Category Archives: People

The Legend of Lefty

Now ninety years old, Lefty Kreh is a legend in the world of fly fishing.  His popularity derives from everything from his famous “Deceiver” to his innovative casting stroke to his generosity. Read more about his life and development in … more

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BTT Announces New Board Members

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has announced new members to their Board of Directors. They include: Bill Andersen from The Andersen Firm, Dave Perkins from The Orvis Company, and Stephen C. Reynolds from Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. Read more in the … more

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CFFCM 2015 Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Inductees

At a ceremony set to be held on October 10, 2015, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum will induct Bill Elliott, John Gierach, Curt Gowdy and Charles Ritz into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. Read more in the … more

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Orvis Job Opening: Sporting Travel Planner

Orvis Adventures, part of The Orvis Company, is currently seeking applicants for a Sporting Travel Planner. The position will focus on fly fishing and wingshooting trips. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “2015 Heritage Award: Tom Brokaw Acceptance Speech”

The American Museum of Fly Fishing’s 2015 Heritage Award was given to Tom Brokaw. This video features Brokaw’s acceptance speech, which was rich in fishing anecdotes, at the recent Heritage Award dinner.

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Searching for Jim Harrison

Author Boris Fishman writes about a solo journey to Montana, where he meets with literary legend Jim Harrison. “America has mostly dispensed with its myths about the West,” writes Fishman, “but as a recent immigrant, I responded to it in … more

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Orvis Names New Company President

Orvis has announced the appointment of William R. McLaughlin as the company’s new president. “He fits our company culture like a glove,” says Orvis CEO Perk Perkins. “Bill’s leadership style, personal connection to the outdoors, and commitment to innovation and … more

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ORVIS Matching Grant Generates 30k for Casting for Recovery

Orvis pledged to match donations in support of Casting for Recovery and has helped to raise over $31,000 for upcoming 2015 season of retreats. “We are a big believer in these retreats and thank Casting for Recovery and the many … more

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The Wizard of Bamboo

“If you really want to go deep,” writes James Joiner, “why wouldn’t you go to one of the wizards.” And so he does, visiting Marc Aroner at his rodmaking shop, Spinoza Fly Rods, in Greenfield, Mass. Aroner speaks of his … more

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Video Hatch: “Joe Brooks: The Father of Modern Fly Fishing”

Joe Brooks forever changed the sport of fly fishing, and this upcoming documentary tells the full story of his life.

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