Bruce Richards, fly-line creator, casting authority and former Fly Rod & Reel angler of the year has joined the Madison River Foundation Board of Directors. Over a 33-year career with 3M/Scientific Anglers, Richards was responsible for all new fly lines at the company. He is also the author of the book Modern Fly Lines and a member of the editorial board of MidCurrent. Born in Michigan and eventually attending Michigan Tech, Richards and his wife Suzanne reside in Bozeman and Ennis, MT.
Founded in 2003, the Madison River Foundation is an advocate for the Madison amid the challenges of rapid residential and population growth, commercial development, increasing recreational use and the traditional Western competition over scarce water resources. The Foundation has a dual mission: advocacy and conservation. In its advocacy role the Foundation seeks to be “a voice for the river” in the public arena, advocating worthy public and regulatory policies based on sound science. In its conservation role, the Foundation funds and provides through its membership “boots in the water” volunteer labor for a variety of conservation-oriented projects.