Conservation

California Trout – Has contributed on the road to conserving the trout population of California. Their mission is to protect, preserve, and restore wild trout, native steelhead, and their waters in California and to provide high quality angling adventures for the public to enjoy. Many of these protected streams have directly benefitted wild fish populations and more.

The Conservation Angler – Advocates for wild fish and fisheries, protecting and conserving wild steelhead, salmon, trout and char throughout their Pacific range. The Conservation Angler is a watch-dog organization – we hold public agencies, countries and nations accountable for protecting and conserving wild fish for present and future generations – using all legal, administrative and political means necessary to prevent the extinction and to foster a long-term recovery of wild steelhead, salmon, trout and char to fishable and ultimately, harvestable abundance.

Trout UnlimitedTrout Unlimited is a grassroots, non-profit organization with 300,000+ supporters that conserve, protect, restore and sustain coldwater fisheries for future generations.  Learn more and become a member today!

Wild Salmon Center – Focusing on identifying, studying and preserving the remaining wild salmon habitat throughout the North Pacific.

Manufacturers

Abel Reels – All Abel products are 100% hand-crafted in their Camarillo, California factory by highly skilled technicians using only the finest materials. Their products are collector quality and built to withstand years of abuse.

Airflo Fishing – Airflo is a leading fly fishing brand, providing high quality fly fishing tackle, fly rods, fly reels, fly lines, leaders and tippets, and a range of fishing clothing and bags.

Aqua Flies – Aqua Flies is a company committed to tying the finest flies on earth. Only the highest quality fly tying materials are used: Gamakatsu hooks, Whiting Farms feathers, Waddington Shanks. Each fly is hand tied by the most experienced commercial fly tiers in the business and passes through stringent quality inspection.

Brodin Landing Nets – Chris Brodin became interested in fishing as a young boy when he and his grandfather explored the lakes and streams of Wisconsin. This interest continued as he matured and while he was in his teens he discovered fly fishing. As his passion grew he decided to explore fishing in other areas and in 1976 he moved to the mountains of North Idaho. He soon began acquiring equipment but when he looked for a landing net he could not find one that suited him. So he decided to build one for himself.

Damsel Fly Fishing has been a dream of founder Kara Tripp since she started to regularly fly fish in college. Damsel Fly Fishing inspires, equips, and educates women fly fishers.

Dyna-King – Tying your own flies on a well-made vise creates the same satisfaction and excitement as that enjoyed when using the final result of your creativity.

Enrico Puglisi – Fly fishing flies and materials from expert fly tyer Enrico Puglisi. Flies, recipes and fly tying instructional videos.

Firehole Outdoors – Firehole Outdoors is the trade name for our business, Dark Hills LLC, which is a family business owned and operated by Deb & Joe Mathis in Bozeman, Montana.

Fisherman Eyewear – Over 40 years ago Fisherman Eyewear was the first sunglass company to introduce Polarized sunglasses to the angling world – along with a reasonable price. It was an innovation that would change the way we look at fish forever. Today, we continue to tap into Fisherman Eyewear’s rich heritage of building durable, technically functional and supremely stylish sunglasses – still at an affordable price.

Fishpond USA – Their passion is to design and manufacture the world’s most innovative fly-fishing storage and accessory products. They’re taking bold, design-intensive steps to bring these new ideas into reality.

Flymen Fishing Co. – This obsession inspired lifelong fly fishing and fly tying fanatic Martin Bawden to hang up his suit and tie in 2008 and start Flymen Fishing Company. Martin had a vision to bring the previously mysterious world of fly tying to the masses: simplified fly tying materials designed to combine ease of tying with top-notch performance on the water.

Galvan Fly Reels – Since their first year of production in 1994, Galvan has developed a loyal following of fly anglers who have come to trust their uniquely designed, full-featured series of reels.

Gamakatsu Hooks – Gamakatsu makes over 3,000 different fish hooks for the expert fisherman. We have the hook to meet your needs.

Hareline Dubbin, Inc. – Hareline Dubbin, Inc. manufactures and distributes some of the worlds finest fly tying materials available in today’s market. Hareline products are sold through all major Fly Shops throughout the world.

Hatch Outdoors – Hatch Outdoors machines premium fly fishing reels and accessories in Vista, CA. Our mission is making premium fly fishing gear so you can enjoy the best outdoor experience anywhere in the world.

Korkers Footwear – Korkers designs, develops and distributes all terrain footwear featuring patented adaptable traction so outdoor enthusiasts can optimize their traction performance for every terrain and weather condition both in and out of the water.

