Category Archives: People

Environmental Activist Joe Browder Passes

Former Miami TV reporter turned environmental activist Joe Browder passed away Sept. 18, 2016 at the age of 78. Browder played a pivotal role in protecting the Everglades and co-founded the Friends of the Everglades group.  He “was as tough … more

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Umpqua Promotes Dave Student to Fly Specialist

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced Dave Student in the role of Fly Specialist. Student will be responsible for quality assurance, sourcing new fly-tying materials, and selecting new fly patterns. Read more in the press release below.  

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Patagonia’s Philosopher King

Fly fishing, particularly the tenkara method, is a simple way to get people to like fishing. “And fishing was the way to get them to care about the water,” says Yvon Chouinard. A recent piece by Nick Paumgarten profiles Chouinard … more

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Video Hatch: “The Complete Angler: James Prosek”

The American Museum of Fly Fishing will honor James Prosek with the 2016 Izaak Walton Award at a ceremony on October 26, 2016. To mark the occasion, the AMFF has released the full version of Prosek’s Peabody Award-winning video “The …

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PHWFF Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing has announced the welcome of Todd Desgrosseilliers as new Chief Executive Officer. Desgrosseilliers is a Marine Corps veteran and infantry officer with 31 years of service. Read more in the press release below.

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Interview with James Prosek

Recently GuideHire sat down with artist, author and angler James Prosek for an interview that explores his passion for nature and conservation as well as his professional path. “I have drawn pictures for as long as I can remember,” says Prosek. “I … more

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Meg Humphries Becomes Dun Magazine’s Marketing Director

DUN Magazine has announced Meg Humphries as the director of marketing for the publication. Humphries has extensive marketing experience and will head social media and advertising efforts for the magazine. Read more in the press release below.

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Thomas McGuane and Callan Wink Talk Writing and Fishing

Acclaimed author Thomas McGuane and writer Callan Wink talk about the state of the short story, Western literature’s ranching clichés, and their mutual friend the late author Jim Harrison, all while sitting in a fifteen-foot drift boat. “And, yes,” writes … more

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Meet the Bamboo Brooker

Andy Royer has created a special bamboo fly rod business sourcing Tonkin cane from China. His story, including the tragic turn of a cancer diagnosis, is featured in a video profile by Stephen Engle of Bloomberg.

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Hank Brown Passes

Famed flats guide Hank Brown has passed away at the age of 86. He was a legend in the sport and was always curious and exploring new waters, earning him the nickname Run Aground Brown. “Work ethic got him where … more

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