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2-Fly Tournament a Success for Project Healing Waters

The annual 2-Fly Tournament held recently by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing was a huge success and has raised $200,000 in support of the 165 PHWFF programs nationwide. Read more in the press release below. 

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Patagonia Provisions

After pioneering outdoor gear and clothing design as well as sourcing, Patagonia founder and CEO Yvon Chouinard is now taking on another market: edibles. Patagonia Provisions began in the fall of 2013 with selling sustainably harvested wild-salmon snacks and plans … more

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American Rivers Hires Two River Conservation Leaders in Colorado

Conservation group American Rivers has announced the addition of two new leaders to their team:. Ken Neubecker as Associate Director, Colorado River Basin and Sinjin Eberle as Associate Director of Communications. Read more in the press release below. 

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Video Hatch: “John Gierach Talks Tenkara: All Fishermen Are Liars”

Daniel Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, talks to author John Gierach about his interest and practice of tenkara, which Gierach also writes about in his new book All Fishermen are Liars. Via Tenkara USA.

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Real Fly Girls

A recent article by Kristyn Brady on Field & Stream highlights female guides Kate Taylor, Charity Rutter, Kim Bryant, Mia Sheppard, Hannah Belford, Amanda Switzer and Jenny Grossenbacher, and their advice and perspective on the sport. As Brady explains,“I wanted … more

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Pink Fishing Skiff Launched in Honor of Casting for Recovery

BlackFly Lodge has commissioned a pink skiff to be used on select guiding trips to raise awareness for Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization offering support and educational retreats for women with breast cancer. “This stunning boat will be a … more

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Peter Matthiessen Dies

Peter Matthiessen, an author and naturalist who as much as any one writer in the last century spoke through the voice of wilderness, died yesterday of acute leukemia.  Matthiessen’s final novel, In Paradise, about a visit to a Nazi extermination camp, will be published … more

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Josh Graffam Joins Umpqua Feather Merchants

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced that Josh Graffam, guide and current member of Fly Fishing Team USA, will be joining their team as key account and international accounts manager. Read more in the press release below. 

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Fishing Hall-of-Famer Passes on Kype Magazine Publishing Torch

George Douglas of the online fly fishing magazine “Kype” has announced Aileen Lane as new publisher/owner. “I believe Aileen is an up-and-coming star in the fishing industry and I am proud that “Kype” will run that course with her,” says … more

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AFFTA Hires Communications Director

After an extensive national search, the American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced Becky Edwards will join the AFFTA team as new Communications Director, and will work to further AFFTA’s mission of promoting sustained growth of the fly fishing industry … more

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