British Columbia's Thompson River has this fall seen steelhead trickle in at the lowest numbers ever recorded. With roughly 250 spawners projected for 2018, the fishery is on the brink. That's why four groups—B.C. Wildlife Federation, Steelhead Society of B.C., B.C. Federation of Fly Fishers, and B.C. Federation of Drift Fishers—are calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the provincial government to recognize the crisis and to develop a plan to get us out of it. You can help by signing the petition, below.

Our good friend Gray Struznik—this guy—is more than just a fisherman, he's also an unbelievable mathemagician. He's been crunching numbers and has come up with a solution to limit his and his clients' footprint on Olympic Peninsula steelhead rivers: something called the Slow Down. Check out what Struznik's been up to, and don't forget to please support your local steelhead conservation organizations. Via Sage.

The DrakeCast Flyfishing podcast writers on the fly jason rolfe
The DrakeCast Flyfishing podcast writers on the fly jason rolfe

This week's episode of The DrakeCast aims at introducing our listeners to another great flyfishing podcast that has recently hit the airwaves. Jason Rolfe is a flyfishing guide for Emerald Water Anglers in Washington State. When he's not on the water with clients, he's sitting down with some of the most influential flyfishing writers to ask them about their life in the sport. Rolfe then presents these interviews in his new podcast, The Fly Tapes. This episode takes a few choice clips from Rolfe's show and features Dylan Tomine reading some of his work.

Lord of the ChumDogz
Lord of the ChumDogz

In a recent instagram post by fisheries biologist John R. McMillan (@rainforest_steel), the wild salmonid crusader emphasized a little-known necessity for a healthy salmon river. Check out the full text below.

The DrakeCast Flyfishing Fly Fishing Podcast Social Media
The DrakeCast Flyfishing Fly Fishing Podcast Social Media

A lot of people claim social media has killed flyfishing. But has it? In this episode of The DrakeCast we chat with parties on both sides of the divide as we suss out the positive and negative impacts social media has had on flyfishing. We're pleased to announce that the Editor of The Drake, Tom Bie, makes his inaugural appearance on this episode of The DrakeCast. 

The Drakecast fly fishing podcast colorado river hansi johnson fishpond american rivers
The Drakecast fly fishing podcast colorado river hansi johnson fishpond american rivers

There are plenty of dirty, abused, and exploited rivers in the United States, but one of them holds the least-desired rank. If this river were a country, it would have the fifth biggest economic output in the world. This river drives a 1.4 trillion dollar economy and a 26 billion dollar recreation economy, 40 million people directly depend on this river for their drinking water, as does 15% of the agricultural products produced in the United States. And this river is in trouble. And unlike all the halloween tales you've been hearing lately, this story is real.