Category Archives: People

Video Hatch: “Story of a Guide: Episode 1”

This short film features the story of Truckee River guide Matt “Gilligan” Koles. From Catch, Snap & Release.

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Video Hatch: “Hoagy Carmichael Bamboo Rod Shop”

Legendary bamboo rodmaker Hoagy Carmichael recently donated his entire rodmaking shop to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. In this short video his son, Ben Carmichael, talks with Hoagy about his work and legacy.

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Q&A with John Gierach

Morgan Lyle reports from the Somerset Fly Fishing Show on a Q&A session with author John Gierach. From advice to aspiring writers to how the internet has changed the game, don’t miss some great words of advice and observation from … more

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OIA Hires The Forest Group in Search for Executive Director

The Forest Group will help lead the Outdoor Industry Association in its national search for a new executive director. “We’re confident that they can find a strong leader to help shape the future of OIA and the important work that … more

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Interviews with Jim Harrison

From The New York Times to the online Daily Beast, Jim Harrison’s interviews are as witty as they are insightful and often profound. A recent post on Sporting Classics gathers some of the best quotes from this favorite author. “In … more

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Don Swanson to Head Rod Manufacturing at Orvis

Industry veteran Don Swanson will join the Orvis team as director of rod shop manufacturing, the company announced this week. “Don Swanson’s experience is perfectly suited for the focus and growth that we want to bring into our manufacturing skill set here … more

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AFFTA Fisheries Fund Announces First Grant Recipients

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association and the newly established AFFTA Fisheries Fund have announced the inaugural recipients of funds to help groups that work to “preserve and protect our fisheries and grow fly fishing anglers.” These include The Freshwater Trust, … more

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Bruce Chard and Kelly Galloup Join Airflo Design Team

Airflo has announced Bruce Chard and Kelly Galloup will join their Design Team in 2015. Both Chard and Galloup have new lineseries available in the 2015 product lineup. Read more in the press release below.

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TRCP Welcomes Four New Board Members

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership has announced new members for their board of directors. Rod Nelson, Eric Schwaab, George Thornton and Paul Vigano were welcomed to their new positions at the TRCP board meeting in December. Read more in the press … more

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Video Hatch: “Recapture”

From mourning to memory, this film is a son’s tribute to his father and the love of the sport they shared. The film can be seen in full on tour with the 2015 International Fly Fishing Film Festival.

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