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Links to Fly-Fishing Websites

Here are some links to websites that can be useful to western fly anglers. Links are grouped by subject and by state.

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The Freshwater Trust. "The Freshwater Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that actively works to preserve and restore our freshwater ecosystems. The Freshwater Trust takes a holistic approach to restoring freshwater ecosystems--from restoring a river's architecture to working with landowners to keep more water in rivers to educating children on the importance of freshwater conservation. The Freshwater Trust was established in 2009 through a merger of Oregon Trout and Oregon Water Trust."

Wild Fish Conservancy. "A science and research-based conservation organization . . . dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of the Northwest's wild fish and the delicate ecosystems in which they live."

Native Fish Society. "An advocate for the conservation, protection and restoration of native fishes in the Northwest."

Wild Salmon Center. "Committed to the research and conservation of salmon, trout, steelhead and other native fish and their ecosystems along the Pacific Rim.

Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation. "The mission of the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation is to support projects that promote conservation, and enhance the public use and enjoyment of Oregon's Fish and Wildlife." Among other projects: the purchase in the 1980s of 12 miles of lower Deschutes River riverbank for public use.

WaterWatch of Oregon. Helps keep water in Oregon's rivers, where fish need it most. "WaterWatch is a river conservation group devoted to restoring and protecting natural flows in Oregon's rivers. We work in the courts, state and federal agencies, and the legislature to ensure enough water is left in our rivers and streams to sustain the fish, wildlife, and people who depend on them."

Trout Unlimited. "To preserve, protect, and restore North America's cold water fisheries and their watersheds."

Federation of Fly Fishers. National organization. FFF's three-pronged mission is to conserve, educate, and restore.

American Rivers. "Through national advocacy, innovative solutions and our growing network of strategic partners, we protect and promote our rivers as valuable assets that are vital to our health, safety and quality of life."

Western Rivers Conservancy "Western Rivers Conservancy was founded for the specific purpose of creating significant new refugia along outstanding Western rivers, to be managed for ecological and compatible recreational uses. We have a sixteen-year track record of successful land acquisition, placing over 45,000 acres in permanent protection."

General Information

Recreation.gov. Entry point for information about recreation on government lands.

Fish Counts for Columbia/Snake Basin

  1. Daily Counts
  2. Graphs of Passage Data
  3. Comparison of This Year, Last Year, 10-year Average
  4. Map of Dam Sites
  5. General Fish Passage Data

Idaho

Idaho Fishing Regulations

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Idaho Parks and Recreation

Camping Reservations at Idaho State Parks

Idaho Road Conditions

Idaho Travel. State-sponsored travel planning site.

Idaho Outdoor Guided Adventures. Find guides, packers, and lodges in Idaho.

Montana

Montana Fishing Regulations

Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

Montana State Parks

Camping Reservations at Montana State Parks

Montana Road Conditions

Montana Travel. State-sponsored travel planning site.

Oregon

Oregon Fishing Regulations

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Trout Stocking Schedule

Oregon State Parks

State Park Campsite Reservations

Oregon Road Conditions

Travel Oregon. State-sponsored travel information.

Common Waters of Oregon. "Common Waters of Oregon is a membership-based, public benefit, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Oregon rivers as common highways and forever free. We safeguard these rights through strategic affiliations, riparian stewardship, and community education and action."

Washington

Washington Fishing Regulations

Emergency Fishing Regulation Changes. It's staggering how often new rules have to be adopted in Washington.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Washington State Parks

State Parks Camping Reservations

Road Conditions in Mountain Passes

Travel Washington. State-sponsored travel information.

Blogs

John Montana (Bartlett). Carp on the fly.

Chris O'Donnell (River Runner Outfitters). Deschutes and Oregon north coast.

WaterTime Outfitters, Rob Crandall. Rob is an Oregon fly fishing guide.

Brian Marz. Brian is an Oregon fly fishing guide.

Oregon Fly Fishing Blog. "McKenzie River fly fishing, Oregon fly fishing reports and fly tying videos."

Wandering Words. "Wild thoughts and mundane observations" from Heather McNeil (Troutgirl on the Westfly Board)

Flyfish Magazine Blog Spot.

Other Sites

ifish.net. Gear-oriented site for Oregon. Includes an active bulletin board.

Fly Angler's OnLine. A fly-only website.

The Wayward Fly Fisher. Personal site for Toney Sisk. "On this wayward site, you'll find exciting (and mostly true) articles, stories, book reviews, photography and instruction on many aspects of fly fishing . . . "

Sharp Hooks Details about 350+ lakes and rivers in BC, Canada, including depth charts, driving directions, photo galleries and fishing reports.

Fishing Swami. Online fishing log. Allows you to enter detailed information for each of your fishing trips.

An Anglers Bookcase. Signed, collectible, and rare fly fishing books. Over 2,000 titles in stock.

Frank Amato Publications. Leading publisher of books and magazines for fishing and fly fishing, with a western US focus.

Wilderness Adventures Press. Leading publisher of flyfishing guide books and detailed map books. Website lists over 100 waters, with a detailed description of the water, hatch charts, recommended flies, detailed fishing maps showing river miles, access points, boat ramps, campgrounds, along with GPS coordinates, and more.

Modern Classics Fly Tying and Photography. Fly pattern purchase, as well as instruction. Photography. From Kevin Erickson.

Carolina Bonefishing. Mountain trout, flatland carp, and ocean redfish. Captain Paul Rose of Gastonia, North Carolina (near Charlotte).

Corks Creak Sporting Breaks. Specializing in salmon, trout and sea trout fishing, and game shooting--rough (walked up) and driven birds and guided deer stalking--in Britain.

Vermillion Valley Resort. Wilderness resort located in the High Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Caters to hikers, fishermen, and campers. The lake has rainbow and golden trout.

Fly Tying Club. Fly patterns tying videos and articles.

Boating.com. New and used boats for sale.

Stealth Films. New Zealand Fly Fishing DVDs.



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