Climate change turns fly fishing into alarm from once skeptical fishermen

Climate change turns fly fishing into alarm from once skeptical fishermen

Immersed in their environment, fly fishermen are watching the effects of warming temperatures all too closely, turning them into activists for many who once questioned climate change.

  • Fly fishermen see change happening all around them
  • Warmer temperatures and heavier rains are changing flows
  • Aquatic insects hatch earlier, changing the routines of birds and fly fishermen
  • Fishermen fear for their revered killer trout

Dressed in waders and knee-deep in a clear stream, fly fishermen pay attention to all that swims, crawls and flies around them, often gazing at the wonders of nature.

Today, that total immersion in their environment also gives them a front-row seat to how the warming climate is turning fishing calendars upside down, changing power systems and threatening their sport.

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