Yesterday, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced S. 2080 the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (NFHCA). The bipartisan legislation authorizes the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) – an unprecedented national partnership effort aimed squarely at protecting, restoring and enhancing the nation’s aquatic resources and fish habitat.
Both Cardin and Crapo sit on the Environment and Public Works Committee – Cardin is the Chair of the Water and Wildlife Subcommittee. Previous versions of NFHCA have enjoyed broad bipartisan support in Congress, including bipartisan approval by the Environment and Public Works Committee in two different Congresses. The language in the bill introduced today includes modifications to language in earlier versions of NFHCA that were made in consultation with several Senators and their staffs from both sides of the aisle.
“Choosing to protect our natural resources is Continue reading
Umpqua Feather Merchants (Umpqua) is on the move once again, bringing a revamped and improved line of leaders and tippet materials to market in their new, contemporary packaging.
Umpqua’s leader and tippet manufacturing partner has consistently invested in the most modern, cutting-edge equipment that allows for more accurate tolerances during the extrusion process, providing even greater consistency and reliability in the materials and designs.
“We feel that Umpqua Leader and Tippet offers the angler the perfect blend of strength to suppleness ratio.
No sacrifices have been made to offer a product that is extra strong yet too stiff, or gaining more suppleness
by weakening the break strength.”
— Riley Cotter, Umpqua Sales Manager, Umpqua Feather Merchants
Over the past year and a half, Umpqua has been integrating new and improved product into its previous generation of packaging. The official announcement of the improved leader and tippet product lines coincides with Umpqua’s launch of an entirely redesigned packaging system. The new leader packaging reinforces Continue reading
From Southwick Associates:
Hawaii, Florida, Texas, California, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Alaska—all offer world-class fishing. And with cold weather slamming much of the country for the past two months and spring still more than a month away, where do seasoned anglers dream of traveling to land their next big one? According to a survey conducted by AnglerSurvey.com, South Florida remains the top dream destination of would-be traveling anglers with 43 percent of those surveyed choosing it as the location they would most prefer to fish if they had the opportunity.
The popularity of South Florida was followed by Costa Rica with just over 18 percent of respondents selecting the Central American country as the place they would go. Next on the list was Mexico with 12 percent, followed by Continue reading
From Howler Brothers:
Howler Brothers launches its Spring 2014 apparel line on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 with four brand-new styles of men’s shorts and shirts, and updated colors and patterns throughout the line. The Howler Brothers Spring 2014 apparel line, which is available on the all-new HowlerBros.com and at retailers across North America, perfectly blends functionality and modern design with the soul, passion and timeless style of water sports such as surfing and fly-fishing.
“Now in its fourth year, Howler Brothers is continuing to offer fresh, innovative and original pieces,” said Chase Heard, Co-Founder of Howler Brothers. “The new pieces reflect the forward thinking and continued growth of the brand, but still honor the heritage and core principles upon which Howler Brothers was built by keeping versatility, functionality and attention to detail at the forefront.”
In conjunction with the new spring products, Howler Brothers is launching a more user friendly website with a Continue reading
State-of-the-art water management in the West can help ensure ample water supplies and quality fishing, even during prolonged times of drought across the region, according to Trout Unlimited scientists and organizers who work with anglers and hunters to protect habitat, reconnect watersheds and restore degraded rivers and streams.
For instance, collaborative restoration work with private landowners in the Maggie Creek watershed in Nevada has resulted in healthier habitat, more water for ranch operations, and more water for native Lahontan cutthroat trout.
“Mostly through a combination of improved grazing strategies and some fencing we’ve seen huge increases in stream-side vegetation, an influx of beavers creating storage ponds, and increasing water clarity and flows,” said Helen Neville, a TU research scientist. “This work has also increased the Continue reading