Dave McCoy

Growing up in Oregon, Dave’s introduction to fly fishing began at an early age. His parents taught him the finer points and he soon sought out the area’s fabled steelhead waters. Since then, he’s traveled extensively, from India to the South Pacific. Dave is a Patagonia ambassador and the founder of Emerald Water Anglers, a fly fishing guide service and a stalwart advocate for regional and national fish conservation efforts.

How Puget Sound Wild Steelhead Gene Banks Give Salmon a Fighting Chance

The cacophonous boom of that explosion will forever resonate within me. With the flip of a switch, one hundred years of destructive history began to wash away. It was a new day—a day in which the Elwha was finally free. At long last, its waters could once again run unabated to the sea and its…

Dave McCoy
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