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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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Chouinard: Minimalism and Function

Yvon Chouinard has been called “America’s most unlikely business guru,” but he is a natural environmentalist. His recent work involves raising awareness about the harmful impacts of dams on fish populations. In a recent piece on The Globe and Mail, … more

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“Breaking Through” Selected for 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour

A film about the life of Vietnam veteran Larry Fivecoats has been selected to be a part of the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour. The film is written and directed by Colorado fishing guide and filmmaker Scott Thompson and features … more

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“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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