“In 2021, being a dedicated wild steelhead angler means fishing through a paradox. While the enthusiasm for chasing these beautiful, powerful fish is at an all-time high, there have never been fewer wild steelhead returning to their home waters.”
You’ll notice that Swing the Fly only works with companies that walk the walk when it comes to conservation of our fish. Costa epitomizes that, and we’re grateful for their support.
This isn’t a swung fly story, but it’s narrated by Flip Pallot and sponsored by one of Swing the Fly’s sponsors, Costa. We think it’s worth sharing.
Korkers has designed a limited edition pair of Devil’s Canyon fishing boots with Trout Unlimited to raise awareness and support the permanent protections for Bristol Bay.
Indifly: Wind River ReservationSince its inception, Costa has been a part of Indifly and its mission to help indigenous communities develop sustainable local economies + conserve natural resources. Recently, Costa produced Indifly at Wind River Reservation – a film capturing Indifly’s first US-based project that aims to protect one of the last pristine places in the lower […]
“The current scientific literature clearly shows substantial adverse impacts to wild Steelhead populations from interactions with hatchery fish. In addition to reduced fitness from genetic integration among the spawning populations, other factors; such as competition, predation, disease transmission, and altered predator survival and behavior begin as soon as juveniles are released into the natural environment” says Jeff Dose, longtime Fisheries Biologist with the Umpqua National Forest.
If wild steelhead need a boost from humans, it would be to give them more space.
Photo: Feliciano Guimarães from Guimarães, Portugal Volkswagen Group, Triodos Bank, and Patagonia today joined growing calls for a moratorium on the emerging deep-sea mining industry. The world’s second-biggest car manufacturer, leading ethical bank and sustainable outdoor clothing company have joined other major companies BMW Group, Volvo Group, Samsung SDI, Google, and Philips in pledging to keep […]
Discarded fishing nets and gear are the most harmful form of plastic pollution in our oceans. Working hand in hand with its partner Bureo, Costa is taking discarded fishing nets and giving them a new life.
that will reduce or eliminate the impact climate change is having. Displayed in a prominent position at COP26, the installation will connect delegates with specific initiatives around the world, educating young people, and energising leaders to take decisive action to save the salmon and prevent climate change.
The Wild Steelhead Coalition (WSC) is excited to launch the Wild Steelhead Now or Never campaign, a multi-media effort that strives to educate steelheaders about the plight of wild steelhead and empower all steelheaders to become wild steelhead champions. With these iconic fish on the brink across their native range, time is not on our […]
It is now or never for wild steelhead. This year’s terrible run numbers should be ringing alarms bells, not a reason to argue for status quo fisheries and seasons. We must face reality: steelhead fishing in the Columbia and Snake Basin is in a desperate, fragile state. The fact is, in this unprecedented season, we don’t have enough fish to sustain the full fisheries of the past. Unprecedented numbers require unprecedented actions. We don’t have any time left and it is going to take all of us pounding on the desks of leaders and agencies to demand changes to restore steelhead numbers and allow for cautious fisheries when populations are high enough to sustain some impacts.