Category Archives: People

“The Courage of Hope”

In a recent piece, Matt Smythe writes about hope and veterans; on the water and returning from war. “Ultimately, it’s a gift of presence, and greater courage. On the water and in life. Elusive, yes. But attainable. And absolutely worth … more

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Two New Board Members Join AFFTA Board of Directors

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced two new members to their board of directors: Steve Bendzak, Vice President of Sales at Simms Fishing Products, and Dr. Brandon Shuler, freelance journalist and Oceans Advocate for The Oceans Conservancy. Read … more

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Flies for Kids

Flies for Kids helps get young people introduced to the world of fly tying. One of the ways anglers can help is by donating unused flies, which will be packaged in Cliff boxes donated by Cliff Outdoors, and then given … more

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2014 Fly Tying Symposium Winners

Winners of the fly tying and casting competition at the International Fly Tying Symposium, held recently held in Somerset, NJ, have been announced. Read more in the press release below.

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In Memoriam: Christmas Island Guide Teannaki Kaiboboki

One of the first full-time guides in Kiribati, legendary Christmas Island fly fishing guide Teannaki Kaiboboki has unexpectedly passed away. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: Women in Fly Fishing

Texas businesswoman Meredith McCord turns her passion for fishing and travel into doing some fun TV and film work with a fly rod in hand, stalking fish on flats, rivers and lakes around the globe and in her home state.

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Simms and Jeff Currier Join Forces

Simms has signed on globetrotting angler, artist and author Jeff Currier to their team. “Jeff Currier’s passion for exploring the world’s waters and preserving critical habitat is second-to-none,” says K.C. Walsh, Simms President. “Everyone is excited that Jeff has joined … more

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Umpqua Promotes Brian Schmidt to Fly Manager

Brian Schmidt has been promoted to fly manager at Umpqua Feather Merchants. “Brian has one of the most creative and productive minds in fly tying. This, along with his drive for nothing but the best, aligns perfectly with Umpqua’s history … more

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Filmmaker Pete McBride on “I Am Red”

In a recent video interview with National Geographic, filmmaker Pete McBride discusses why he chose to make a film “I Am Red,” about the endangered Colorado River. “For me the goal is to captivate the general public,” says McBride, “We … more

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Josh Prestin Joins Redington as Brand Manager

Redington has announced the addition of Josh Prestin to their team as Brand Manager. “One of my main initiatives at Redington is to foster a brand voice and presence that speaks to the hard-core angler without alienating the newcomer,” says … more

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