As a parting gift from my previous job at the Gig Harbor Fly Shop to my new job as a Fisheries Biologist with WDFW, my good friend and the shop owner Blake got me an awesome replica of an Alvord cutthroat that I caught back in 2008. This extraordinary piece of art work was created by another friend of my Luke Filmer who runs Blackwater Fish Replicas and has never ceased to amaze me with the beautiful work that he turns out. I have to say that this is a very welcomed addition above the tying desk!
My new piece of artwork!
Also a reminder if you haven't already written a letter to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in regards to the remaining Alvord Cutthroat, please do so. For more information please follow this link.
Also the Wild Steelhead Coalition is holding an event on May 4th on the implications of hatchery steelhead on the native steelhead of the Skagit River watershed.
This event is bound to be a great experience for anyone interested in the plight of wild steelhead in the Skagit drainage will be held at the UW Arboretum in Seattle WA at 6pm.