Author Archives: Pat Clayton

Getting real about Pebble Mine

Getting real about Pebble Mine What it is and what it represents     Since the first moment Europeans stepped ashore on what they humorously called the “new world” an unrelenting march westward has continued unabated. This thirst has left the original wilderness and its inhabitants all but crushed beneath the sole of our war […]

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Mountain rivers born high in the snowfields and Glaciers of the Brooks Range spill onto the arctic Plain. These braided riparian corridors slither through the tundra before dropping into the Beaufort Sea, our trip would follow this water cycle from source to plain in search of the most colorful salmonid on earth, the venerable Dolly […]

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Fly fishing in the year 2045

The swirling eddys at the end of every long rip rap wall was where the slab smallies ambushed their prey. Wham, any good cast thru the lazy water would result in a slashing strike from one of these predators. The dog days of June when temperatures spiked into the high 90s was prime time. Hoards […]

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The Yellowstone River fish kill, Global Warming, and the path forward.

Ever since dead whitefish began sloshing up on the shores of the mighty Yellowstone River, a lot of ink has been spilled over the status of this most iconic of rivers.  To the untrained eye, Paradise Valley and this waterway appear to embody everything that draws people to our rivers. Sprawling views in every direction […]

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The Rainbow of Trout!

     

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All the prettiest things!

   

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