Category Archives: People

Casting Against Cancer

Nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Benita Walton, a breast reconstructive surgeon and avid angler, and Gwen Perkins, an Orvis fly-fishing instructor, teamed up to create Casting for Recovery. The non-profit hosts forty-two weekend fly fishing retreats each year in thirty-five … more

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Fish for Jose 2015

Anglers are being asked to share their fishing photos via social media in honor of fly fishing legend Jose Wejebe. Use the hashtag #fishforjose through January 18, 2015. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Fly Tying Legend Jack Gartside, Forever a Boy”

Journalist Chuck Kraemer profiles fly tying legend Jack Gartside in this film from Greater Boston PBS.

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Reading Hemingway’s Fishing Logs

Along with a team of US researchers, John and Patrick Hemingway, grandsons of author Ernest Hemingway, are on a tour of Cuba to encourage closer ties between the two countries. They had hoped to gain access to Hemingway’s detailed  fishing … more

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Umpqua Names Luke Wennik Marketing Manager

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced the promotion of Luke Wennik to marketing manager. Wennik has been an instrumental member of the Umpqua team through the recent implementation of their new logo, packaging, and packs and bags line launch. “We’re fortunate … more

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Scott Hed Named FR&R’s Angler of the Year

Scott Hed, director of The Sportman’s Alliance and one of the key leaders in the fight against the Pebble Mine, has been named Angler of the Year by Fly Rod & Reel magazine.  He was selected “For his dedication and perseverance in the … more

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Jean-Paul Lipton Joins Umpqua’s Team of Distinguished Signature Tyers

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced that fly designer Jean-Paul Lipton has joined their team of signature tyers. “He is an authority on carp and other sub terminally mouthed species,” says Brian Schmidt, Fly Manager for Umpqua. “His innovative designs strengthen … more

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Interview with Lefty

From reading lists to current projects, and beginnings as a commercial fisherman to creating fly casting DVDs, Lefty Kreh talks about it all in a quick interview with Chris Wright on Gear Patrol. However, “Everything I know is subject to change,” … more

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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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