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Pink Fishing Skiff Launched in Honor of Casting for Recovery

BlackFly Lodge has commissioned a pink skiff to be used on select guiding trips to raise awareness for Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization offering support and educational retreats for women with breast cancer. “This stunning boat will be a … more

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Peter Matthiessen Dies

Peter Matthiessen, an author and naturalist who as much as any one writer in the last century spoke through the voice of wilderness, died yesterday of acute leukemia.  Matthiessen’s final novel, In Paradise, about a visit to a Nazi extermination camp, will be published … more

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Josh Graffam Joins Umpqua Feather Merchants

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced that Josh Graffam, guide and current member of Fly Fishing Team USA, will be joining their team as key account and international accounts manager. Read more in the press release below. 

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Fishing Hall-of-Famer Passes on Kype Magazine Publishing Torch

George Douglas of the online fly fishing magazine “Kype” has announced Aileen Lane as new publisher/owner. “I believe Aileen is an up-and-coming star in the fishing industry and I am proud that “Kype” will run that course with her,” says … more

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AFFTA Hires Communications Director

After an extensive national search, the American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced Becky Edwards will join the AFFTA team as new Communications Director, and will work to further AFFTA’s mission of promoting sustained growth of the fly fishing industry … more

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Cane is Cool

After spending an afternoon with the “Boo Boys” of Sweetgrass Rods, Jessica McGlothlin shared an inside view of the legendary workshop in a recent article in Big Sky Journal. They are “All part of an ancient angler’s cult — which … more

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Salmon & Steelhead Journal Hires Patrick McGann as Editor

A veteran of the publishing industry, Patrick McGann has recently been announced as new editor of the Salmon & Steelhead Journal. McGann will take on editing responsibilities from former editor Pat Hoglund, who will continue to serve as publisher and … more

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Hemingway Collection Digitized

While his prose may be sparse, Hemingway hoarded. And a new collection of his gatherings containing everything from telegraphs, old shoes, and editing notes has been digitized and is on display online thanks to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library … more

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TU’s Moyer Elected to Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Trout Unlimited’s vice president for government affairs, Steve Moyer, was recently elected into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame for his work as a political advocate on behalf of coldwater fisheries.  “Steve represents the best of Trout Unlimited,” said … more

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Tag Kleiner Joins Far Bank Enterprises as VP of Marketing

Far Bank Enterprises has announced that Tag Kleiner, previously of Smith Optics, will join their team as Vice President of Marketing for Sage, Redington, and RIO Products. “Tag is a perfect cultural fit for Far Bank,” comments CEO and president, … more

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