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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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D. L. Goddard Passes

D. L. Goddard, perhaps best known among fly fishers for his inventive use of epoxy in saltwater tying, passed away on January 4, 2016. Goddard, who was a custom fly tier, fly casting instructor and fly designer for Umpqua Feather … more

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Montana Fly Company Welcomes Shawn Brillon to Team

Shawn Brillon has been named new product developer and quality assurance specialist for Montana Fly Company. “With a true pro like Shawn joining the team, we know we’re equipped to bring MFC to the next level in design, quality, delivery … more

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Sage Rods Seeks Marketing Manager

Far Bank Enterprise has announced the opening for marketing manager to join the team of Washington-based Sage Rods. Read more in the press release below.  

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Choosing a Fly Fishing Guide School – Sponsored Post


Fly fishing guides around the world hear it over and over from their clients and friends. “You’ve got the best job in the world.”  Most professional fly fishing guides, the dedicated individuals who have a long list of return clients built up … more

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North Face Founder Doug Tompkins Dies in Kayaking Accident

Doug Tompkins, co-founder of The North Face and Esprit, has died in a kayaking accident on Lago General Carrera in southern Chile. Tompkins was a passionate conservationist and was dedicated to buying and preserving land through Conservacion Patagonica, and with … more

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Callan Wink on Fiction and Fly Fishing

Montana-based author Callan Wink talks about his life as a fiction writer and also a fly fishing guide in a recent piece in The New Yorker. “In a bar in Montana, when someone asks you what you do and you … more

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