Posted by: Michael Lanthier
The North Bend Theatre in North Bend, WA was packed last night for Oregon-based Catch Magazine's first theater production. The wildly popular e-magazine illustrates the best fly fishing on the planet through award winning photography and video. Founders Todd Moen and Brian O’Keefe, locals to the King County area, were present to give a presentation.
Understanding the need to preserve and restore the wild lands and rivers that provide for great fishing recreation, the local Trout Unlimited Chapter was present to talk about their projects, which involves much of the local youth.
All the great folks in attendance that I talked with were glad to hear about the hopeful future for an expanded Alpine Lakes Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River designations on the Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. Hearing that Washington State only has 6 Wild and Scenic Rivers caught many by surprise, though all welcomed a protected River in their backyard.
Washingtonflyfishing.com was also present to talk about many of the great opportunities for fly fishing in Washington State and offer a few ways to get involved to ensure those great opportunities are around for future generations to enjoy as well.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: Encourage Senator Murray and Congressman Reichert to protected wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers in your backyard.
Check out a Catch Magazine video below or visit them online at www.catchmagazine.net.