Category Archives: People

D. L. Goddard Passes

D. L. Goddard, perhaps best known among fly fishers for his inventive use of epoxy in saltwater tying, passed away on January 4, 2016. Goddard, who was a custom fly tier, fly casting instructor and fly designer for Umpqua Feather … more

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Montana Fly Company Welcomes Shawn Brillon to Team

Shawn Brillon has been named new product developer and quality assurance specialist for Montana Fly Company. “With a true pro like Shawn joining the team, we know we’re equipped to bring MFC to the next level in design, quality, delivery … more

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Sage Rods Seeks Marketing Manager

Far Bank Enterprise has announced the opening for marketing manager to join the team of Washington-based Sage Rods. Read more in the press release below.  

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Choosing a Fly Fishing Guide School – Sponsored Post


Fly fishing guides around the world hear it over and over from their clients and friends. “You’ve got the best job in the world.”  Most professional fly fishing guides, the dedicated individuals who have a long list of return clients built up … more

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North Face Founder Doug Tompkins Dies in Kayaking Accident

Doug Tompkins, co-founder of The North Face and Esprit, has died in a kayaking accident on Lago General Carrera in southern Chile. Tompkins was a passionate conservationist and was dedicated to buying and preserving land through Conservacion Patagonica, and with … more

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Callan Wink on Fiction and Fly Fishing

Montana-based author Callan Wink talks about his life as a fiction writer and also a fly fishing guide in a recent piece in The New Yorker. “In a bar in Montana, when someone asks you what you do and you … more

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Video Hatch: “Mend”

Mend, a Kickstarter film project from TwoFisted Heart Productions and Sharptail Media, tells the story of Joey Maxim and his recovery from a near-fatal car accident and discovery of fly fishing.

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John Melfi Passes

We are sad to report that John Melfi, MidCurrent‘s book reviewer and a Brooklyn, NY trusts and estates lawyer, died Monday night after suffering a severe head injury from falling.  We’ll offer a longer tribute to John, who was an incredibly talented … more

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Joan Salvato Wulff Honored by National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

At a November 7, 2015 ceremony to be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago, casting legend Joan Wulff will be inducted to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Read more in the press release below.

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Remembering Lawrence Levine

One of the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon was assistant professor of English and avid angler and guide Lawrence Levine. Ross Purnell remembers Levine with a reprinted article from Fly Fisherman, “Hats.” And … more

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