Category Archives: People

Trapper Rudd Passes

Trapper Rudd, the founder of Cutthroat Anglers in Silverthorne, Colorado and also a well-known saltwater fly fishing guide, passed away May 5, 2016, at the Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida after suffering a heart attack. Known as a guide, … more

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Reese Ferguison, Co-star of Hank Patterson Videos, Passes

Reese Ferguison, also known as “Crazy Reese” in the Hank Patterson films, has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 46. “Please take a moment today and the next time you are on a river to remember Crazy … more

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Tom Brokaw to Deliver Keynote Address at PHWFF 2-Fly Tournament

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing has announced Tom Brokaw will deliver the keynote address at the annual PHWFF 2-Fly Tournament set to be held on Saturday April 30, 2016 at Rose River Farm in Syria, Virginia. Read more in the … more

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TU Founder Art Neumann Passes

One of the original founders of Trout Unlimited, Art Neumanm, has died at 99 years old. He wrote the “Philosophy of Trout Unlimited,” which is best summarized as “Take care of the fish and the fishing will take care of … more

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Jim Harrison Passes

Novelist, poet, essayist, gourmand and angler Jim Harrison died yesterday evening, apparently of a heart attack or stroke, at his home in Patagonia, Arizona. Harrison’s imaginative personality was too big for words, and yet he chose words as his way of gifting it … more

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Video Hatch: “Ghost, Come Closer”

Jeff Metcalf, an essayist, playwright, poet, and teacher living in Salt Lake City, talks about his cancer diagnosis and how fly fishing is helping in his treatment and healing. Via The Good Line.

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The Madison, and Conservation, Loses a Friend

Alex Diekmann, a tireless advocate for the Madison and greater Yellowstone area, passed away at his Bozeman home on February 1. Even while fighting his cancer diagnosis, Diekmann continued to work on what would be his last project, conserving 23,000 acres of forested … more

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Reel Love

Renowned artist John Atherton was also an avid angler and author of “The Fly and the Fish.” His beloved wife and fly fishing companion Maxine Atherton has now also written a book, “The Fly Fisher and the River: A Memoir,” … more

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Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters is Hiring!

Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters has announced their search for a salesperson/associate to join their team. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys”

This trailer features footage from the upcoming film on the inspiring story of Pennsylvania’s fly fishing legend, Joe Humphreys, “a man who was born to fish, lives to teach, and strives to pass on a respect for our local waters.”

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