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Tom Morgan: In Pursuit of Perfection

Legendary rod maker Tom Morgan has battled Multiple Sclerosis for many years, yet it hasn’t diminished his passion for the craft. “You’d think since I couldn’t go fishing that I might lose interest in it, but it’s always been a … more

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History of Women in Fly Fishing

Taken in part from the “Graceful Rise” exhibit that was housed at The American Museum of Fly Fishing and the book of the same name by Catherine Comar, Fly Life Magazine is currently publishing a series of online articles highlighting … more

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A Hunter’s Eye

Unarguably the greatest living American landscape painter, Russell Chatham makes his home in Montana’s Paradise Valley and draws upon the region for his work.  “Once you’ve seen Chatham’s paintings of the Beartooths and Absarokas and Yellowstone River country,” writes Rick … more

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Key Editorial Changes at Morris Sporting Group

The Morris Sporting Group of Morris Communications Company, has announced several editorial changes set to take place in the coming year for Gray’s Sporting Journal, American Angler, and Fly Tyer magazines. Read more in the press release below.

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Crosby Beane Joins TrueFlies

Florida-based TrueFlies Clothing recently announced the appointment of Crosby Beane as National Sales Manager. As a 20-year veteran of outdoor industries, “He has a rich background to draw from as he guides TrueFlies’ sales staff through the tremendous growth we … more

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AFFTA Board of Directors Nominations Now Open

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) is now accepting submissions for open Board of Director positions. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday July 18, 2014. Read more in the press release below.

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Interview with Filmmaker Travis Rummel

Filmmaker Travis Rummel of Felt Soul Media sits down with Brendan Leonard on Adventure Journal to talk about his critically acclaimed documentary “DamNation.”  “Our hope with DamNation is to get folks to begin thinking about dams and rivers in a critical way,” … more

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Learning From Fly Fishing’s All Stars

The Florida Keys Fly Fishing School is a two-day session running every February, June, and October.  Students there learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing from masters of the sport, including Steve Huff, Steve Rajeff, Chico Fernandez, and Diana … more

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Female Friendly

With an increasing number of women on the water, the fly fishing industry is taking note. In a recent piece on Gear Junkie, Jessica McGlothlin highlights some influential guides and anglers, as well as companies, responding to the demand. “The … more

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Buck Ryan Named First Snake River Waterkeeper

“Buck” Ryan has been appointed as the Snake River Waterkeeper and will work to protect and preserve the Snake River Basin and surrounding waterways. It’s a huge job, explains Marc Yaggi, Executive Director, Waterkeeper Alliance: “Waterkeepers defend their communities against … more

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