The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is greenlighting a reclassification of about 80 percent of Wyoming’s recreational waterways. The move from a primary- to secondary-contact designation means that the streams in question are no longer recommended sites for fishing, swimming, or recreation in general. The change also means those waterways can now house levels of e. coli five time higher than what was allowed under their former classification.

The Drakecast Flyfishing Podcast Faroe Islands boat
The Drakecast Flyfishing Podcast Faroe Islands boat

This week's episode of The DrakeCast takes us to The Faroe Islands, which is a small archipelago in the North Atlantic, about halfway between Norway and Iceland. I was there to experience the culture and see if I could find a couple fish. But during my stay, what I found was an insulated country and fishery that is at an inflection point. As more tourists make their way to the Faroes, the sleepy chain of islands is waking to a growing problem. The culture, the landscape, and the fishing are being loved to death. And it begs the question, is this growth sustainable?

As part of their annual Tailer's Ball event, the team at Flood Tide Co has gathered works from some of the best artists in the biz for a silent art auction that'll help pitch funds toward Hurricane Harvey relief and restoration efforts in Texas.

David Letterman once said that fall is his favorite season in LA, "watching the birds change color and fall from the trees." In truth, LA is one of those seasonless anomalies. Which means you can jump off a train and fish mako, carp, and calico bass in a day—pretty much any day. Watch Jeremi get it done in Redington's latest FYW vid: 24 Hours in LA.

Connie Jason Corcoran River Blackwater Ireland Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery The DrakeCast Flyfishing Podcast
Connie Jason Corcoran River Blackwater Ireland Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery The DrakeCast Flyfishing Podcast

"I've been fly fishing since I was a wee little grasshopper. Hell of a long time with the fly. To me, the only way to catch a fish really is on the fly. Spinner? Not that exciting. One salmon on the fly is better than ten on the spinner." -Connie Corcoran, the fishing manager and ghillie for Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery on the River Blackwater in the south of Ireland.

9 lessons from a seasoned storm vet

Harvey left its mark on Texas. In its wake, Irma, what’s being called one of the most vicious storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, is passing Puerto Rico and now barreling toward The Bahamas and South Florida, where she could make U.S. landfall in the Keys as early as Saturday. Florida-based flyfishing businesses such as Nautilus Reels, in Miami, and Florida Keys Outfitters (FKO), in Islamorada, have begun the process of boarding up. Paying homage to the ever-insightful Kenny Rogers, FKO announced on its social media pages yesterday, “You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.... Until further notice, we’ll be closed to allow our crew the ability to pack, plan, and evacuate.”