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The Madison River Foundation Names New Executive Director

The Madison River Foundation’s Board of Directors has announced C. Hans Figi has been named Executive Director. “We believe Hans has the right combination of skills and experience working with non-profit organizations to help lead the Foundation and build upon … more

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Share Your Story to Celebrate Jose Wejebe

Share your fishing story in honor of the late fishing legend Jose Wejebe. Now through his birthday January 18, the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation is asking friends, family and fans “to take a picture of how they’ll celebrate … more

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Harrison’s Upper Peninsula

In a recent piece in The New York Times, author Jim Harrison recounts living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and how a “largely fine and unknown location” and its landscape and culture have shaped his stories.

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Dennis Black Passes

Dennis Black, pioneer in commercial fly production and founder of Umpqua Feather Merchants,  has passed away. “We here at Umpqua, and those throughout the entire world of fly fishing, have lost a true visionary this day.” Read more in the … more

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Fly Fishing Confidential

In a recent piece in Men’s Journal, Montana fly fishing guide Callan Wink recounts a day on the water with literary legends Jim Harrison and Peter Matthiessen. Don’t miss this masterful essay of perspective and wit.

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Video Hatch: “Unwinding”

This film short is an intimate portrait of champion caster and master teacher Glenda Powell and her life and motivations on the water.

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Simms Welcomes Steve Bendzak to Management Team

Simms has announced a new vice president of global sales for the company: industry veteran Steve Bendzak. “We couldn’t be more thrilled! After an exhaustive search, we’ve found the best fit for Simms and we’re excited to have Steve join … more

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TU Commends New BLM Manager, Neil Kornze

Recently Neil Kornze was appointed to serve as the director of the Bureau of Land Management, and he is garnering support from conservation groups such as Trout Unlimited. “Neil has the perfect balance of a deep appreciation for the conservation … more

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Project Healing Waters Founder Honored with Purpose Prize

Project Healing Waters is proud to announce that its founder, Capt. Edwin P. Nicholson, USN (ret.), has been selected as a 2013 Purpose Prize winner MacArthur genius award, which honors “people who develop a second career as social service entrepreneurs.” Read … more

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Hell’s Bay Boats Names Stu Apte to Pro Staff

Hell’s Bay Boats has announced that legendary angler Stu Apte will be joining their pro staff. “He’s an iconic and patient fishing educator,” says Hell’s Bay Dir. of Sales & Marketing Capt. Todd Fuller of Apte, “promoting professionalism, ethics and … more

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