Friday, July 31, 2009
Valentine said diethyl ether dissolves in water, and except for the fish kill, the company doesn’t expect any additional environmental impact from the discharge
Tip of the breaking news hat to our friends from Hatch Hunters Fly Fishing Guide Service.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
First there was men's wear, then came lady's wear and now there is Marlin wear. We found this excellent logo via some new friends on twitter who pointed out the Marlin Wear Online store. A great way to fly your Pelagic flag. Our only suggestion would be larger logos on some of the shirts.
Bristol Bay Residents Assert Pebble Exploration Violates State Constitution
Exploration permits could be suspended as a result of lawsuit filed today
Anchorage, Alaska—A Bristol Bay Alaska Native organization and several individuals, including former Alaska First Lady Bella Hammond and Alaska Constitutional Convention delegate Victor Fischer, filed a civil suit in Anchorage Superior Court today asserting that the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) repeatedly violated the Alaska Constitution in granting permits for Pebble mine exploration. The lawsuit asserts that the agency failed to consider the public’s interest in sustaining the region’s rich salmon, wildlife, and subsistence resources, which are negatively affected by exploration activities. Plaintiffs are asking the court to halt exploration until the case is resolved.
“DNR has neglected its legal and moral obligation to protect Bristol Bay’s subsistence resources,” said Bobby Andrew, spokesman for Nunamta Aulukestai, a lead plaintiff. “Current exploration is having a serious impact on water and wildlife, yet the agency continues to rubber stamp permits and ignore the public interest.”
The lawsuit filed today asserts that DNR has violated multiple sections of Article VIII of the Alaska Constitution in repeatedly issuing exploration permits without public notice and without analyzing whether exploration or the mine itself are in the public interest.
Plaintiffs have asked the court for a preliminary injunction prohibiting the State from granting or extending permits for exploration and water use on mining claims held by the Pebble Limited Partnership, effectively stopping further exploration until the court makes a final decision – or until the State Legislature enacts a new regulatory framework for onshore mining exploration. The injunction would not apply to mining activities elsewhere in the state. Plaintiffs have also asked the court to void all exploration permits already issued by DNR to the Pebble Limited Partnership, Pebble East Corp., and Pebble West Corp.
Public interest law firm Trustees for Alaska filed the six-count civil action on behalf of Nunamta Aulukestai, an organization comprising eight Native village corporations, including Ekwok, Koliganek, New Stuyahok, Clarks Point, Aleknagik, Togiak, Manakotak and Dillingham. Joining in the suit as co-plaintiffs are Nondalton resident Jack Hobson, Nondalton resident Ricky Delkittie, Sr., Naknek resident Violet Willson, former Alaska First Lady Bella Hammond, and former Alaska legislator and Alaska Constitutional Convention delegate Victor Fischer.
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The FlyfishMagazine Corporate Offices are packing up and moving to parts Northeast. If the Trophy Wife has the slightest hint that we are blogging and not packing the contents of her walk in closet into boxcars in preparation for the trip, we will be in big time trouble. Messrs. Gordon, Rose, and Moore may feel free to take up some of our slack when it comes to entertaining the fly fishing masses.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
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Papa's Key West Office Space - Photo FlyfishMagazine.com
A $12,500 cashiers check payable to Kenneth W. Rendell Inc. gets you four manuscripts relating to Ernest Hemingway, one of which gives us insight into the diet of the famous author:
"In case you hear they want an intimate what eats, pleasures, dis-likes angle this may save time. Technical crap of the non-intellectual type that people ask: What does he eat: When driving cross-country breakfasting in a lunch counter: A ham and egg sandwich with a slice of raw onion and a cup of coffee with milk. At home: bacon and one egg with tea and fruit juice. Or kippers tea and fruit juice or when he thinks he can afford it maqueau vin blanc tea and fruit juice. Can eat the same breakfast for a week or ten days then likes to switch. Loves good food but would rather eat a single sandwich anytime than a mediocre meal. Stern disciplinarian on the amount he eats when he believes he is not getting sufficient excercise. Usually eats one full meal a day. Loves all good cooking especially French and some parts of Italy but thinks the chinese cooking is best of all. Loves to eat game and fish and can live on them alone for months at a time. (Recall the cabin) Loves American cooking but needs lots of exercise to be able to eat it. Dislikes: Parsnips, oat-meal, polenta. Loves: pie, ham and eggs, roast turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce, rare steaks and all meats. Also young green onions, radishes, raw turnips. Favourite vegetable artichoke. Cooks trout very well (I hope) Loves (for loves can use likes) chili-con carne, all Mexican dishes. When by himself will eat a bowl of chili, drink a bottle of red-wine and read with the meal. Put in Blacky.
