Wild on the Fly to air in January


"Wild on the Fly" begins a 13-episode high-definition television series the Outdoor Channel on January 1, 2011. Each episode of "Wild On The Fly" will air three times a week – 9:00am Thursday, 6:00pm Friday, and 1:30pm Saturday (EST). The series includes shows set in Alaska, Argentina, Mexico, and Mongolia and starts New Year’s Day with a focus on the waters around Missoula, Montana. From the press release: "Each episode ends with an in-depth discussion of gear and clothing hosted by Grizzly Hackle owner and show Co-Producer Dan Shepherd. ‘We take a look at what is really needed for each particular destination and provide anglers with the necessary gear, clothing and flies to fish anywhere on the planet.’"


Groups Move to Intervene in PA Pipeline Project | CommonDreams.org


CONTACT: Environmental Groups
Deborah Goldberg, Earthjustice, (212) 791-1881, ext. 227
Jeff Schmidt, Sierra Club, (717) 232-0101
Barbara Arindell, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, (570) 729-8687
Anne Harris Katz, Coalition for Responsible Growth and Resource Conservation, (570) 433-4681

Groups Move to Intervene in PA Pipeline Project

Project comes as region grapples with rushed, irresponsible gas drilling

WASHINGTON – December 21 – Pennsylvania groups are seeking to intervene in a proceeding before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has been asked to expedite approval of a proposed pipeline that would cut through portions of northeastern Pennsylvania. The groups are calling on federal regulators to thoroughly review the cumulative environmental impacts of the project before any decision is made.

The 39-mile pipeline, known as the MARC I Hub Line Project, would be built and operated by the Central New York Oil and Gas Company. It would run through Bradford, Sullivan, and Lycoming Counties in Pennsylvania, crossing pristine drinking water sources and fishing streams in the Endless Mountains, disturbing some 610 acres and leaving 238 acres permanently altered. The groups argue that the project would spur gas drilling in a previously undeveloped portion of the state, bringing with it threats to public health and the environment that have yet to be thoroughly analyzed.

The pipeline proposal comes as other parts of the state struggle with an explosive rate of gas drilling and an outbreak of industrial accidents and pollution related to rushed and irresponsible development. Unlike New York, Pennsylvania has allowed shale gas development and infrastructure construction to proceed without any comprehensive environmental analysis.

The non-profit environmental law firm Earthjustice filed a motion to intervene in the proceedings on behalf of Sierra Club, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, and the Lycoming County-based Coalition for Responsible Growth and Resource Conservation.

The following is a statement from Earthjustice attorney Deborah Goldberg:

"Pennsylvania rushed into developing the Marcellus Shale with no comprehensive review of the potential effects on public health or the environment. The State was unprepared for the drinking water contamination, air pollution, and dangerous accidents that came with the frantic pace of drilling. It’s time to stop scrambling to respond to crises and instead to prevent them in the first place. That’s exactly what we’re asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to do, and why we’re asking it to give impacted communities a seat at the table as it reviews the project. This proposed pipeline is just one of many inter-related gas development and infrastructure projects that industry wants to build in sensitive watersheds and forest ecosystems throughout the Marcellus region. Before federal regulators jump to approve this project, the law requires that they examine it in its larger context."

Groups Move to Intervene in PA Pipeline Project | CommonDreams.org

Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing Gear, Fly Fishing Trips, Fly Fishing Techniques and News – MidCurrent


2010 Passings

By Marshall Cutchin on December 28, 2010 7:33 AM | Permalink

Fly fishing felt the loss of many fine and interesting people in 2010.

Charlie Meyers, long-time outdoors editor for The Denver Post and an institution in Rocky Mountain fishing, hunting and skiing journalism, died in early January.

Knox Burger, John Gierach’s first agent and editor of some of John McDonald’s classic Travis McGee novels, also died in January.

Dick Finlay, a long-time Orvis employee who also worked for Fly Fisherman magazine and helped start the American Museum of Fly Fishing, also died in January.

Frank Bertaina died in March. Frank was a pitcher for the 1966 World Series Champions Orioles and went on to partner with Bob Nauheim in travel company Fishing International.

Skiff pioneer Bob Hewes died in June. Hewes’s lifelong commitment to building "fishy skiff" changed the world of saltwater fly fishing.

Ed Koch, author of Fishing the Midge and of Basic Fly Tying with Norm Shires, died in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in July.

Fly fishing photographer Richard Schaaff, who took up his art only in middle age but whose images were admired by many, died in November.

Tom Helgeson, publisher and editor of the popular "Midwest Fly Fishing" magazine and founder of the Minneapolis/Chicago Great Waters Expos, died in November. Tom was an ardent conservationist, a caring teacher, and a gifted writer.

Russia fishing pioneer Bill Davies, who was largely responsible for opening Russian salmon fishing to western anglers, died in early December.

Casting expert Cliff Netherton died in December at the age of 100 after a life-long association with competition casting.

Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing Gear, Fly Fishing Trips, Fly Fishing Techniques and News – MidCurrent