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Video Hatch: “April Vokey 60 Minutes Sports Preview”

Catch this preview of a profile of April Vokey that premiered November 6 on 60 Minutes Sports, Wednesday, November 6th on SHOWTIME.

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April Vokey on 60 Minutes Sports

60 Minutes Sports will be airing a profile of April Vokey in their November 6th episode. As a guide and instructor, Vokey has done much for furthering interest and education in fly fishing around the world. CBS “picked the perfect … more

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AFFTA Executive Committee Election Announcement

New directors appointed to serve as the Executive Committee for 2014 for the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) have recently been elected and will be responsible for “overseeing the business and affairs of AFFTA and to ensure the mission … more

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Hemingway’s Idea of Paradise

It’s no surprise that Ernest Hemingway’s ideal property would involve a trout stream “that no one else was allowed to fish.” Read more about what else would exist in his idea of paradise, recently excerpted from one of his personal … more

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4-Pound Tippet Tarpon Record Set Sunday

This past Sunday, Thane Morgan of Amarillo, TX, fly fishing with guide Dustin Huff, caught a 119-pound, 3-ounce tarpon on tippet that tested out at 3.8 pounds at the IGFA.  The previous record for 4-pound tippet was 48 pounds, 4 ounces. … more

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MRF Executive Director Lessner to Retire

After serving as the first and thus far only Executive Director of the Madison River Foundation, Richard Lessner, will retire this October, yet will remain engaged with the volunteer efforts and the foundation’s conservation projects.  Read more in the press … more

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Profits from Simms Pink Wading Belt to Benefit Casting for Recovery

Simms is helping the fight against breast cancer with their recently released Pink Wading Belt, available for a limited time only. All profits will go to Casting for Recovery®, an organization dedicated to the quality of life of women with … more

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Wading with Yvon Chouinard

Introduced to fly fishing by Patagonia’s founder, Yvon Chouinard, Hilary Oliver writes about learning through Tenkara. “If Chouinard’s goal in introducing women to fly fishing truly is to connect us more deeply with the rivers and streams that are the … more

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Video Hatch: “to go fishing”

Being on the water can mean a great number of things, changing across time and throughout lives. This beautifully shot film short casts lines in memory of Mike Lade.

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Jim Harrison’s Thoughts on Aging

Work hard and fish harder, advises Jim Harrison in a recent essay on Outside Online. From naps to “log-sitting,” bird hunting to fly fishing for trout, Harrison, who is now in his 70s and still at the top of his … more

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