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TJ McMeniman Joins Costa as Vice President of Marketing

Costa Del Mar has announced TJ McMeniman as Vice President of marketing for the company. “I am excited to join the Costa team and have the chance to lead a brand with such a rich heritage and loyal following,” says … more

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Hurricane Harvey Donations to Relief Efforts

Companies in the fly fishing industry are stepping up to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. On September 1st, YETI will donate 100 percent of sales from YETI.com as well as from their Flagship store directly to relief funds for the … more

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Mystic Outdoors Fly Rods Announces Derek Bond as New Majority Owner

Mystic Outdoors Fly Rods has announced Derek Bond as New Majority Owner. “Bond is eager to take the business to the next level, strengthening its position in the fly fishing rod market.” Read more in the press release below.

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2017 AFFTA Board of Directors Election Results

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced the results of the 2017 election for board of directors. Members elected or re-elected to sit on the board include: Ben Kurtz, Michael White, Shawn Combs, Tom Melvin, and Tag Kleiner. Read … more

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Cheeky Fly Fishing Seeks Marketing and Operations Associate

Cheeky Fly Fishing has announced their search for a marketing and operations associate. The position will be based in Arlington, Massachusetts. Read more in the press release below.

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Job Opportunity: Shop Manager, Ole Florida Fly Shop

Ole Florida Fly Shop based in Boca Raton, Florida has announced their search for a shop manager to assume the responsibilities of daily operations. Read more in the press release below.

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Far Bank names Larry Barrett as President and CEO

Far Bank Enterprises has announced Larry Barrett as the company’s new president and CEO. Barrett has served in the role as an interim basis since January 2017 and has been with Far Bank since 2005. Read more in the press … more

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Orri Vigfússon, Founder of NASF, Passes

Orri Vigfússon, founder and chairman of the Iceland-based North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF), has passed away. Vigfússon’s efforts and negotiation skills through the NASF has worked to buy out commercial fishermen’s nets, and “According to NASF estimates,” writes Ross Purnell, … more

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Jim Murphy New Sales Manager for Winston

Winston Rod Company and Bauer Fly Reels have announced the welcome of Jim Murphy to their teams. Murphy will serve as Sales Manager for both companies. Read more in the press release below.

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Fishing Industry Veteran Russ Miller Joins Fishpond Team

Fishpond has announced the welcome of longtime angler and industry veteran Russell Miller to their team. Miller will serve the brand as marketing director. Read more in the press release below.

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