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Patagonia Teaming up with New Belgium Brewing to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

In honor of forty years in business for Patagonia, the company has teamed up with Fort Collins-based brewery New Belgium to craft a special lager beer in the “California Common” tradition. Read more in the press release below. 

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Thieves Steal 70 Per Cent of Twin Bridges Fly Shop Inventory

“Maybe 30 percent of my inventory is left,” said Dan Leavens of the family-owned Stonefly Outfitters in Twin Bridges after a break-in this weekend.  ”The intruders took fly rods, fishing hats and cash, among other items during the heart of the … more

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IFTD New Product Showcase Winners

After votes were tallied at the ICAST/IFTD show in Las Vegas, awards for the top products in various categories were announced Thursday. Among the big winners: Scott Fly Rods won Best of Show for their new Radian fly rod series, and … more

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Economic Data on the Outdoor Industry

Outdoor recreation is playing an increasingly important role in the economy, and recent figures released from the Outdoor Industry Association confirms growth as well as economic benefits. Read more in the press release below.

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Cortland Line Company Gets New CEO, New Funding

Despite a long and respected history for its standards and innovation, Cortland Line Company endured some hard times in recent years. But with a new investment group and new CEO Randy Brown, changes to manufacturing infrastructure and research & development … more

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Hardy & Grey’s: Brand For Sale, But It’s Business As Usual

Harris & Sheldon Group Ltd, the family-owned private investment group which has owned Hardy for the past 45 years, instructed business advisors Grant Thornton to look for a potential buyer for Hardy & Grey’s. MidCurrent received this news yesterday afternoon and … more

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Writer Seeks More Action to Protect Virginia Anglers

Award-winning investigative conservation writer and author Beau Beasley has again written an open letter to the Virginia Game Commission appealing for action to protect anglers. Beasley broke the story on an angler being sued for trespassing while fishing in the … more

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“A River Ran Through Mars”

Playing on the title of Norman Maclean’s classic novella, “A River Ran Through It” was the pronouncement by NASA via Twitter on Thursday, after its Curiosity rover uncovered evidence of rocks whose sizes and shapes suggested they were shaped by waterflow, not … more

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Angler Mauled by Grizzly in Northwestern B.C.

A 65-year-old angler suffered multiple broken bones all over his body and severe head lacerations after being attacked by a grizzly on the Morice River in Houston.  Authorities say he had startled a sow and one or two of her cubs. “It … more

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Simms Receives “Innovative Business” Award

Designed to highlight and recognize the achievements of growing industries in Montana, the first annual Governor’s Innovative Business Awards honored Bozeman-based Simms recently for their “innovative work and outside-the-box tactics” as well as contributions to the state and economy. “It … more

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