Category Archives: Made In Alaska

IRON FLY: Tonight with Pig Farm Ink and TU Alaska

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Reel Happiness: Messy Hair Stubborn Spirit

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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

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 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

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2016 Bristol Bay River Academy: Apply Today!

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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…

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

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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.

Out of Alaska Groove Rings Launches on Kickstarter

 

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We really enjoy this whole Crowd Funding thing going on these days, especially when they are close to home or involve things we love to do.  I will admit, Groove Ring was a real head scratcher when Peter Goodwin from The General Lodge reached out to me with a sneak peek at the product.  I gave it the courteous once over and continued scratching my head.

I don’t wear rings.  I lose them.  One is at the bottom of the Gallatin, luckily without my finger2386d542d02f339058f6c9953fe4e33b_original attached after a near death boating accident.  Yes, you can drown on the Gallatin, I almost proved it.  The next ring flew off my hand in a Fly Shop and was never seen again.

Now Groove Ring comes into the picture.  I read and re-read and the more I thought about it, the more it made sense.   Technology that attaches to your finger has been born….Read on about Groove Ring.

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You can support Groove Ring right now through their Kickstarter Campaign.  Finally, give the video short below a watch, hilariously great and paints the picture why Groove Ring is going to be around for a long time.