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Monday, 10 October 2016 04:42

Website Updates

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New features have been added to the site to aggregate content from numerous fly fishing and fly tying sources around Northern California and Nevada.  This will allow the users to see the ten newest posts to each of the sites that are linked through the menus.  

The Fly Tying Menu now contains links to articles or posts from Fly Fish Food, Fly Tying 123, Fly Tying Reddit and Orvis.  Each of these links should display a content snippet from the latest 10 articles appearing in these sites' RSS feeds.  The snippet will display the first 200 words and will also contain a link to allow you to read more on the host site.  

The News menu now contains links to the California DFW, CalTrout, CSPA, Drake Magazine, International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF), South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), Trout Unlimited and the Water Education Foundation. Mostof these links will also display a content snippet from the latest 10 articles appearing in these sites' RSS feeds.  The snippet will display the first 200 words and will also contain a link to allow you to read more on the host site.  CA DFW and TU are set up to display the latest posts by those organizations on Twitter.

The Trip Reports Menu now contains links to my reports, as well as posts from Alpine Fly Fishing, Andy Guibord, California Fly Fishing, Confluence Outfitters, Fish Kennedy Brothers, Fly Fish Nevada, Fly Fishing Specialties, Four Seasons Fly Fishing, Gilligan's Guide Service, Jack Trout, Jon Baiochhi, Kern River Fly Fishing, Lost Coast Outfitters, Matt Heron, Norcal Fly Guides, Northern Califonia Trout, Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing, Pyramid Lake Guides, Reno Fly Fishing Outfitters, Reno Fly Shop, RJ's Fly Trips, SC Guide Service, Sierra Fly Fisher, Steelhead on the Spey Guide Service, Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, The Trout Spot, Tight Lines Guide Services, Trinity Fly Shop, Truckee River Fly Fishing, Wild Waters and Yosemite Fly Fishing Guide.  Each of these links will also display a content snippet from the latest 10 articles appearing in these sites' RSS feeds.  The snippet will display the first 200 words and will also contain a link to allow you to read more on the host site.  

The Tips Menu now contains links to posts from Ask About Fly Fishing, Chris Parsons, Fly Fishing Traditions and The Other Side of California.

I spent a bunch of time recently adding links to various fly tying sites, guides, informational sites, organizations, retail sites and water information sites.  These can be found sorted by category in the Links menu.  All of the sites listed above have been added in one of the categories.


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South Yuba River Citizens League

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Sunday, 09 October 2016 16:22

Drake Magazine

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  • Journey of the Silver King

    Featured Content Apr 14, 2019 | 22:17 pm

    Journey of the Silver King "Journey of the Silver King" follows Megalops Atlanticus on his poon-y quest for sex, grub and a seat at the throne. With the help of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, his Keys Kingdom is looking prime for an on-time royal welcome. 

  • 11th Annual Chica de Mayo

    Featured Content Apr 9, 2019 | 18:28 pm

    11th Annual Chica de Mayo Chica de Mayo has proven to be a massively successful women's flyfishing fiesta. And, if you're anywhere near Bozeman on Saturday, May 11, be sure to drop by The River's Edge West and SIMMS Fishing Products to see what's new. "This year, we're expanding our educational offerings and also hosting an event kick off social/trunk show Friday evening," says event coordinator, Sarah Clark.

  • 2019 Traver Writing Award

    Featured Content Apr 7, 2019 | 13:41 pm

    2019 Traver Writing Award The John D. Voelker Foundation and the American Museum of Fly Fishing are now accepting submissions for the 2019 Robert Traver Flyfishing Writing Award. The author of the winning essay will pocket $2,500. (Enough beer money to see you through run off. Maybe.)

  • Guide Beer

    Featured Content Apr 3, 2019 | 16:39 pm

    Guide Beer A lager for good times and good causesOn a recent redfishing trip to Louisiana, I was introduced to SweetWater Brewing Company's newest offering, Guide Beer, which officially launches to the public in May. On our way out of Atlanta, I'd managed to score a six-pack of a promotional run from my friend Andy Bowen, who runs Cohutta Fishing Company, with fly shops in Cartersville and Blue Ridge, Georgia. His Cartersville shop is also home to the Last Cast Bar, where he's been exclusively serving six varieties of SweetWater since October of 2017. In fact, Andy was among a select group that the Atlanta-based beer maker consulted when Guide Beer was in development, and he may deserve a little credit for coaxing the brewmasters toward a boat beer that "you could drink all day if you needed to." A lager with four percent alcohol, Guide Beer answers that call.

  • Once Upon a Tide

    Featured Content Apr 3, 2019 | 16:39 pm

    Once Upon a Tide Mystique, mayhem, and the palolo worm hatch Late May, Florida Keys. Four in the afternoon. Skiffs buzz back to docks with tired guides and sun-drunk clients. Thoughts of missed shots and cold beer. A dying easterly rustles palm fronds; thunderheads lurk like massive silver anvils. Oceanside, brown bonefish flats sport crisscrossing prop scars. Between the flats flow deep, aquamarine channels.


