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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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2016 AFFTA Board of Directors Election

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced the election results for board of directors. Colby Trow, Jen Lavigne, Sam Lundgren, Brent Bauer, and Lise Lozelle will serve three-year terms beginning at the October 16, 2016 AFFTA board meeting. Read … more

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Umpqua Names Aaron Stiny Regional Business Manager for the Northern Rockies

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Umpqua has announced that Aaron Stiny will join the company as Regional Business Manager for the Northern Rockies, covering the states of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Read more in the press release below.

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Andy Mill, “The Heart of an Angler”

Once one of the country’s most promising downhill skiers, Andy Mill found a second chance at greatness through fly fishing for tarpon. “Some of his fishing friends refer to Mill as Peter Pan,” writes Monte Burke. “They mean it in … more

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Winston Welcomes Jim Murphy to Sales Team

The R. L. Winston Rod Company has announced that Jim Murphy will join the company’s sales team. Murphy is a veteran of the fly fishing industry in product and business development and has founded three brands: Redington, Albright and Douglas. … more

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CFFCM Welcomes New Executive Director Glenn Pontier

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum has announced Glenn Pontier as its new Executive Director. Pontier comes from a position at Sullivan Renaissance and is recognized as a community organizer, writer and journalist. Read more in the press release … more

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Michael White Joins Winston Field Advisor Team

Winston announced that Michael White has joined the Winston Field Advisor Team. An accomplished angler and caster, White will work closely with the Winston design team. Read more in the press release below.

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Compleat Angler Looking for Web Developer

Compleat Angler, a fly fishing shop in Fairfield County Connecticut, has announced their search for a developer for the store’s website and online presence. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “The Calm of the Mountains”

Melinda Withrow, a pole vaulter and Olympic hopeful, is also a fly angler. This short film features what she views as success: a day on the river with her dad. Via Lululemon.

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Winston Hires Jeff Wagner as General Manager

Winston has announced that Jeff Wagner has joined the company as new general manager. “Jeff’s impressive professional and fly fishing background will help us grow the business while maintaining an unwavering focus on product quality, customer service and continued innovation,” … more

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