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The Underground - Back from the Dead

Posted by Tom Chandler 7/7/2016

Recently, Yobi Adventures, a new, online, community-based, fly fishing expedition and booking outfit, contacted me about buying the Trout Underground. Because M1 and M2 always need a new pair of shoes (and skis, and soccer balls, and baseball gloves, and fishing gear, and chess sets, and books, and bicycles, and... you get the picture), I listened to the nice man on the other end of the phone. Turns out he had a lot to say. theundeadUnlike the handful of others who have come calling, Yobi Adventures isn't simply after the Trout Underground's Google Juice and readership. Instead, they want to add the Underground to their online community. And it gets even more interesting; they're interested in raising the Underground from the dead (The Zombie Underground?!) to tweak those who would happily pollute our waters or lock us out of our public lands. In simple terms, they'd like me to write a few enviro/access stories. (Hmmmmm, enviro stories...) Maybe even the odd fly fishing post. Astonishingly -- and unlike the handful of online companies who have lusted after the Underground's sizable archives, committed readership and considerable Google Juice -- they're underlining all their talk with an offer I'm not sure I can refuse. Things, it seem, may be about to change around here.  
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The Sacramento River is the principal river of Northern California in the United States, and is the largest river in California. Rising in the Klamath Mountains, near Mount Shasta ... more(in Siskiyou county), the river flows south for 445 miles, through the northern section (Sacramento Valley) of the Central Valley, before reaching the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta and San Francisco Bay. It forms a common delta with the San Joaquin River before entering Suisun Bay, the northern arm of San Francisco Bay. The river drains about 27,500 square miles, with an average annual runoff of 22 million acre-feet, in 19 California counties, mostly within a region bounded by the Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada known as the Sacramento Valley, but also extending as far as the volcanic plateaus of Northeastern California.

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We are a team of friendly and knowledgeable fly fishing guides, with a combined 40 years of fly fishing experience, dedicated to making your adventure on the water with us as enjoyable ... moreand informative as possible. We want you to succeed in all of your fishy endeavors, and we will take the time with you to make sure that you have all the techniques and skills necessary to catch fish wherever you go. Float or Walk and wade with us on one of Northern California's finest rivers and streams and we will accommodate our guiding style to meet your needs and abilities. With our extensive fly fishing knowledge and experience on waters all over Northern California, we will guide you on a fly fishing trip you will not soon forget.

NCFG practices catch and release on all boats. We respect the sport of fishing and wish to give all anglers the opportunity to experience the gratification we strive to give each of our clients.

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Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.

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I like the new design. ;)
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Reza, thank you for the reply, looking forward to new blog articles, glad Tom has found a new place to share his wisdom on all things fly fishing related, I'm well past my prime and only fish locally(Boise) no longer travel, I will bookmark your site and sign up for future articles Best Victor
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Professor: Cleaning out my bookmarks the other day I almost, ALMOST deleted TU.But I didn’t.Take it and run dude… When they've moved the archives over to their platform, there will be plenty of ways to follow the Underground that don't involve random visits.
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Sadly, not shortage of issues for us to look at (stream access, Everglades, etc), but maybe we'll update the Klamath mess, which may finally resolving itself.
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Andy: Very glad to hear of your possible return!I’m about to embark on a fishing trip. This can only be a good omen! Send us a picture so we can make sport of your fishing outfit.
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Mike W: Yay!!! Oh, how I’ve missed you! Mike, I think we should just be friends.
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Go for it. You are one of the good guys.
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Cleaning out my bookmarks the other day I almost, ALMOST deleted TU. But I didn't. Take it and run dude...
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All, the best. I've missed the Underground.
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Me seeing this post come up in my feed at work: http://gph.is/1br3JII
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Go for it, Tom. Haven't accessed the site for some time now. Good luck for the future.
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Welcome back Tom.
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On the off chance that the final offer price is dependent on whether or not your esteemed readership still has a pulse, I'm writing to say well done and that I'll be an avid reader under the new structure. ?
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Good luck Tom. Say Hi to Wayne for me.... Thanks.
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Tom: Good things come to good people if ya wait around enough. Most excellent news and we all look forward to your keen observances on the issues. Of which there seem to be more every day. Cheers!!
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Tom: Glad to hear you are finally going to be reimbursed for your incredible talents. Looking forward to reading you on The Underground again. Drop a line if you need a boat ride (perhaps a Klamath story?) or want to go check out a local creek. I hope to see you soon, until then be well, fish as often as you can, and keep up the good fight!
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Very glad to hear of your possible return! I'm about to embark on a fishing trip. This can only be a good omen!
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Hi Victor, Our communications with our members is all most exclusively for new blog articles. And you have the option of receiving those daily weekly or monthly. We hope you find our fly fishing resources and content useful.
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It's been a long time coming......and a long time gone. All the best, feed the kids. Congrats.
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Yay!!! Oh, how I've missed you!
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Guess we'll all see what comes next together.
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You too: https://youtu.be/xos2MnVxe-c
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Thanks for the kind words. Don't think they're planning to flood you with anything; their strategy seems more of the inbound marketing variety. And here you go: https://youtu.be/xos2MnVxe-c
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Rich: When I read this I spit up I my mouth a little, in a good way. We miss ya! https://youtu.be/eW5_ZUFaKEw
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Peter: As long as they let you, be you. Roll, on one sir. Think we're going to be good on that one.
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Things are good. Some challenges with the rugrats, but then you don't experience what they did the first year of their lives without it leaving a mark. Money helps.
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Tom C
well,I will be....whatever! The Walking dead are not only on the tube! Welcome back to the world; hope to see more!
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Like myself I am sure there are many who have been waiting for this day. Go for it!!
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It's alive!!!!
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Well ! It's you're call can't blame a man for providing for his family,most here have followed you for years,always fun to start my day with a little humor, enviro news, fly fishing adventures/wrecks and always bamboo,you have been missed,I hope the new guys won't be filling my in box with all kinds offers. Best Victor
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When I read this I spit up I my mouth a little, in a good way. We miss ya!
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Oh, I don't expect too much. I'll give it two years before your first Pulitzer, or first million. Do us blogs proud, sir. And who could complain about fishing? Only an idiot.
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As long as they let you, be you. Roll, on one sir.
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Go make that sweet sweet money. Hope all is well. Ben
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In fairness to me, this is a post. But I wouldn't expect too much. I'm mired in the business of keeping kids fed, dressed and alive, so it's not as if I'm traveling to exotic locations and going fishing or anything and then complaining about it (any resemblance to real people, living or dead, is purely coincidental).
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Wow. One of us should run out and buy lottery tickets.
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What!? An Underground post? Thought my feed was messing up. Maybe it is. Anxiously awaiting.
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If you're looking for a sign, I haven't checked the TU since Nov 2014 and for whatever reason I clicked on the bookmark (still haven't deleted it) tonight and find this. Go for it, man.
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