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FFF Bulletin on destructive fly fishing technique

 


NEWS FROM THE FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS
Contact: President Tom Jindra at 504-392-7511

 

FFF CONDEMNS DESTRUCTIVE FISHING TECHNIQUE PROMOTED BY ARIZONA FISH AND
GAME DEPARTMENT

BOZEMAN, MT - February 25, 1998 - The Federation of Fly Fishers, the
nation's leading fly fishing conservation group, today criticized the
Arizona Fish and Game Department for encouraging a practice known to
destroy trout habitats and scar rivers.

An article published in the department's most recent "Arizona Wildlife News
& Views" promotes what is known as the "Salt River Shuffle." The technique
involves dislodging invertebrates from the river bottom, thus creating a
feeding source just downstream from the angler. The practice is illegal in
many states, banned by the National Park Service, and frowned upon by
conservative anglers everywhere.

"It is neither ecologically nor morally defensible," said Tom Jindra,
President of the FFF. "Intentionally disturbing aquatic insects to chum up
fish should be on the same order of forbidden practices as gill netting
trout, or using dynamite."

The Federation is asking the department to gain back the fishing public's
confidence by printing a retraction in the next magazine issue, explaining
the damage that this practice causes.

"Will next month's issue teach us how to bag elk with a spotlight at
night?" said Jindra. "It shows a dangerous lack of education in an agency
with the responsibility to oversee critical fish and wildlife habitats."

The Federation of Fly Fishers is an international association concerned
with all waters and all species of fish. Organized in 1965, the group
works to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, courtesy and
conservation ethics among all anglers. For more information on the FFF,
contact (406) 585-7592


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