Saturday, 08 October 2016 09:58

CalTrout News

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Saturday, 08 October 2016 05:59

Water Education Foundation

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  • Opinion: Farmers selling water to one another? Bad idea


    Groundwater markets are a huge risk to communities on privatewells and small community water systems, which are sprinkledthroughout the Valley and provide much of the labor force forour agribusinesses. If large farms are allowed to purchase asmuch water as they want from other farmers, they will lower thewater table and again, communities will suffer.View Original Article

  • Final EIR released for Doheny desal plant


    Plans for an ocean desalination plant in Dana Point are nearingcompletion with the release of the project’s finalEnvironmental Impact Report and an upcoming public meeting toreview its findings and consider certification.View Original Article

  • Opinion: Be aware of blue-green algae in Humboldt County


    The local Department of Health and Human Services has reported11 dog deaths since 2001 that were thought to be poisoned bycyanobacteria. Blue-green algae can be present in any body offresh water, but the toxins typically occur when thetemperatures are high and the water flows are at their lowest.View Original Article

  • California bill on PFAS chemicals advances, but in watered-down form


    A California Senate committee has voted in favor of a billrequiring that water providers notify their customers if theydetect a class of chemicals called PFAS in drinking water.View Original Article

  • Would you drink treated wastewater?


    Water recycling and other forms of reuse—such as direct potablereuse—have become mainstream enough to attract the attention ofthe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In April, the agencybegan seeking input to develop a framework to “accelerate theapplication of water reuse as a safe, reliable and sustainableway to meet the country’s current and future water demands.”Companies involved in the sector are planning to shareknowledge with the EPA, which is accepting comments until July1…View Original Article

  • City of Sanger receives $4 million in funding to improve water usage


    Some of the funding will be used to add a new water tank.Currently, they have two, and a third will help improve waterpressure year round. Chapa said the addition is necessary tokeep up with the cities growth and business development.View Original Article

  • A tiny creature threatens Utah’s $1.8 billion Lake Powell pipeline


    Utah’s push to develop the $1.8 billion Lake Powell pipeline,held up for years by political wrangling, funding feuds, reamsof red tape and massive amounts of paperwork, is now beingthreatened by a tiny creature: the quagga mussel.View Original Article

  • Upper Colorado water users most vulnerable, study says


    Upper Colorado River Basin water users are the most vulnerableon the Western Slope in the event of a call required by aninterstate compact to curtail use, with much of thatvulnerability resting with entities that divert water from thatbasin to the Front Range, new analysis shows.Related article:Aspen Times: Dividing waters: How a compact call might unfold onWestern SlopeView Original Articleread more

  • The environmental downside of cannabis cultivation


    New research has linked production of the once-verboten plantto a host of issues ranging from water theft and degradation ofpublic lands to wildlife deaths and potential ozone effects.“Wehave a culture and history of cannabis cultivation in remoteareas that may be sensitive to environmental disruptions,”explains Van Butsic, co-director of the Cannabis ResearchCenter at the University of California Berkeley.View Original Article

  • Los Altos voters defeat proposed tax for storm drain work


    The Clean Water & Sustainable Storm Drainage Initiativeproposed to create a special fund for ongoing maintenance andinfrastructure upgrades of the city’s 55 miles of storm drainsand 1,350 catch basins, as well as to address areas around thecity vulnerable to puddling or flooding. Residents would havepaid an average monthly fee of $7.33 per parcel, approximately$88 per year…View Original Article


Any Waders or Wading boots with HBP marked on them.

Any fly rods marked Bill Carnazo.

Horseshoe Bar Fish and Game Preserve is devastated to announce that thieves broke into our storage area where we house our equipment for the Wounded Warrior Event that is held the first week in October every year. Finding out that someone felt they needed to steal from these veterans is heart breaking. It is like stealing from a church or organization that helps the needy of our community. This break-in will set us back many years as the amount of equipment they stole exceeds $25,000. Much of the equipment has the initials HBP written on it. Only the veterans that attended our events or members of Horseshoe Bar Preserve would have equipment with the “HBP” letters printed on it.. Any other gear was most likely this equipment that was stolen during the break in this week. If you see this equipment being sold, please contact me immediately at 916-205-6073 or the sheriff’s department to report it. (Placer County Sheriff)

If you see this equipment being sold, do not say anything or accuse anyone. Make note of the time, location, description of the items and persons involved.

Please contact Tom Bartos, manager of Horseshoe Bar Preserve immediately at 916-205-6073 or you’re local police department and let them know you believe it may have been equipment stolen from Horseshoe Bar Preserve in Foresthill, CA.
Reference Police Report # 15-11343.

This equipment was used for a very good veterans program and its loss is huge!!

If you would like to help us replenish the equipment that was stolen, please contact us at , 916-205-6073 or go to our website: www.horseshoebarpreserve.com/ww where you can make a donation.

Thomas G.M. Bartos
President & Founder
Horseshoe Bar Preserve, Inc.

On June 25 Congressman David Valadao introduced HR 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act in the House of Representatives. This bill would override key state and federal environmental laws such as the Endangered Species Act and would be another step toward extinction of the Delta smelt. There are two issues, in particular, that directly affect fisheries. It calls for the elimination of all non-native predator species in the Stanislaus River, including striped bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and black bass. It has been a key argument of water districts that use Stanislaus water that predator species are decimating salmon. This argument is a ruse to distract from the impact of reduced water flows on salmon. The bill also would legislatively declare that all state and federal laws, including the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act, would be satisfied by the existence of a warm water fishery in the San Joaquin River below Friant Dam, but upstream of Gravelly Ford. This would eliminate all efforts to reintroduce salmon to the San Joaquin, and certainly would preclude it as a trout fishery. There are many other terrible ideas in this bill, many of which involve the selective use of science, but those should be enough to oppose it. You can see the entire bill at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2898. The bill is being fast-tracked and needs immediate action. It’s likely to pass the House but it can be stopped in the Senate. Please make call Senator Barbara Boxer's office at (202) 224-3553 and Senator Diane Feinstein’s office at (202) 224-3841 to register your opposition. Your phone call is an extremely important message, and she will pay attention to it!