Let us know if you buy them, we would enjoy a look.
FlyfishMagazine.com Volunteer State Editor - Jay Moore pictured knee deep in what I like to call therapy.
This week's fishy quotage comes from Andrew Roth in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, "Pop the Top."
"There are few thing that I enjoy more when it comes to fly fishing than the ability to hunt and stalk from my hind legs. Wade fishing is total immersion and focus becomes hypersensitive."
Mr. Roth, Sir we understand you completely!
Monday, July 06, 2009
Skytop Lodge in the Poconos - one of many places we cannot afford to buy in the Northeast
Many of you may already know that the FlyfishMagazine.com world HQ is in the process of moving from North Carolina to the frozen Northlands of Pennsylvania or perhaps New Jersey. Lately in addition to 10 hour days at the office we have been dealing with selling a house in order to become homeless, trying to find a house to buy so as not to be homeless for too long, and all the while finding out from persons in the home inspection field that every little thing that might have been wrong with our house probably is (meaning we may have already been homeless and just didn't realize it) and must be fixed before we can vacate.
Meanwhile our brains remained addled from seeing what had to be no less than 100 homes inside of what amounted to three days of a holiday weekend, all the while coming to a realization that I really don't like spending large sums of money on things other than fishing gear. The exchange rate North of the Mason Dixon line isn't exactly favorable to our confederate money. We did find a cool house with river frontage but I can't help but think that it's on stilts for a reason. The owner's response that you could simply pressure wash the garage out after a flood gave me just almost as much comfort as the fact that he had lived in a FEMA trailer for two years before rebuilding. The I-95 bridge next door was a bonus.
The upside of all this is that our new homeland comes with ready made fishing buddies who are intent on showing a North Carolina boy a few choice spots for getting into some fish in both salt and fresh water (Thanks Jason, Pete, and Steve). It almost makes the thought of leaving sweet tea behind palatable. Southern anglers should not fear as our pals Capt. Gordon Churchill, Jay Moore, and Captain Paul Rose have consented to continue keeping you informed on the status of fly fishing the Carolina's and beyond. In the interim, somebody send me some fish pictures or something....
Here are a couple of fishing headlines from the our new corner of the world:
Thanks to a document from 1686 NY Saltwater anglers don't need a license just yet...
Art Weiler builds bamboo fly rods is a guy we need to get to know in the Poconos
Ice Fishing events that the Trophy Wife won't be letting us attend.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
The giant freshwater stingray is a megapredator, a true-life Loch Ness monster that can kill with a swipe of its tail! Amazingly, the elusive leviathan was discovered only 20 years ago and already it’s on the vulnerable list. Fish biologist, conservationist and National Geographic Explorer Zeb Hogan is on a mission to find these remarkable creatures as part of the Megafishes Project, a five-year study supported by the National Geographic Society. He’ll head to Thailand, one of the last places on Earth where the freshwater stingray thrives, to see some with his own eyes, and reel them in for a closer look.
Hogan will dive into the murky water to learn more about their mysterious behavior—where they roam, how many there are and which areas need protection.
Be there for the milestone moment when Hogan hooks the biggest stingray he’s ever seen. Measuring more than 11 feet long, it takes 12 men to lift the monster ashore. Based on the dimensions, Hogan believes it could possibly be a world record–breaking fish.