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Five Stars for 5-Point Film Festival

Five Stars for 5-Point Film Festival

By Kelly Cordes   |   May 6, 2011 May 6, 2011

Confession: I don’t usually like film festivals. I like the idea, much like I enjoy seeing live music – at least when it’s good, because then it’s great. Sure, you can listen to a Rolling Stones album, but seeing them live leaves you speechless. Not a great comparison, since at… Read More

Baja in the Rearview

Baja in the Rearview

By MOTIV Fishing   |   Apr 25, 2011 April 25, 2011

When last we left the fly-fishing filmmakers of MOTIV Fishing, they had converted a mid-'90s F250 to run on used vegetable oil and successfully crossed the Mexican border. Today, we pick up their scent in Baja as they continue traveling south in their pursuit of tight lines. Read More

[Sunrise on the Blackfoot River. Photo: © Jeremiah Watt]

Phosphate Mining: Sealing Southern Idaho’s Fate?

By Jeremiah Watt   |   Feb 15, 2011 February 15, 2011

Flipping through travel planners and vacation ads, southeast Idaho sounds much like the glorious west of old. A wild untarnished space, home to elk, moose, deer, and many other species of wildlife, with hundreds of miles of rivers and creeks, all bursting with wild native trout. It is. Or… Read More

Looking for Steelies

Looking for Steelies

By Jim Little   |   Feb 2, 2011 February 2, 2011

Taking the plunge (albeit it a shallow one) into the Ventura River in the spirit of Our Common Waters, Patagonia’s new environmental campaign, Patagonia editor Jim Little and a couple of friends spent the afternoon snorkeling for endangered southern steelhead trout. Along the way they sneak… Read More

Enriching the Rivers

Enriching the Rivers

By Ari Zolonz   |   Jan 25, 2011 January 25, 2011

Patagonia’s environmental internship program is sending about 20 employees into the field this year to volunteer with nonprofit environmental groups around the world. The company pays employee salaries and benefits for up to a month while they work in D.C., Kenya, Kauai and other locales. Ari Zolonz,… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: What We Had

Dirtbag Diaries: What We Had

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jan 3, 2011 January 3, 2011

Happy New Year. We're starting 2011 off right with the first-ever fly fishing story to be shared on the Dirtbag Diaries. Host Fitz Cahall introduces today's podcast: Mark Rutherford and John Merritt grew up sharing the same sand box. As they grew up, they each followed separate… Read More

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