Loon Outdoors – Fly fishing and fly-tying products that are environmentally friendly. Features product information, dealer locator, company information, and newsletter.

Montana Fly Company – A manufacturer of flies, fly tying materials, and hooks. Sells to retail stores only.

Nautilus Reels – For years, Nautilus Reels has accelerated advancements in reel technology, and light years ahead of the industry standard, Nautilus’ unique history is an important reason why they are always on the forefront.

NRS – At our Moscow, Idaho headquarters you’ll find passionate rafters, whitewater kayakers, sea kayakers, stand up paddlers, kayak anglers and fly fishermen whose lives and livelihoods are intimately connected with water. Our future depends on healthy waters where our customers and we can recreate, recharge and reconnect with nature.

O’Pros Gear – Maker of the DragonFly Belt Clip Rod Holder.

Outcast Sporting Gear – Set the industry standard in quality, craftsmanship, product safety and service for the past several years. They have taken their boats to all areas of the world to put them to the test and they have passed with flying colors. As always, they strive to be the Leader of the PAC.

Pacific Fly Group – The best source for your fly fishing needs. Our products are known for their outstanding workmanship, exceptional quality and value.

PEAK Fishing – Our goal at PEAK Fishing is to provide you with premium quality, well designed, durable, tools at reasonable prices, enabling you to maximize your fishing and fly tying enjoyment.

Rainy’s Premium Flies – Logan Utah is the base of the corporate operation of Rainy’s, Inc. Managers Penny Jenson and Jesse Riding, with assistance from proficient staff, run our large warehouse facility nestled in beautiful Cache Valley.

Renzetti – Renzetti is a manufacturer of quality fly tying vises, tools, accessories and rod building equipment.

Rio – RIO is fanatical about technology. And our cast members have donated literally thousands and thousands of hours on the water researching, designing and refining our products. All with one goal in mind – helping anglers hook, land and turn loose more fish!

Rising Tools – Fly Fishing tools, pliers, storage, and accessories.

R.L. Winston Rods – A small company that is dedicated to building beautiful fly rods. Winston fly rods are made by hand, by people whose lives revolve around fishing.

Ross Reels – Ross is the recipient of more industry “Awards in Excellence” for innovation, dependability and performance than any other fly tackle manufacturer in the world.

Sage Rods – Founded in 1980 by renowned rod designer Don Green and quickly joined by Bruce Kirschner (formerly of K2 Skis), Sage was created with one idea in mind – to build the world’s finest performance fly fishing equipment. Using innovative, world-class materials and years of experience gained while working with Fenwick and Grizzly rod companies, Don revolutionized the fly fishing world.

Scientific Anglers™ – In the history of every industry, one name usually stands out as the driving force behind its very existence. In flyfishing, that name is Scientific Anglers.

Scott Fly Rods – Recognized worldwide as the leader in innovative, high performance flyfishing rods.

Seaguar – Manufacturer of invisible leaders of different strengths and colours.

Simms Fishing – When it comes to innovative flyfishing products Simms leads the way. Simms gear, is functional, stream tested, and incroporates the most advanced materials, fabrics and technologies in the business.

Smith Optics – Guided by a single focus: To provide outdoor enthusiasts and professionals with the best eyewear available.

Solitude Fly Company – Solitude is proud to represent some of the best fly tiers in the world. The Solitude Design Team includes flies designed by Rene Harrop, Shane Stalcup, Bob Brooks and Skip Morris as well as 57 other distinguished and creative tiers. You are just a click away from their creative patterns!

Suncloud Optics – Welcome to the Beautiful World of Suncloud Polarized Optics. Through advanced lens technology, Suncloud polarized lenses eliminate glare for superior visual clarity.

Tenkara Rod Company – Tenkara Rod Co. is based in Driggs, Idaho. Tenkara is not only about catching fish, but simplicity. In Tenkara we use a rod, a line, and a fly.

Tiemco Hooks – We at Tiemco share your passion for the great outdoors. Our energy and resources are focused on fulfilling your desire for gaining inner joy and contentment while pursuing “quiet sports” in nature.

Umpqua Feather Merchants – In the early 70’s Umpqua Feather Merchants revolutionized the way business was done in the fly fishing industry, particularly in regard to the most indispensable piece of equipment used by every fly fisher…their flies! Few anglers today are aware of the impact Umpqua Feather Merchants has had on their enjoyment of the sport of fly fishing.

