’ll talk about both the why and the how of writing. Some topics will be how to start, how to stop, writing an effective query letter, understanding the market for your writing, the importance of re-writing, the importance of authenticity, and additional resources to use.

This workshop is for people of any age who are interested in writing, and learning more about it. Time will be spent in the group, talking, discussing and learning from Jim. We’ll critique, edit and write some words together. There will also be time reserved for the solitary aspect of writing, which is – well, writing.

Living and Writing the Outdoor Life

Weekend Writing Workshop with Jim McLennan
When: Aug. 21-23, 2020
Where: York Creek B & B, Crowsnest Pass, AB
What: A weekend for new or aspiring writers, discussing what you need to know to write for magazines, blogs, websites, brochures, v-logs. We’ll talk about both the why and the how of writing. Some topics will include how to start, how to stop, writing an effective query letter, understanding your market,
the importance of re-writing, the importance of authenticity, and additional resources to use.
For Whom? This weekend will be for people of any age who are interested in writing, and learning more about it. Time will be spent in the group, talking, discussing and learning from Jim. There will also be time allotted to the solitary aspect of writing, which is – well, writing. We’ll critique, edit and
re-write some words together.
Cost: $855 plus GST, (double occupancy)
What’s Included: two night’s accommodation, meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunch, all instructional materials
What’s not included: travel, gratuities, alcohol
 
visit mclennanflyfishing.com for more information
Jim has been active as an outdoor writer for over 
40 years. He writes the Water Marks column in Fly Fusion and is the author of four books on 
fly fishing.
“Not many writers can achieve Jim’s level of authenticity. Fly fish a mountain stream with him and you’ll hear the same voice that comes through in his writing. He is as skilled with the pen as he is with the fly rod.” 
Derek Bird – Founding Editor of Fly Fusion Magazine.
 
“Students who take this workshop will learn from one of the best. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the writer within while honing the skills you need to effectively tell your stories.” 
Bruce Masterman – Author and Journalist

Turneffe Flats Solar Panels

When it comes to green tourism and environmental sustainability, Turneffe Flats has long been one of the Caribbean’s most innovative fishing and diving resorts.  “Recently, we fired up our new off-grid solar system with 288 solar panels providing approximately 80% of our energy needs,” says founder and owner Craig Hayes.

Hayes estimates “the new system will replace 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year, and at $5 per gallon, this will result in substantial savings.  Recent improvements in solar technology, along with lower costs, finally made our project economically feasible.  When we started looking at this, the payback was around 20 years and now it’s closer to 10 years,” he notes.  “In addition to being the right thing to do, replacing diesel with the sun also makes good economic sense.”

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Fly By | Nick Laferriere

“As an artist, we get some projects that come our way that we get to express our artistic expression on a few different levels. In this case, the love for the mountains and fly fishing!

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RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards Finalists

Don’t miss your chance to vote for your favourite RIO Film Awards Amateur film of 2019! The final 12 viewer’s choice films are online HERE. Hurry –  voting closes at midnight on Sunday (July 14th)!
 

Northern Lights Lodge Hosted Trips with Jim & Lynda McLennan

Join Jim and Lynda for four days of guided fishing from Northern Lights lodge on Quesnel Lake, B.C.
In July you’ll fish the Quesnel and Horsefly Rivers. In September you’ll fish the Horsefly and Mitchell Rivers. The fish are native rainbow and bull trout.
Upcoming Dates:
July 11 – 16, 2019
September 18 – 23, 2019

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RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards Deadline

RIO’s Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards is an opportunity for amateur fly fishing film makers to showcase the sport.  Simply enter your short story, documentary or any other creative clip you have captured to participate.

LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES!!!

June is the last month that RIO will be accepting entries tho the Film Awards, so get your your camera, hit the water, shoot your video and upload it here.

INCREDIBLE PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!!!

