Well, our latest film **title to be announced on Friday** about fly fishing for huge carp on Beaver Island is near completion and will be released this fall. Not only will we be announcing the title on Friday, but the teaser will also be released by our friends, TLTFF. Due to the circumstances, I thought this might be a good time to announce that we have begun filming another short movie called, “The Spring Creek Samurai.” All of you that love Tenkara fishing… this is your ticket. -Austin Green
According to Skytruth.org, a satellite detected this massive spill on Monday, August 4, 2014. “…An approximately 580 acre tailings impoundment failed at a Canadian gold and copper mine near Likely, British Columbia. The breach at Imperial Metal’s Mt. Polley mine dumped an estimated 1.3 billion gallons of toxic mine waste into the surrounding environment. On August 5, Landsat 8 acquired an image of the mine showing that grey sludge from the breached dam has entered Polley Lake, saturated the entire length of Hazeltine Creek, and entered Quesnel Lake over five miles downstream of the failed impoundment. The spill has prompted drinking water bans throughout the region, since the pond contains a slurry laden with arsenic, lead, mercury, selenium, and other toxic metals and compounds.”
They continue to note, “The president of Imperial Metals, Brian Kynoch, claims that the water in the tailings pond is “near drinking water quality” and expressed disbelief that the impoundment could fail so catastrophically, despite the fact that Canadian officials had issued multiple warnings to Imperial Metals for exceeding water quality standards for effluent and exceeding the permitted wastewater levels in the pond. Local citizens anticipating the arrival of a salmon run now fear the worst for the environment and tourism, especially as they begin to document dead fish in Quesnel Lake. Environmental groups across North America will be watching this story closely given the similarities to the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed, the world’s most productive wild salmon fishery. Tailings ponds at Pebble mine would cover a surface area 13 times larger than the Mt. Polley impoundment and would have earthen dams taller than the Washington Monument.”
Original article posted via Skytruth.org, 8/6/14
The 3rd Annual Great Feathers One Fly Chub Tournament
The Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Fishing time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
The Entry Fee: $20(includes tee shirt)
Rules: ONE FLY fished for as many as you can catch in the time allowed. Lose the fly and you are done! You must bring a minimum of 2 pieces of garbage(more is encouraged) back to submit your score. No garbage and you are done! Most fish caught wins!
The Prize: Your name immortalized on the Trophy which stays at the store and $100 gift card!!
Following the event will be a BBQ and bragging session.
Come one; come all!! It is for the fun of it!!
NAME OUR FILM GIVEAWAY! Our film about fly fishing for HUGE CARP on Beaver Island with “Indigo Guide Service – Third Coast Fly,” Grab Your Fly Charters with Captain Austin Adduci, Tight Lined Tales of a Fly Fisherman, and “CarpTrip.com” is in its final stages! It was an amazing adventure and we are so excited to share our journey with you, but first we need your help! We are asking The Uncommon Angler followers to help NAME THIS FILM! We are GIVING AWAY a huge AFTCO – American Fishing Tackle Co. – Guy Harvey T-Shirt/Sticker package to the person that can come up with the best title for our film! The winner’s title will be used to name our film! To enter, Like The Uncommon Angler Facebook page (if you haven’t already) and leave your film title as a comment on the giveaway post pinned to the top of the page. Make sure your film title is one that captures the essence of sight fishing for huge carp on the fly rod! -Austin Green
Check out the new face of www.theuncommonangler.com – We have “The Blog” and “The Films” pages up and running… “The Gear” and “The Guides” are coming soon! Yes that’s right! We are working to begin offering hats, t-shirts, stickers, and more! The Uncommon Angler is also preparing to offer endorsed guide services in the Mid-Atlantic region on the Gunpowder River and beyond (Yes…carp trips!). Our New Hampshire guide will be up and running in the coming months and Colorado is in our near future! -www.theuncommonangler.com – All photos shown here are available as custom prints through The Uncommon Angler and Austin Green Photography! A big thanks to Robby L, Jim F, Jon Z, Ruby M, Mike T, Jaybo Art, and George Hill Art for showing interest in my work thus far!