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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.


Sunday, 09 October 2016 20:10


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Sunday, 09 October 2016 20:07

South Yuba River Citizens League

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Sunday, 09 October 2016 16:22

Drake Magazine

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  • Video Daze: Alignment (Full Feature)

    Featured Content Oct 18, 2018 | 13:27 pm

    Video Daze: Alignment (Full Feature) Shot entirely in northern British Columbia, Alignment brings the worlds of steelheading and snowboarding together across a wintry season of discovery. The full-length film, below, features Eric Jackson, John Jackson, Curtis Ciszek, Darcy Bacha, and friends as they ride B.C.'s breathtaking mountains and swing its wild rivers in search of balance. Three months in the woods does a body, and mind, good. Via Vantage Cinema.

  • A Precedent-Setting Struggle in Penn’s Woods

    Featured Content Oct 11, 2018 | 16:12 pm

    A Precedent-Setting Struggle in Penn’s Woods The proposal to keep Penns Creek’s wild trout wild faces a stocking truck full of oppositionPenns Creek, nestled in the gentle folds of the Pennsylvania Appalachians, is one of a kind. Not because of its history, or its hatches, or its scenery, even though it has all of the above, but because it has the kind of remarkable wild brown-trout population that only exists in two percent of streams in the state. Two percent—for a state that is second only to Alaska in miles of trout water. These rivers, designated as Class A, are at the center of a potentially precedent-setting struggle in Penn’s Woods.

  • A Magnificent Seven

    Featured Content Oct 10, 2018 | 16:43 pm

    A Magnificent Seven Beers we think were brewed for flyfishersCraft beer and flyfishing go together like Jell-O shots and bachelorette parties. In the fishier towns in America you'll find angling-themed beers of every taste and style, from Trout Slayer Wheat Ale (Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, MT) to Cutthroat Porter (Odell Brewing, Fort Collins, CO) to Steelhead Extra Pale Ale (Mad River Brewing, Humboldt County, CA). And let's face it, we're suckers for the fish schtick; not only are we buying that 6-pack every time, we're probably buying the T-shirt as well.

  • Stand for Salmon

    Featured Content Oct 1, 2018 | 20:29 pm

    Stand for Salmon Alaskans will be heard this NovemberEvery year for the past decade the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay seems to die, only to rise again from its still-warm ashes. Despite lawsuits, a rigorous permitting process, and continued opposition by local organizations, Sam Snyder, campaign manager for the Wild Salmon Center, says the mega-mine isn't just hanging on, it's gaining momentum. "Pebble just submitted a new plan that extends the lifetime of the mine from 25 to 75 years while tripling its size. It's on a fast-track." On November 6, Alaskans have the opportunity to definitively vote on not only Pebble's future, but the future of all projects that would impact anadromous fish habitat.

  • Slow Motion Masterpiece

    Featured Content Oct 1, 2018 | 20:13 pm

    Slow Motion Masterpiece The art and film of Aimee and Chase BarteeThe film opens with a ten-second zoom toward campfire flames that dance and swirl in the darkness. The viewer's eyes are drawn to the underbelly of the largest log, crosshatched and ashen from the heat. Jump-cut to a small stream, lit by autumn light, shorelines framed by a blaze of fallen leaves. An angler appears, twenty-five seconds in, and she's casting a fly with precision, eyes fixed on her target. What follows is not the take, or hook-set, as a viewer might expect, but rather a shot of a large brown—not its gaping mouth, or downturned eye—but gill-plate, pectoral fin, and flank. Its belly is the color of butter browning in a skillet. The trout is supported underwater by the angler, while the lens pans its lateral line in slow-mo: scales glisten like spangles on a mirror ball. We realize we're watching a fishing film, not a nature documentary, though it is shot and edited with similar reverence for the natural world, the filmmakers drawn to details of the elemental.


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CalTrout News

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Saturday, 08 October 2016 05:59

Water Education Foundation

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  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Trump orders quicker environmental review of California water projects


    President Trump on Friday directed federal agencies to speed up their environmental review of major water projects in California and to develop plans to suspend or revise regulations that hamper water deliveries. The directive will have little immediate practical effect. But it comes a bit more than two weeks before a midterm election in which some Central Valley Republicans are in close races to hold on to their congressional seats. Related stories: Sacramento Bee: Trump moves to slash environmental rules on Delta, pushing California water to farmsWall Street Journal: Trump Orders Expedited Delivery of Western WaterPolitico: Trump to jump into Western water wars ahead of midtermsView Original Articleread more

  • BREAKING NEWS: Can Trump force California to drain its rivers? He’s about to try


    President Donald Trump was expected to intervene in one of California’s most contentious water wars Friday by signing a memorandum designed to scuttle state regulators’ plans to keep more water in the rivers at the expense of farms and cities.  Trump was expected to sign the memo Friday afternoon in Arizona, alongside Rep. Jeff Denham, a Republican from the San Joaquin Valley, according to Politico. Denham, R-Turlock, has been pleading with the Trump administration for weeks to block the state’s plan.  Related story: Politico: Trump to jump into Western water wars ahead of midtermsView Original Articleread more

  • Chula Vista bayfront gets a literal boost as port prepares for climate change


    Chula Vista is rising — literally. To account for potential sea level rise, the Port of San Diego is elevating a portion of the city’s bayfront by as much as 8 feet in preparation for a $1-billion hotel and convention center.View Original Article

  • Air Force finalizes plan to take big bite of Nevada wildlife refuge


    Just in time for National Wildlife Refuge Week, the Air Force has unveiled its final plan to block public access to about 277,000 acres of Nevada’s largest refuge, 30 miles northwest of Las Vegas.View Original Article

  • Fishing groups sue harbor district


    A lawsuit was filed against the Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District by the Humboldt Fishermen’s Marketing Association and Trinidad Bay Fishermen’s Association. The two fishing groups are suing over a long list of allegations that include alleged dredging failures and money management issues among other things.View Original Article

  • Environmental groups file suit to block waivers for Texas border wall


    A coalition of environmental groups has sued to stop the Trump administration from speeding construction of the first phase of southern border wall construction by waiving dozens of landmark environmental laws meant to protect air and water quality, public lands and wildlife.View Original Article

  • Preserving a culture by protecting the environment


    As the sun dropped below the horizon and darkness spread across the vast Northern Territory sky, the men and women scanned the terrain one last time for potential prey. It was dinnertime for the Dhimurru Rangers, a group of mostly Indigenous Australians who had spent a long day cleaning up the polluted beaches of the continent’s northern coast.View Original Article

  • State officials ‘racing’ to prevent Carr Fire erosion before rains


    State officials said today [Oct. 18] they are “racing” to implement erosion control measures before the start of the rainy season on hills left bare by the Carr Fire. … [Clint] Snyder [assistant executive officer, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board] said the erosion control is focused on protecting human life and property, preserving drinking water sources in the Sacramento River and wildlife. Related News Release: California State Water Resources Control Board: Addressing vital erosion control after Carr Fire focus of $9 million in State Water Board fundingView Original Articleread more

  • News Release: Reclamation releases final environmental documents on contract for Sacramento Suburban Water District


    The Bureau of Reclamation issued final environmental documents authorizing the 27-year Warren Act contract with Sacramento Suburban Water District. The long-term contract allows for conveyance through Folsom Reservoir in wet years.View Original Article

  • News Release: Reclamation releases final environmental document for Native American drinking well project


    The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Finding of No Significant Impact on the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of Big Valley Rancheria project to construct a backup drinking well on tribal property.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.