Category Archives: Get Involved

IRON FLY: Tonight with Pig Farm Ink and TU Alaska

img_5847

Reel Happiness: Messy Hair Stubborn Spirit

Screenshot 2016-03-18 07.22.24

 

A Short Film Focused on Women Anglers in Southeast Alaska

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.16889a1f4d611b9bbfd3cef8ac443fe9_original

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.

Read More and Support the Reel Happiness Project Here!

Soul River Runs Deep: Arctic Circle Alaska

 

Arctic Circle & Alaska Cross-Cultural Science Expedition 2016

AlaskaArcticpatch

 Outdoor Leadership | STEAM | Fly Fishing | Culture & Community

What does it look like to take some of our community’s most at-risk youth to one of the most at-risk areas of our planet Earth? What would happen if we gave a life-altering experience that creates paradigm shift for a young mind thus resulting in a strong voice of advocacy for the future of protecting our planet?  Read on to learn more about Soul River Arctic Circle Alaska 2016

You have the opportunity to back inner city youth and veterans on a deployment to the Arctiic. Donate $25 to Soul River Inc’s and receive our Arctic Circle/Alaska patches 2016 deployment limited-edition, commemorative patch! $75 donation will you get you your name listed in our documentary

To DONATE GO HERE! 

For More info about Soul River’s journey to Alaska Click Here

https://vimeo.com/142343596

 

IMG_2393

2016 Bristol Bay River Academy: Apply Today!

Featured Image -- 4084

Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy

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 hope you’ll apply or…

View original post 32 more words

Conserve America’s Last Great Salmon Forest: The Tongass.

1439823647

1vX0FrtixF9RS5QT4CFH94CF86sttqfVTL6Ntle5hmw,iJDQ-T7iquMzNv1J2a5qRd70dCOwRY8yVxITMrrVcOE,FkD45wpvHt8-N3J1bXjNU2H_N8lGZXLzMjUeRn8CL0Y,rdx1TbfFmbZlgX-_mXfOesv_IEt0yzc3fzMidbJXiLY_0
Tongass steelhead. Photo by Bryan Gregson

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.

In short, the Forest Service is revising the Tongass Forest Plan, which determines how the forest is managed. Scientists, fishermen and land managers have gotten together and identified more than 70 key watersheds within the Tongass that comprise the very best and most important habitat for trout and salmon. We want the Forest Service to know that we support increased conservation measures for these areas. 

The Tongass is one of the few places in the world where wild salmon and trout still thrive. Thanks for helping us keep it that way.

In with the new, Out with the old.

So by now your Holiday festiveness is mid swing with the New Year just around the corner.  Did you get all of that new gear you longed for?  Were you able to add to your growing fly fishing tool bag and upgrade some key items?

Where does your old gear go?

What happens to those old waders that have been replaced? New Fly Line?  Or that trusty old winch that has been replaced with a shiny new rim?

Luckily we have answers to your problems.  Well, we have friends who have answers to your problems.

project-post

The dudes over at Winged Reel have teamed up with those filthy fly fishing fools from the Pig Farm Ink gang to start the first program of it’s kind, collecting used gear for Project Healing Waters.  This is one of the coolest collaborations for an absolutely awesome cause.  Click here for all of the details and information on how you can donate your gently used gear that still has plenty of on water life.


1449096843123winged-reel-logo

 

 

Now that you are thinking, “Hey, I haven’t used that reel in a few seasons, this would be an awesome place to send it and help get one of our troops into Fly Fishing.”  But your Fly Line is crap and not gently used.  Don’t throw it away! Upcycle it!

 

FlyVinesOpt2

Fly Vines will gladly take your old line and repurpose it into something useable!  Check them out, this is where all of last year’s PVC tapers should go.  Because the Good Lord knows, it isn’t cool to fish with PVC lines and the big man frowns on that kind of behavior.  So be good to the planet and upcycle your lines into Fly Vines!

Finally, the hardest question any angler asks themselves after getting that new pair of Simms waders, do I actually stuff them in the trash can? No, no you don’t.  If you are in Alaska, you cut the feet off and use them to snow blow your driveway or they make wonderful attire when one goes to the dark side and wields their Roe Saber.  But the best option is to recycle those old waders!

images-1

Recycled Waders in Seattle has been making our old waders into new gear for years!  Trust me when I say, there are things in your waders that will be in a landfill long into the next millennium.  Give the planet a break and upcycle those leaky, stinky, worn out waders!

 

DONATE YOUR GEAR or RECYCLE

DON’T PUT IT IN THE TRASH, PUT IT TO USE!

winged-reel-logo

Unknown-1