Category Archives: People

Fly Fishing Industry Loses Bruce Olson

The fly fishing community has lost one of its key figures in the passing of Bruce Olson. He started with Umpqua Feather Merchants over two decades ago, and had many influences over the evolution of the industry and sport. Read … more

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The Fly Shop Looking for Graphic Artist

The Fly Shop, based in Redding, California, has announced their search for a graphic artist to join their team. Read more in the press release below.

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AFFTA Elects New Board Members

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced the election of six new board members: Steve Bendzak, Brandon Shuler, Tom Sadler, Tucker Ladd, Mark Harbaugh and Rob Parkins. Each will serve a three-year term, which will begin October 12 2015. … more

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Flip Pallot Launches New Website, Blog

Fly fishing legend Flip Pallot has announced the launch of a new website and blog. “The site itself is a virtual ‘who’s who’ of legendary fly anglers, and users can expect to glean angling wisdom from the likes of Stu … more

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The Legend of Lefty

Now ninety years old, Lefty Kreh is a legend in the world of fly fishing.  His popularity derives from everything from his famous “Deceiver” to his innovative casting stroke to his generosity. Read more about his life and development in … more

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BTT Announces New Board Members

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has announced new members to their Board of Directors. They include: Bill Andersen from The Andersen Firm, Dave Perkins from The Orvis Company, and Stephen C. Reynolds from Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. Read more in the … more

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CFFCM 2015 Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Inductees

At a ceremony set to be held on October 10, 2015, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum will induct Bill Elliott, John Gierach, Curt Gowdy and Charles Ritz into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. Read more in the … more

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Orvis Job Opening: Sporting Travel Planner

Orvis Adventures, part of The Orvis Company, is currently seeking applicants for a Sporting Travel Planner. The position will focus on fly fishing and wingshooting trips. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “2015 Heritage Award: Tom Brokaw Acceptance Speech”

The American Museum of Fly Fishing’s 2015 Heritage Award was given to Tom Brokaw. This video features Brokaw’s acceptance speech, which was rich in fishing anecdotes, at the recent Heritage Award dinner.

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Searching for Jim Harrison

Author Boris Fishman writes about a solo journey to Montana, where he meets with literary legend Jim Harrison. “America has mostly dispensed with its myths about the West,” writes Fishman, “but as a recent immigrant, I responded to it in … more

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