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Kevin is a passionate fishing guide and photographer who specializes in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

May 23, 2015

Kevin Emery Photography - Thinking of Nepal.

I've been hard at work redesigning and updating my photography website. In the midst of worrying about weather or not you have been looking at these images, I realized that many images from our travels in Nepal are of villages and possibly some incredible people who might now even be with us anymore. The devastating earthquakes that have shattered a beautiful place and community are still in the forefront of our minds. Please have a look and consider the Nepali people in this time of need. Please join me and others to ‪#‎HelpCarryTheLoad‬ for Nepal. Go to www.crowdrise.com/HelpCarrytheLoad and make a donation to one of the excellent organizations there.
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May 21, 2015

Video: The Important Places


Video: The Important Places


Written by: Phil Monahan


Here’s a wonderful short film about the connection between a father and son, and the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The winner of the Most Inspirational Film award at the 2015 5Point Film Festival, this film will remind and inspire you to revere and cherish The Important Places in each and every one of us. Presented by American Rivers, NRS, & Chacos, and produced by Gnarly Bay.
 

Tell Congress to Stop Trying to Block Protections for Headwater Streams | Orvis News

Tell Congress to Stop Trying to Block Protections for Headwater Streams

Written by: Phil Monahan

Don’t you think that vital headwater streams such as this should be protected from pollution?
Photo by Phil Monahan
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to block a set of rules proposed last year by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect headwater streams under the Clean Water Act. Yesterday, a group of some of the more influential executives in the fly-fishing industry sent an open letter to Congress, asking legislators to consider how vital these protections are to the health of our ecosystem.

May 20, 2015
An open letter to Congress from fly fishing industry leaders:
As leaders of America’s top fly-fishing companies, we write to express our support for the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore protections for our nation’s headwater streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Simply put, the proposed Waters of the United States rule is a good one, and it should be allowed to move through the federal rulemaking process without interference from Congress.

The small waters to which this important draft rule applies are the lifeblood for many of our country’s prized fisheries. They flow into rivers, streams and lakes that provide the foundation of our industry—our bottom lines depend on intact watersheds, cold, clean rivers and streams and intact, fishable habitat.

Given that fishing in America supports approximately 828,000 jobs, results in nearly $50 billion annually in retail sales and has an economic impact of about $115 billion every year (Sportfishing in America, American Sportfishing Association, 2013), it stands to reason that the health of our nation’s waters is vital to the continued success of our industry, and to the health of America’s economy. We urge you to allow the EPA rulemaking process to continue unimpeded.

In recent years, participation in fishing and hunting—fly fishing included—has grown. We are seeing robust interest in our sport and it is translating to our sales, to the numbers of employees we hire right here in America, and to the health of brick-and-mortar retailers all over the country. Like us, their businesses depend on clean, fishable water.

But, in addition to being acutely interested in the health of our watersheds, we are also concerned that blocking this rulemaking process could turn back the clock on the progress our nation has made since the Clean Water Act was put into place more than 40 years ago. Today, rivers that once actually caught fire are home to remarkable runs of steelhead and brown trout. Streams that were once uninhabitable for native brook trout are now home to robust populations of these prized fish. What’s more, our country’s drinking water is healthier and safer than ever before.

Please consider the present state of our watersheds before interfering in a proven process that has generated nearly a million comments from the public in support of this rule. While we understand that politics these days can be tumultuous and rancorous, we strongly encourage you not to play politics with clean water.

Thank you.

Dave Perkins, Vice Chairman, The Orvis Company
Travis Campbell, President and CEO, Far Bank Enterprises (Sage, Redington, and RIO)
K.C. Walsh, President and Owner, Simms Fishing Products,
John Land Le Coq, CEO and Founder, Fishpond/Lilypond Inc.
You can join these industry leaders by telling Congress to protect clean water and stop playing politics with our precious water resources. Go to the Trout Unlimited Action-Alert Page and let your delegation know that clean and abundant water supplies matter to you.

For more information about the importance of headwater streams, visit the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles Campaign page.


Headwater streams are often the last stronghold of wild-trout populations.

Tell Congress to Stop Trying to Block Protections for Headwater Streams | Orvis News

April 30, 2015

Junkies

It's a bad habit thats hard to quit.

The fellas at Orvis and Headhunters Fly shop in Craig, MT team up to bring you this public service announcement. KEEP YOUR KIDS AWAY FROM THIS KIND OF ADDICTION!

Streamers Inc from scumliner media on Vimeo.

April 21, 2015

Blood Knot Video

This Blood Knot Video will clearly show you how to tie my personal favorite knot for attaching two pieces of monofilament  together. It's not always the easiest knot to tie, but when you can and when you do, you know the knot is not going to fail. It just looks right.