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Gordon Wickstrom Passes

Gordon Wickstrom, a fly fishing legend on Colorado’s Front Range, passed away this week at the age of 88. The last piece he wrote, “The Fisherman,” can be read on his blog, The Bouldercreek Angler. And in a recent post … more

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Profile: Lori-Ann Murphy

Lori-Ann Murphy left her job as a registered nurse to “follow her bliss” in fly fishing. She co-founded Reel Women Fly-Fishing Adventures, guides privately, and also works at El Pescador Lodge as a guide. “It’s not a profession I ever … more

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Returning to Roots: Tom McGuane

Called the “voice of an outdoor generation,” Tom McGuane is still fishing hard and writing well after many books and decades. In a recent profile on the legendary author and angler, Chris Dorsey talks to McGuane about his return to … more

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Flyfishing Hall of Fame Inductees

At an upcoming ceremony at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, Bob Popovics, Paul Schullery, Joseph Bates, Jr. and R.B. Marston will be inducted into the Flyfishing Hall of Fame, and the Lee Wulff Conservation Award will be given to John … more

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Nick Adinolfe Named Director of Operations at Umpqua Feather Merchants

Nick Adinolfe will join the Umpqua Feather Merchants team as Director of Operations. From large companies to small, and foreign to domestic manufacturing experience, “Nick brings a vast amount of operations experience to Umpqua,” says Umpqua President and CEO Jeff … more

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Interview with Jim Harrison

Michigan based writer Jerry Dennis talks with the state’s native son and legendary author, Jim Harrison, about northern winters, trout fishing, the state of publishing today and value of getting lost in the woods. Read the interview in its entirety … more

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American Fly Fishing Trade Association Elects New Board Members

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced four new board members. Larry Barrett of Farbank (Sage, Redington, RIO), Ben Kurtz of Fishpond, Michael White of Blue Ribbon Reps and Shawn Combs of Orvis will each serve three-year terms, to … more

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Brent Bauer Named Director of Product Management at Umpqua Feather Merchants

For the past 14 years, Brent Bauer has worked as director of operations and production for Umpqua Feather Merchants and will now be taking on a new role as director of product management for the company. Read more in the … more

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Conway Bowman to Join SPY Team

Professional angler Conway Bowman has joined the team of SPY, as an ambassador for the brand. “SPY combines the best in lifestyle and function for me, making our partnership a perfect fit. I’m stoked to be a part of the … more

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Casting with Robin Williams

After the recent passing of Robin Williams, Jack Dennis remembers teaching the great actor and comedian how to improve his fly cast. The lesson is as funny as it is kind, as one would expect, and can be read via … more

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