Category Archives: People

Video Hatch: “2015 Heritage Award: Tom Brokaw Acceptance Speech”

The American Museum of Fly Fishing’s 2015 Heritage Award was given to Tom Brokaw. This video features Brokaw’s acceptance speech, which was rich in fishing anecdotes, at the recent Heritage Award dinner.

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Searching for Jim Harrison

Author Boris Fishman writes about a solo journey to Montana, where he meets with literary legend Jim Harrison. “America has mostly dispensed with its myths about the West,” writes Fishman, “but as a recent immigrant, I responded to it in … more

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Orvis Names New Company President

Orvis has announced the appointment of William R. McLaughlin as the company’s new president. “He fits our company culture like a glove,” says Orvis CEO Perk Perkins. “Bill’s leadership style, personal connection to the outdoors, and commitment to innovation and … more

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ORVIS Matching Grant Generates 30k for Casting for Recovery

Orvis pledged to match donations in support of Casting for Recovery and has helped to raise over $31,000 for upcoming 2015 season of retreats. “We are a big believer in these retreats and thank Casting for Recovery and the many … more

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The Wizard of Bamboo

“If you really want to go deep,” writes James Joiner, “why wouldn’t you go to one of the wizards.” And so he does, visiting Marc Aroner at his rodmaking shop, Spinoza Fly Rods, in Greenfield, Mass. Aroner speaks of his … more

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Video Hatch: “Joe Brooks: The Father of Modern Fly Fishing”

Joe Brooks forever changed the sport of fly fishing, and this upcoming documentary tells the full story of his life.

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Interview with Kate Taylor

To talk about everything from fishing exotic locales to conservation and government corruption, guide Kate Taylor of Frigate Adventure Travel takes time for an interview on The Venturing Angler.

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Video Hatch: “2015 Heritage Award Tribute Video Honoring Tom Brokaw”

The American Museum of Fly Fishing honored Tom Brokaw with its 2015 Heritage Award. This short film, narrated by Brokaw’s daughter Andie Brokaw Simon, follows his journey in fly fishing.

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Orvis Presents First Breaking Barriers Awards

The first annual Orvis Breaking Barriers Awards were presented to Chad Brown of Soul River Runs Wild and Lori-Ann Murphy of Reel Women at the recent Orvis Guides’ Rendezvous in Missoula, MT. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “The Randall Steiger Story”

This short film features an Iraq War veteran’s journey from soldier to civilian life with the help of a  fly fishing trip with Project Healing Waters.

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