Wapsi Fly – In 1945, Lacey Gee of Independence, Iowa began a fly tying business. With some financial help and encouragement from the owner of Wapsi Produce Company, Lacey established the Wapsi Fly Company.

Whiting Farms – Whitiing Farms provides the best quality and value in fly tying hackle today.

Notable Links

Atlantic Salmon Federation – An influential voice, speaking out in favour of habitat protection, watershed enhancement, and wise management of salmon stocks around the North Atlantic rim.

California Department of Fish & Wildlife – A great wealth of information about the State of California’s fish and game.

California Department of Water Resources – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the state’s people, and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.

California Trout – Has contributed on the road to conserving the trout population of California. Their mission is to protect, preserve, and restore wild trout, native steelhead, and their waters in California and to provide high quality angling adventures for the public to enjoy. Many of these protected streams have directly benefitted wild fish populations and more.

Ducks Unlimited – Has contributed on the road to conserving 8 million acres of waterfowl habitat across North America. Much of this protected habitat has directly benefitted wild fish populations and more.

Fishin’ Buddies For Veterans is based on the idea that fishing is a healthy and therapeutic way for our active military, veterans, and first responders (police, fire, and EMS) to relieve the cumulative stress that comes from public service. We also know that tight knit communities also provide a major protective factor against first responder and military suicide. Where most fishing organizations are events-based, we’re primarily relationship-based. We take fellow veterans fishing, typically one-on-one, using our own equipment, knowledge and experience. Many of us are military and first responder veterans, but we also have a large contingent of civilians that share a passion for fishing and taking care of our military and first responders. Our goal is to introduce them to fishing if they’ve never been fishing, to grow in fellowship through all kinds of fishing activities, to be a “battle buddy” through the friendships and social media presence, and finally, to connect them with other fishermen (and women), fishing professionals, and industry leaders, and develop long-term relationships.

FishSwami (online fishing log) – Designed as a very easy-to-use site for maintaining a fishing log for different classes of users. Fish Swami has a few key features that really separate it from PC software or from the few other online fishing log/diary sites.

Fly Fishers International – Has worked for over 30 years to preserve the fly fishing for all fish in all waters & enhance aquatic habitats to ensure quality fishing for tomorrow.

Fly Fishing Junkie – Marcel Siegle’s (pro fly fish photographer) web blog. If you are looking for the latest fishing reports and secret fishing spots, sorry to say this blog will not do much for you. But if your place of worship consists of a body of water, some fish and a fly rod this blog will help you get your fix between fishing trips.

Fly Fishing Research – Technical Fly Fishing Information site who’s goal is to “enhance fly fishing enjoyment, learning, and effectiveness through science, research and publication.”

Forest Springs – Private lake, creek, springs on 160 acres in lush forest with easy trails. Nine miles to trophy trout on the Pit River (between Pit 4 and Pit 5 dams). Five miles from Iron Canyon Reservoir. Hot springs and awesome swimming holes nearby. Affordable, comfortable lodging with complete kitchen or let us do the cooking. Could also be fun for the whole family, pets included!

Friends Of The River – Since 1973 Friends of the River has grown from a small group of local activists into the largest and most effective river conservation group in California.

Global Rescue – The Fly Shop® does everything possible to make sure that your trip is wonderful, a fun experience, and safe. Nobody plans on having an accident or illness, nonetheless, despite our best efforts, these do occur. That’s why we strongly recommend that every angler take out a Global Rescue membership.

Hotels Near Atlanta – Welcome to Atlanta, where great accommodations meet some of the world’s greatest attractions.

How to travel with a drone and LiPo batteries – Want to travel with a drone to far away lands and capture the memories with beautiful aerial footage? Great idea! However, we recommend you read this short post before you head to the airport with your drone.

McCloud Vacation Home – A beautiful 3,900 square foot home that is located in an exclusive area of Mt. Shasta and only minutes from Mt. Shasta City, Mt. Shasta Golf Resort, Lake Siskiyou, Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park and I-5. Play, work, rest, relax or simply enjoy the company of those dear to you in simple “Rustic Luxury.”

MidCurrent – Provides news and advice about fly fishing gear, techniques, trips and literature for trout, warmwater and saltwater fly fishers. On their site and in their weekly newsletter, they cover flies, rods, reels, gear, fly lines, destinations, science and history, techniques and strategies.

MoneyGeek.com – has put together a guide for your readers considering an outdoor career that pulls different resources together to give readers an honest look at the industry, from pest control to park ranger.

MyOutdoorBuddy.com – Welcome to Northern California’s leading online outdoor news magazine.

