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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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WorldCast Anglers Announces New Additions to Management Team

WorldCast Anglers has announced the promotion of two members of their management team: Mike Dawkins to Vice President and C.G. Sipe to Chief Operating Officer. Both have “a strong track record of managerial and operational leadership, robust business performance, and … more

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Tom Morgan: In Pursuit of Perfection

Legendary rod maker Tom Morgan has battled Multiple Sclerosis for many years, yet it hasn’t diminished his passion for the craft. “You’d think since I couldn’t go fishing that I might lose interest in it, but it’s always been a … more

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History of Women in Fly Fishing

Taken in part from the “Graceful Rise” exhibit that was housed at The American Museum of Fly Fishing and the book of the same name by Catherine Comar, Fly Life Magazine is currently publishing a series of online articles highlighting … more

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A Hunter’s Eye

Unarguably the greatest living American landscape painter, Russell Chatham makes his home in Montana’s Paradise Valley and draws upon the region for his work.  “Once you’ve seen Chatham’s paintings of the Beartooths and Absarokas and Yellowstone River country,” writes Rick … more

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