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A Flyfishing Future

A Flyfishing Future

Firehole River, Wyoming (credit: Wikipedia)

Fly-fishing is both a sport and art form. You are constantly trying to perfect a cast, or select just the correct fly to entice a trout, steelhead, or bonefish which requires keen biological knowledge of locale, insects, and season, all while weather conditions can complicate the environmental challenge. But flyfishing on clean, free-flowing, streams and rivers that sustain fish, can be some of the best personal time spent doing anything.

American Rivers, the conservation advocacy organization produced a video on why maintaining and restoring river health is so important. Their commentary shows why the great western writer Norman Maclean has said, I am haunted by waters:


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