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Stalking Birdies and Bones

Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus compares stalking birdies in a major tournament to stalking bonefish on a salt flat. “I think that bonefishing combines hunting, it combines calculation of where the fish could be, what the tides are, what the moon … more

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The Big Year

Mike and Aimee Eaton and their son Gus have embarked on an impressive trip for 2015: traveling the United States with the goal of catching every major game fish species in the U.S. They talk about the balance of working jobs … more

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“Shark Lady” Eugenie Clark Has Died

Marine conservation biologist Eugenie Clark recently passed away in Sarasota, FL. She pioneered using scuba gear to conduct underwater scientific research on sharks, dispelling myths about their danger to humans and making new discoveries about their biology. And yet her greatest … more

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2015 Bristol Bay River & Guide Academy

Fifteen students will have the opportunity to attend the 2015 Bristol Bay River & Guide Academy, which will be held June 6-13 at Kulik Lodge in Katmai National Park. The goal of the academy is to train Alaska’s youth to … more

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Video Hatch: “Ralph Moon: The Henry’s Fork”

The PBS series “Western Fly Fishing Journal,” written and directed by Alan O’Connor, featured portraits of Western fly fishing personalities. This episode features Ralph Moon, author, fly tier, bamboo rod builder and conservationist who lived on the banks of the …

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Interview with Jay Zimmerman

From his start on warmwater ponds of Ohio to commercial halibut fishing in Alaska, to chasing “golden bonefish” on the mudflats of Colorado’s reservoirs, Jay Zimmerman’s angling is experienced and diverse. He talks about everything from his start as a … more

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Ben Knight: Breaking the Rules

Ben Knight, one of the filmmakers behind the documentary on the history and controversy of dam removal projects “DamNation,” talks about his career, activism, and how far he’s willing to go to make art.  “Pretty much everything we did in … more

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Angler’s Covey is Hiring Full and Part-time Positions

Colorado Springs-based fly shop Angler’s Covey has announced their search for full and part-time positions. Read more in the press release below.

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Simple Revolution

Patagonia founder and CEO Yvon Chouinard has become a great proponent of the tenkara method of fly fishing. He talks about his journey to this simpler technique, the future of conservation, as well as his new book, “Simple Fly Fishing,” in … more

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Mark Harbaugh Joins AFFTA Board

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association is welcoming Mark Harbaugh, Global Sales Manager of Fish for Patagonia, as a board member of AFFTA. “He is incredibly seasoned in our industry and will bring immense insight and leadership to the AFFTA board,” … more

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