Author Archives: Phil Monahan

Video: Saving Pups from “Dead Dog Beach”


Written by: Phil Monahan

A team of volunteers is dedicated to rehoming the abandoned dogs of Puerto Rico.
Photo via cnn.com

Here’s a powerful story from Puerto Rico, where a particular beach in the town of Yabucoa has become a dumping ground for unwanted dogs. But the volunteer organization The Sato. . .

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Take Action to Ensure There’s Adequate Funding for Land and Water Conservation


Written by: Phil Monahan

Investing in water conservation is vital to the future health of rivers everywhere.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Every year, Congress raises $900 million from the oil and gas industries, and those funds are supposed to go directly to land and water conservation. But did you know that the money. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week VI: Taylor Edrington


Written by: Phil Monahan

Taylor with a stunning Atlantic salmon caught on Norway’s Gaula River.
All photos courtesy Taylor Edrington

Capt. Taylor  Edrington has a pretty enviable resume, which just screams “Trout Bum.” He has lived on the Arkansas River pretty much his whole life, and has fished and guided all over the. . .

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Video: 11-Year-Old Girl Is One of the Top Fly-Casters in the Country


Written by: Phil Monahan

Young Maxine shocked many casters with her performance.
Photo by Kris Korich via blog.sfgate.com

Before last week, young Maxine McCormick was virtually unknown outside the Bay Area casting community that she has grown up. But when reports of her performance at the U.S. National. . .

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