Redding Vacations – After a long, successful day on the river, come back to your private, riverfront villa on the Sac and take a dip in the pool or a relaxing soak in the spa. A fully-furnished luxury accomodation in Redding for groups up to eight persons. Just minutes from The Fly Shop®.

Sierra Club – A nonprofit member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions–legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.

State of Alaska – Visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s website and explore the endless outdoor recreation opportunities “The Last Frontier” has to offer.

Survival Pack – Exploring the wilderness and camping is great fun and a marvelous experience. However, what would you do if you were take a wrong turn or lose your map? Suddenly your wonderful adventure is daunting.

The Angling Report – Specially edited to serve the informational needs of anglers who travel. It’s a publication and trip-planning service that helps you find good, new places to fish here and abroad, and pursues that goal without sounding and acting like a public relations agency for every water and lodge in the world.

The Nature Conservancy – Among environmental organizations, The Nature Conservancy fills a unique niche: preserving habitats and species by buying the lands and waters they need to survive.

The Old Lewiston Inn – Located in the historic mining town of Lewiston, CA and situated on the fly fishing only banks of the Trinity River. Come stay with us for fly fishing, hiking, biking, and exploring the mining camps of Forty-Niners long departed. Our rooms are large, and comfortable with friendly service and a large country breakfast served to start your day!

The Wandering Angler – Join the angling professionals at The Wandering Angler for a Half Day, Full Day or Multi Day trip through one of the great rivers that the Teton Mountain Range has to offer. Whether it’s fly fishing or spin fishing, let us be a part of your next fishing trip experience in the Jackson Hole area.

Tips for Survival – 42 experts share their 3 best survival tips when lost in the wilderness. Wilderness survival is a lesson that you need to think about and learn before you leave your home.

TroutScout – Provides accurate, up to date information on current fly fishing conditions across the country. A great resource whether you’re trying to figure out where to fish this weekend or planning that big trip next year.

TroutSource – Provides overviews of top U.S. flyfishing destinations, plus an easy way to get in touch with local guides, fly shops and lodging providers. Deciding where to fish? Planning a trip? Visit their website.

Trout UnlimitedTrout Unlimited is a grassroots, non-profit organization with 300,000+ supporters that conserve, protect, restore and sustain coldwater fisheries for future generations.  Learn more and become a member today!

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Their mission is to work with others, to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

WeatherPort Shelter Systems – manufactures fabric buildings and tensioned membrane structures. Our fabric structures are ideally suited for use as canopies, carports, commercial kitchens, dining facilities, garages, greenhouses, storage facilities, and more.

Wilderness Survival Guide – Learn how to stay alive if hurt, stranded or lost in the wilderness. Lost, hurt, stranded – these scenarios and others like them play out over three thousand times per year in the United States. Folks heading outdoors in search of adventure don’t plan on getting lost or hurt in the wilderness. It can happen to the best of us, and when it does, people underestimate the challenges of the wilderness and overestimate their own ability.

Willie Boats – A custom aluminum boat manufacturer specializing in drift and power boats. They are factory direct to ensure that each customer receives the best service available. They are located in Southern Oregon in Central Point.

Travel Links

Over the years The Fly Shop has worked with these and many groups dedicated to understanding and preserving our wild waters around the globe.

“It seems clear beyond possibility of argument that any given generation of men can have only a lease, not ownership, of the earth; and one essential term of the lease is that the earth be handed down on to the next generation with unimpaired potentialities. This is the conservationist’s concern.” – Roderick Haig-Brown

Alaska Department of Fish & Gamewww.adfg.alaska.gov : The Alaska Department of Fish and Game maintains active and comprehensive management and research programs to ensure fish and wildlife populations are “utilized, developed, and maintained on the sustained yield principle, subject to preferences among beneficial uses,” in accordance with Alaska®s Constitution.

California Department of Fish & Gamewww.dfg.ca.gov : The Department of Fish and Game maintains native fish, wildlife, plant species and natural communities for their intrinsic and ecological value and their benefits to people. This includes habitat protection and maintenance in a sufficient amount and quality to ensure the survival of all species and natural communities.

California Troutcaltrout.org : To protect and restore wild trout, steelhead, salmon and their waters throughout California.

Canada Weather Servicewww.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html : Get up to the minute weather and forecasts for Canada.

Center for Disease Control & Preventionwww.cdc.gov : CDC invests its annual budget in projects that positively impact the health of people everywhere.

