Category Archives: People

“How I Built This” with Yvon Chouinard

A recent episode on NPR’s “How I Built This” podcast series features an interview with Yvon Chouinard. He talks about starting Patagonia in 1973 and his “unique philosophy about business, leadership and profit.” Listen here.

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RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service Seeks General Manager

RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service has announced their search for a full-time general manager. RIGS is based in Ridgway, Colorado. Read more in the press release below.

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Vail Valley Anglers Seeking Shop Supervisor

Vail Valley Anglers has announced their search for a full-time shop supervisor, a position involving the day-to-day management of the retail store and staff. Read more in the press release below.

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Travis Campbell Moves from Far Bank to Smartwool

Travis Campbell, who has been president and CEO of Far Bank Enterprises for the past eight years, will leave Far Bank and become CEO of Smartwool, based in Steamboat Springs, CO.

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Prominent Fly Angler Bud Lilly Dies at 91

Fly fisher and conservationist Bud Lilly has passed away at 91. He is credited as one of the pioneers of promoting catch-and-release techniques. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issued a statement mourning Lilly, saying that Montana “lost a true outdoorsman, a … more

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Charity Auction for Artist Eric Knowlton

A charity auction is being held to raise money for artist Eric Knowlton’s medical condition and expenses. All proceeds from this auction will be donated to Eric and his family to help with everyday expenses and medical bills until he … more

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Christiaan Pretorius joins The Fly Shop Pro-Staff Team

The Fly Shop has announced that Christiaan Pretorius has joined The Shop’s Pro-Staff Team. Christiaan will host select destination fly fishing adventures, as well as act as The Fly Shop’s ambassador on exploratory trips around the world. Read more in the … more

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Trident Fly Fishing is Looking for a General Manager

Trident Fly Fishing, based in Windham, Maine, has announced their search for someone to fill a new general manager position. Read more in the press release below.

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Native Fish Society Announces New Executive Director

The Native Fish Society has announced the promotion of Mark Sherwood to new Executive Director. Sherwood has been with NFS since 2010. Read more in the press release below.

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Martin Simpson Tribute Website

Artist Martin Simpson has battled cancer since 2012, and in April 2015 a scan revealed the cancer had spread to his bones. A website has been created so that people can write their words of encouragement/tributes for him while he … more

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