In "Blue Collar Salt", Redington ambassador Alex Tejeda explores the Florida Everglades via kayak, searching for poons, cudas, and the experiences that make his environment special.

Warm Springs Dam was completed in 1983 to control flooding and provide drinking water for Sonoma County, CA. It backs up miles of Dry Creek in the Russian River watershed. Salmon and steelhead in the Russian suffer from a plethora of problems, including the current drought. Its coho are particularly imperiled, and up whole California coast most stocks are listed as endangered under the ESA.

Following up on the story in our winter issue, "Up in Synthetic Smoke", lodge owner Jerry Shults and his daughter/lodge manager, Amy Herrig, have been federally indicted for their alleged involvement in a “massive synthetic-drug distribution conspiracy.”

Every flats skiff has a story and Hell's Bay Boatworks has teamed with angler/videographer Trapper Rudd to chronicle those narratives. Rudd will be traveling the coastal US to feature HB owners and their unique whips starting this spring. This is the series intro.

Borchers, hennies, mattress thrashers, and the odd mahogany

"You're such a bass fisherman," I shot at Matt after seeing his approach on a late afternoon riser. His silence hinted that the joke didn't register. Matt is one of the best bass flyfishers I know, and fishes for trout with a bit of a heavy hand.

Alejandro Vega Cruz, better known as “Sandflea”, was introduced to the greater flyfishing community in Beattie Outdoor Productions' film The Scorpion Expedition, which toured in 2013. Sandflea, based out of Isla Holbox, Mexico, helped organize the colorful mission that took a group of anglers to five remote atolls located due north of Progreso, in the Gulf of Mexico. Throughout the flyfishing microcosm, Sandflea has left a big mark due to his big heart. Now that heart is in trouble.