Ducks Unlimitedwww.ducks.org : Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montanawww.umt.edu/flbs/ : An ecological research and education center located in the Rocky Mountains near Glacier National Park. For over 100 years, we have conducted college courses, graduate programs, and research focused on the Crown of the Continent ecosystem.

Hawaii On The Flyhawaiionthefly.com : At Hawaii on the Fly we live and breathe bonefish. This is our life and our passion. Bonefish, bonefish bonefish! (and maybe a Golden Trevelle). Once you experience the beauty and strength of our green ghosts you will be addicted. Sight fishing for some of the worlds biggest bonefish in paradise is our specialty. Captain Collin, Capt. Kenny and myself are blessed to be outdoors everyday sharing our experiences and knowledge of the flats with clients from around the world in the hunt for their personal biggest bonefish.

How to Travel with a Drone and LiPo batterieswww.droneybee.com/travel-with-a-drone/ : Want to travel with a drone to far away lands and capture the memories with beautiful aerial footage? Great idea! However, we recommend you read this short post before you head to the airport with your drone.

Insurance Withwww.insurancewith.com/travelling-with-a-medical-condition/ : The Essential Guide to Travelling with a Medical Condition.

International Dialing Codescountrycode.org : CountryCode.org is your complete guide to call anywhere in the world. The calling chart below will help you find the dialing codes you need to make long distance phone calls to friends, family, and business partners around the globe.

International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)www.istm.org : Committed to the promotion of healthy and safe travel. In cooperation with health care providers, academic centers, the travel industry and the media, ISTM advocates and facilitates education, service, and research activities in the field of travel medicine.

Latam Airlines – www.latam.com/en_us/ : You do the fly fishing, we do the flying.  Latin America’s largest airline.  When you use our Premium Business Experience you will relax in our seats that recline and become a flat bed. Enjoy the warmest onboard service and delight your taste buds with a gourmet menu conceived by renowned chefs and wines selected by a sommelier who has won the most awards in South America.

National Hurricane Centerwww.nhc.noaa.gov : Bringing you up to the minute details on hurricane activity around the globe.

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)www.noaa.gov : NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.

OANDA Currency Converterwww.oanda.com/currency/converter/ : OANDA’s currency calculator tools use OANDA Rates®, the touchstone foreign exchange rates compiled from leading market data contributors. Our rates are trusted and used by major corporations, tax authorities, auditing firms, and individuals around the world.

Online Metric Conversionswww.sciencemadesimple.net/conversions.html : Find metric conversions for any measurement you can think of, or may need to know.

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlifewww.dfw.state.or.us : Our mission is to protect and enhance Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.

Renewable Resources Coalitionwww.renewableresourcescoalition.org : The mission of the Renewable Resources Coalition is to preserve and protect the ongoing viability of Alaska®s abundant fishing and hunting resources and the lands and waters they need to survive.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundationwww.rmef.org : Ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitats.

Save Bristol Baywww.savebristolbay.org : Confronting greed with sanity on the issue of the Pebble Mine Project in Alaska.

Survival Packwww.groomandstyle.com : Exploring the wilderness and camping is great fun and a marvelous experience. However, what would you do if you were take a wrong turn or lose your map? Suddenly your wonderful adventure is daunting.

The Angling Reportwww.anglingreport.com : Newsletter serving the angler who travels. Fishing reports and articles from around the world.

The Nature Conservancywww.nature.org : You depend on nature ® we’re here to save it. We’re working with you to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States and your backyard.

Tourism Chilewww.sernatur.cl : In spanish.

Tourism New Zealandwww.newzealand.com/us/ : Tourism New Zealand is the organisation responsible for marketing New Zealand to the world as a tourist destination.

Transportation Security Administrationwww.tsa.gov : The Transportation Security Administration protects the Nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.

Trout Unlimitedwww.tu.org : Trout Unlimited is a grassroots, non-profit organization with 300,000+ supporters that conserve, protect, restore and sustain coldwater fisheries for future generations.  Learn more and become a member today!

US Bureau of Reclamationwww.usbr.gov : Established in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, powerplants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. These water projects led to homesteading and promoted the economic development of the West.

US Department of Statewww.state.gov : Advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.

US Geological Surveywww.usgs.gov : The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

Weather Undergroundwww.wunderground.com : Provides weather forecasts for worldwide destinations.

Weatherbasewww.weatherbase.com : Provides weather forecasts for worldwide destinations.

Wild Salmon Centerwww.wildsalmoncenter.org : Focusing on identifying, studying and preserving the remaining wild salmon habitat in throughout the North Pacific.