Tag: conservation

The Warm Before the Storm: Montana Flyfishing

Where I learned to toss line… I have been fly fishing for over a decade now and have fallen in love with all aspects of the sport including winter fishing. Montana winter fishing is legendary. Montana provides fly fishing experiences…

How to Detect Strikes When Nymph Fishing

The best season for brookies and rainbows in Ligonier on the Loyalhanna… As hatches become fewer and farther between in the fall, most anglers will be fishing with subsurface nymphs or streamers. When you can’t see your fly, detecting strikes…

Graft Your Tree of 40 Fruits

Grafting as art and conservation…   The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines,…

Druthers’ Save the Bees

Save the bees, cover your deez… All proceeds go to support the ‘Pollinator Partnership’ to help save the bees and other pollinators through www.Pollinator.org.  Druthers custom woven dobby fabric properly named ‘Disappearing Bees’ crafted into a sturdy button-up boxer with…

The Bog

The wondrous wetlands of Pruth Bay… As I paddle out into the morning fog of Pruth Bay, I can’t imagine a better way to commute to work. Alongside me are my two research assistants, Julia and Owen, with big smiles…

The Future of Striped Bass

“Banging jetty pockets” all day…   When I was asked to write about pursuing striped bass in the fall and fly fishing techniques used to target them, I almost passed on the offer. I thought back on how, 20 years…

The ocean is broken.

The Big Blue doesn’t always seem so big.    It was the silence that made this voyage different from all of those before it. Not the absence of sound, exactly. The wind still whipped the sails and whistled in the…

The Legacy of Ted Parker

August 3, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the death of renowned ornithologist Theodore A. Parker III, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest field biologists of the 20th century. A dedicated conservationist, he died in a plane…