Horse sense beats nonsense any day of the week. DUSAN SMETANA
Horse sense beats nonsense any day of the week. DUSAN SMETANA

Afield or Afloat

Fall is as much a feeling as a season: It’s doesn’t announce itself so much as it builds. Whether you get that feeling when you’re scrambling up rocky steeps in the early-season heat, or pulling on the drift boat oars when the first nip of fall sets in, this selection of styles offers a dynamic range of breathability, wicking and warmth —the versatility and comfort needed for fall pursuits afield or afloat.

Håkan Stenlund tries to catch brownies with his tenkara rod while Ruben the dog watches from a distance safe enough not to scare the shy trout. GOSTA FRIES
Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador Håkan Stenlund

Håkan Stenlund

Being outdoors more than indoors is as natural to ambassador Håkan Stenland as putting meat in boiled coffee. “To tell you the truth, it’s something you probably have to learn to enjoy,” he says—more in reference to the savory drink from his home of Swedish Lappland than his days afield there.

Learn More About Håkan
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Free the Snake: Restoring America’s Greatest Salmon River

It’s time to remove four deadbeat
dams on the lower Snake River.

Over the last 25 years, the Federal government has invested billions of dollars in a largely futile attempt to bring our nation’s greatest salmon river back to life. Snake River salmon have been put on trucks and barges, fish ladders have been built—all in the hope that enough salmon would get by four dams on the lower Snake River to reach their historic habitat in numbers that would assure their future.

It’s not working. Wild Snake River salmon are on the brink and the cost of these dams far outweigh the small amount of electricity they generate and transportation they provide and lower-impact alternatives do exist.

This short film about the lower Snake River envisions a future that works for farmers, fishermen, tribes, salmon and the natural world. One that creates thousands of local jobs, restores recreational opportunities, saves taxpayers money, and invests in cleaner energy alternatives.

Watch it and then join us in asking President Obama and Congress to remove these four deadbeat dams on the lower Snake River.

Free the Snake Flotilla
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Free the Snake!

Taking out big, deadbeat dams can be a long, grueling process. With nearly 20 years under our belt fighting for the removal of four deadbeat dams on the lower Snake River—writing letters, funding the grassroots, making inspiring films like DamNation—we know that sometimes what the movement needs is action.

On Saturday October 3, 2015, over 300 people—fishermen, Native Americans, farmers, orca lovers, business owners, salmon advocates, kayakers, and conservationists—gave us a moment to turn up the volume, protest, and push even harder on this issue. Together, this diverse group formed the “Free the Snake Flotilla”.


By Dylan Tomine

Three minutes into our float, the v-wakes of submerged rocks in the tailout begin to move, creasing the glassy surface as they peel away from the approaching raft. Skyla and Weston lean forward, scouting ahead.

“Are those all fish?” Skyla asks, then, with rising urgency, “They are! Look!” Weston climbs up onto the bow, afraid to miss out. Chaos ensues. I yell at him to keep his feet on the floor; he ignores me and scrambles for position. “There’s one over there!” he hollers, ...

April Vokey releasing a Skeena River steelhead. ADRIENNE COMEAU

Serious Wading Equipment

When the wind double-hauls and the clouds let fly, you do what any sensible angler would: Throw a tighter loop and grin ear to ear. Designed, tested and built with input from some of the finest female anglers in the world, our women's fly fishing line provides all the technical features serious anglers need to fish comfortably all day.

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When you spend your day fishing the Lower Dean River, you never come home empty-handed. JEREMY KORESKI
Hilary Hutcheson, Middle Fork of the Flathead River, Montana. STEVE GNAM