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Today, I’m sharing items from Fly Fishers International, PA Fish & Boat Commission, & IndiFly / Sight Line Provisions.
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Ever heard of Fly Fishers International? Sure you have: it is the new name for the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF). The name change is not simply for the sake of “rebranding.” From everything that the FFI has written, it seems like they are positioning themselves for engaging with the next generation and the culture of fly fishing in the 21st century. If you’ve only ever thought there was one major fly fishing / conservation group, then take a moment to check out the new FFI.
Have you ever tried to navigate a state conservation organization’s website on a mobile device. Miserable. Between the numerous menus, options, images, and formats – formatted in varying success for smaller resolutions – the experience can run the gamut from awful to impossible. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has put their regulations, stocking schedules, and other pertinent information on an app. Although this is only one tiny part of the overall picture when it comes to what a state can/should do, these are contemporary moves that allow citizens to engage with their agencies.
I learned about IndiFly through a bracelet (it is a really nice bracelet from a company you should definitely check out). IndiFly is a group that uses fly fishing to conserve fisheries and support indigenous peoples. The injection of interest and financial investment can go a long way when it comes to placing a buffer between remote and imperiled environments and harmful change. Relationships, through fly fishing, are the key that gets the whole thing going. Want an interesting trip of a lifetime that accomplishes more than giving you a great weekend? Check out IndiFly.
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