Fly Fishing, Southeast Alaska, Women Anglers: Reel Happiness. We are excited to support Kayla Roys and Sydney Akagi’s project focusing on women anglers in Southeast.
Kayla and Sydney’s team of Alaskan film producers and female anglers are currently applying to the Trout Unlimited F3T Fly Fishing Grant. This award amount is up to $15,000 that will go towards creating this film. To qualify for this grant we must first raise a percentage of the cost we are asking for, this is where the Kickstarter comes in!
If awarded this grant, the film will be on tour during the 2017 Trout Unlimited film tour to about 100 cities in the United States.
Although the initial goal has been reached, please consider adding additional support to Reel Happiness. Your support of Alaskan projects not only encourages future projects, but also secures much needed additional funds to help make Reel Happiness a fantastic representation of Alaskan women anglers and will help to offset travel costs.
When you support Reel Happiness, you also receive a pretty snazzy Messy Hair Stubborn Spirit T-Shirt design, that by all means captures the spirit of all Alaskan women anglers.
We are so excited to announce that the application period for the 2016 Bristol Bay Guide Academy is OPEN!
This summer, we’ll be at Mission Lodge learning the basics of fly fishing, outdoor safety, providing a great customer experience, learning about river ecology, and a whole lot more. We have a great crew of instructors lined up, and can’t wait to meet everyone out in the Bay!
Though the Academy is of course a great job training opportunity and a whole lot of FUN, it is also a key piece of working toward a future based on clean rivers, salmon and salmon-based jobs that we seek for Bristol Bay.
Creating jobs and leadership opportunities for Bristol Bay youth helps the local economy, keeps tourism jobs in region, and of course creates lifelong stewards of Bristol Bay’s many rivers. We can’t imagine a better intersection of these goals than the Academy.
We have only a couple weeks left to help conserve America’s last great salmon forest: The Tongass.
There are two key ways you can help. Both will take only a minute.
1.Add your voice today: If you have not done so already, please tell the U.S. Forest Service to modify the Tongass Land Management Plan so it conserves key areas for salmon and steelhead. Click here to act now!
2. Tell your friends: Take a moment to share the action page on Facebook.
We need anglers, conservationists, commercial fishermen and all salmon-lovers from Alaska and beyond to tell the Forest Service that key areas within the Tongass need to be managed for their exceptional fish values FIRST.
On Nov. 20, Trout Unlimited will launch the Wild Steelhead Initiative, a project to protect and restore the wild steelhead and the fishing opportunities they provide throughout their native range in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
At the heart of the initiative is Wild Steelheaders United, a home to anyone who believes in the common quest to protect these fish and the incredible fishing opportunities they provide.
The Initiative will focus on river systems that could support robust, fishable wild steelhead populations, while accepting that properly managed steelhead hatcheries may be appropriate for fishing and harvest opportunity in rivers that can no longer support wild steelhead.
The Initiative will address both habitat protection/restoration and steelhead policy and management to align all of the “H’s” (habitat (including hydro), hatcheries, and harvest) so that wild steelhead can thrive.
Please join us to kick-off this initiative at simultaneous events in five “steelhead states”. The events are free and open to the public.
More information to come soon! Stay tuned to tu.org, our Facebook and Twitter pages or write Shauna Sherard to learn more about TU’s newest effort.