You could win an all-expenses paid trip to Idaho Falls to fish with the RIO team, plus RIO gear, $500 cold, hard cash AND your film featured in the 2020 International Fly Fishing Film Festival.

ENTER TODAY!

RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards

Another great video entry  for the RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards.  Good work @happy_on_the_fly!

Theres still time to vote and to enter!  Hop on over to rioproducts.com and check out the great prizes that are up for grabs for the overall winner.  And don’t forget, whoever wins will have a special inclusion in the 2019 International Fly Fishing Film Festival which is screened at over 120 locations worldwide to thousands upon thousands of eager fly anglers!

RIO AMATEUR FLY FISHING FILM AWARDS

The RIO “Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards” is an opportunity for amateur fly fishing film makers to showcase this wonderful sport by entering a short film into this online film competition. Your submission could be a short story, a documentary, a collection of awesome shots, or even a clip from your cellphone that you feel deserves to be seen. Let your creativity be your guide! The rules are quite simple – make a 3-minute or less fly fishing film, and enter your film to be judged by the RIO panel, and by like-minded fly fishing enthusiasts on a variety of social media outlets.

“The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing” Now Streaming on Amazon Prime, YouTube

Fly anglers looking for easy access to instructional content can now stream “The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing” television show on two of the largest video platforms online: Amazon Prime and YouTube. The show, a 13-part documentary-style series hosted by well-known author and angler Tom Rosenbauer, focuses on instruction in a variety of settings and angling situations, covering everything from fly-fishing basics to targeting trout and bass with a fly rod.

“The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing” originally aired on the World Fishing Network (WFN) in 2012, and has been available on the Orvis website’s Learning Center since. Rosenbauer believes that the addition of the show to the Amazon lineup will provide the content with a second life.

“People can watch it on their television anytime they want now, if they have Amazon Prime,” he said. “I’ve had people come up to me and say ‘I love your show and watched it five times, but I can’t see it on WFN anymore. I like watching it on my tv.'”

According to Rosenbauer, having the content available to stream on home televisions via Amazon and on mobile devices through YouTube will broaden the series’ reach substantially. If you were to click here for the statistics and look at the stats regarding cable TV as well as streaming services being used in today’s world then you’ll be able to see he’s not actually wrong in being able to reach more by migrating the series onto the various online streaming platforms. Not just for Amazon Prime content, almost all streaming platform viewership has increased in recent years. Viewers even make use of vpn to watch Sky Go or Amazon Prime and catch their favorite shows.

“The Amazon audience, it’s a different audience, for most parts an older one,” he said. “The younger people will watch it on their phones.”

Colin McKeown and Mark Melnyk, producers and hosts of “The New Fly Fisher,” helped produce the Orvis show. Both believe that the partnership with Amazon and the presence on YouTube will be a boon to anglers everywhere.

“There are 40-odd million people using Amazon Prime in the U.S.,” McKeown said. “This is a big score for the show, for Tom, and for Orvis. It’s going to enable a lot of people who are learning how to fly fish.”

Melnyk echoed McKeown’s thoughts.

“I believe that this is going to open up a window to a whole bunch of brand-new fly anglers,” he said. “They are going to find this while browsing and it’s going to pique their interest.”

That’s not the only big news involving “The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing,” however. Over the course of 2019, Rosenbauer, McKeown, and Melnyk will be producing the long-awaited second season of the show.

“It will be more advanced, more in-depth,” Rosenbauer said. “It will be a natural extension of Season 1, but very focused. There will be strictly a bonefish show, strictly a redfishing show, a show all about Euro nymphing.”

“The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing” is available on Amazon Prime Video USA, and as the OTT platform geo-locks its content due to certain licensing restrictions, you could always stream it in your own country. For example, if you’re a fishing enthusiast in India and would want to watch it! You could turn to certain blogs about learning how to change country Amazon Prime and watch specific geographically locked content!

Season 2 will debut in January of 2020. Click here to stream the series.