Category Archives: People

Theft of Bill Curtis’s Ashes Becomes a Whodunit

Last fall the ashes of Florida Keys fly-fishing legend Capt. Bill Curtis were recently stolen from a parked pickup truck, sparking a mystery in the style of a Carl Hiaasen novel. Curtis “had no spurned lovers, lifelong enemies, obsessed fans or … more

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McGuane Receives AMFF 2017 Heritage Award

Author (and MidCurrent board member) Thomas McGuane was recently honored with the 2017 Heritage Award by the American Museum of Fly Fishing. In a recent article in Forbes, Monte Burke writes about what McGuane has given both the literary and angling … more

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Yvon Chouinard: Success on His Own Terms

When Yvon Chouinard finally accepted the fact that he was a businessman, he wanted to distance himself from “those pasty-faced corpses in suits” in magazine ads. “If I had to be a businessman, I was going to do it in … more

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Video Hatch: “The Stories We Wear”

In this short film from Patagonia, surfer and fly angler Andrew Tarplee shares the stories of his well-seasoned and favorite hat.

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AMFF to Honor Thomas McGuane with 2017 Heritage Award

Author and MidCurrent board member Thomas McGuane will be honored with the 2017 Heritage Award by The American Museum of Fly Fishing. The event will be held April 5, 2017, at a public reception hosted at the Racquet & Tennis … more

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“How I Built This” with Yvon Chouinard

A recent episode on NPR’s “How I Built This” podcast series features an interview with Yvon Chouinard. He talks about starting Patagonia in 1973 and his “unique philosophy about business, leadership and profit.” Listen here.

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Vail Valley Anglers Seeking Shop Supervisor

Vail Valley Anglers has announced their search for a full-time shop supervisor, a position involving the day-to-day management of the retail store and staff. Read more in the press release below.

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Travis Campbell Moves from Far Bank to Smartwool

Travis Campbell, who has been president and CEO of Far Bank Enterprises for the past eight years, will leave Far Bank and become CEO of Smartwool, based in Steamboat Springs, CO.

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Prominent Fly Angler Bud Lilly Dies at 91

Fly fisher and conservationist Bud Lilly has passed away at 91. He is credited as one of the pioneers of promoting catch-and-release techniques. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issued a statement mourning Lilly, saying that Montana “lost a true outdoorsman, a … more

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Charity Auction for Artist Eric Knowlton

A charity auction is being held to raise money for artist Eric Knowlton’s medical condition and expenses. All proceeds from this auction will be donated to Eric and his family to help with everyday expenses and medical bills until he … more

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