Category Archives: Things you don’t need

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.

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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.


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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!

 

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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!

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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!

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12 Hours Left to Submit Your Comments to The EPA and Help SAVE BRISTOL BAY

Save Bristol Bay

 

2 Minutes of your day could help generations of Wild Alaska Salmon

 

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS HERE

Friday is the Deadline to have your say and Help Save Bristol Bay

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DEADLINE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th 8 pm AKSTD

TELL EPA to TAKE ACTION on BRISTOL BAY

Bristol Bay, Alaska is home to one of the last great salmon fisheries on the planet. The salmon, wildlife, people and fishing jobs of this beautiful and productive region are threatened by the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine. If built, Pebble could become the largest mine in North America.

We have an unprecedented opportunity to stop this mine and protect Bristol Bay’s fish and jobs through the Clean Water Act.

Take action now by sending a comment to the EPA on their Proposed Determination for 404(c) action that would stop Pebble mine. Ask EPA to complete the Clean Water Act 404(c) process and protect Bristol Bay

COMMENT HERE

 

Did you get here because you wanted to learn more about the amazing photo we have posted today?  Check out Pat Clayton’s work at:

www.fisheyeguyphotography.com

A big “Thank You” to Pat for letting us use his images and all of his personal work and investment in helping to SAVE BRISTOL BAY.

AlaskaGuideList Weekly- January 30, 2014

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AlaskaFlyFishingjobs.com – Hatch Magazine – Deneki Outdoors

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Bass move North, Arctic Grayling head South: Alaska Retailers & Lodges Scramble to find source for soft baits.

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The recent Alaskan rumor that the ‘under construction’ Bass Pro Shops in Anchorage is not only your one-stop for everything Bass in Alaska, but is also somehow controlling the weather, may be true.

Warming trends have pushed Grayling as far South as South Andros.  The people of Wasilla rejoice as Bass Boats will become vogue and they know where to get them.

A recent article in BASS Magazine about the new potential fishery of Bass in Alaska, quoted a local Alaskan Retailer “I just wish I knew more about Bass, do they go to the ocean and spawn?”

Next week we’ll talk about the recent hot topic in Alaska- Hatchery Bonefish, will they harm our wild stocks?

Tap Root hosts No Pebble Mine Party, Thursday January 23

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