I just returned from India, where I joined Suman Panwar, a conservationist and Indian villager, Andy Danylchuk, a Patagonia ambassador and fish biologist and Aaron Alter, a visionary on a mission to understand why the 150 year-old population of brown trout disappeared from the Assi Ganga River, one of the most holy rivers and a primary high headwater of the Ganges. We then headed to the Nepalese border to fish for Golden Masheer on a river that defines the India-Nepal border. This sacred fishery is protected by Baba, a holy man who lives in a temple at the confluence of the Kali and Saryu Rivers. India is constructing a dam that will put the temple, hundreds of terraced villages under 2500 feet of water, destroying this ecosystem.