IL PESCATORE COMPLETO

Featuring Patagonia head honcho Yvon Chouinard and Arturo Pugno, one of the last remaining practitioners of 'pesca alla Valsesiana' an ancient Tenkara-like form of fly fishing from Northern Italy that involves a 15-foot cane rod (homemade obviously), lines meticulously braided from the tail of a stallion, and simple flies hand-tied flies.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdXIHsGgIQM  

THE AQUARIUM

All you need is just one more excuse You put up one hell of a fight I want to hear your very best excuse Never felt this much alive TRACK 4: THE GENTLE ART OF MAKING ENEMIES BEAT 2: THE AQUARIUM "Right at the beginning of our first afternoon session on the river beat we [...]

BAY OF PIGS

Channeling a beloved ‘90s metal album, Tudor Caradoc-Davies visits Jurassic Lake Lodge in Patagonia and loses his mind. "I think about Faith No More’s 1995 album King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime, a lot. I only became acquainted with it in 2003 when I spent a year in Germany washing dishes, playing rugby [...]

THE SOUL SURFER

"I think it was the surfer Miki Dora who once said that a local is simply someone who doesn’t have their shit together enough to travel. Amen to that. I’ve been working away on a few environmental fly fishing films with Tony Czech (www.tonyczech.com), which are exclusively supported by Patagonia.  Along with quite a few [...]

ARTIFISHAL

WILD SALMON...they are in shit. Our issue 15 Troubled Waters focuses on the plight of wild salmon, who's at fault (hint: human greed) and what you can do about it. On the last point, it helps to get to grips with what is happening. As such, along with Gone.Outdoor and Wavescape, The Mission is co-hosting [...]

PATAGONIAN HONEY

"Within the first two weeks of this trip I had my fill of rainbows. Rainbows grabbed streamers and took to the air, they yanked dry flies under by the dropper nymph and devoured ugly dry flies in splashy rises. Like a paperback novel or a ‘friends with benefits’ relationship, they provided constant sparks of excitement, [...]

PATAGONIA’S YVON CHOUINARD ON KEEPING IT SIMPLE

In this excerpt from the revised second edition of Simple Fly Fishing, Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard details why - in an increasingly complex, crowded, consumption-obsessed, high-tech world - it’s more important than ever to keep it simple, stupid. Especially when fly fishing. 'The state of the art in angling these days is defined by “sports” standing [...]