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In 1879, common carp from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., rode a train to Denver, where they were dumped into the noxious waters of South Platte River just below its confluence with Cherry Creek. Next month, the 11th Annual Carp Slam celebrates the wary nature of those thriving fish with a pro-am fishing contest that benefits the continued rehabilitation of the river.

Rolf Nylinder Peter Christiansen Fly Fishing In The Anthropocene

Fresh off a successful Fly Fishing Film Tour run, the latest collaboration between Rolf Nylinder and Peter Christiansen is now accessible to those who missed it on the big screen. Fly Fishing in the Anthropocene takes its viewers into the untouched wilderness of Kamchatka in search of oversized rainbows, salmon, and char. As always, Nylinder and Christiansen provide stunning shots. But in addition to the fish porn, this documentary has a story. And as the film goes on, Nylinder's comically soothing voice questions whether or not untouched wilderness still exists.

The DrakeCast flyfishing podcast Hatchery Creek Bill Wilson Orvis Maven

"I really think it's important to show the public how these streams can come back so well if we just give them a chance and make them stable and design them correctly. If you build it right, the wildlife will come back." Sometimes, a stream just needs a little plastic surgery to help it get back on track. But what are the costs of these limnological face lifts? What do we have to give up in order to get those lunker bunkers and soft riffles?

While British Columbia is battling its worst wildfire season on record—more than 3,000 square miles of forest, brush, and grassland burned since April 1—anglers on the Dean River, and the businesses catering to them, have been scrambling with logistics, following flight cancellations and road closures into and out of the province's Central Coast region.

Deli Fresh Designs Flyfishing Apparel

I met Ross White at a bridge over Denver's South Platte River. We were equally hip, both riding fixed gear bikes and sporting cordura canvas packs. The only difference was that White made his backpack. As we rode along the river, I realized he had strapped his 8 weight to the frame of his bicycle, out-hipping me yet again. His setup reminded me of the surf bums in Tofino, BC who tote longboards on the side of their beach bikes.