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Buck Ryan Named First Snake River Waterkeeper

“Buck” Ryan has been appointed as the Snake River Waterkeeper and will work to protect and preserve the Snake River Basin and surrounding waterways. It’s a huge job, explains Marc Yaggi, Executive Director, Waterkeeper Alliance: “Waterkeepers defend their communities against … more

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Fly Fishing with Chouinard

Crishana Haynes spends a day learning about fly fishing from Patagonia’s founder, Yvon Chouinard, whose recent book Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel features a philosophic approach that is welcoming to beginners and advanced alike. “I … more

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Redington Introduces Fly Fishing Team

Redington has announced four new members to Team Redington, a diverse group of athlete-anglers who combine “a passion for fly fishing with adventurous outdoor lifestyles” and will help introduce fly fishing to new and nontraditional audiences. Read more in the … more

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Dick Cabela: Selling the Great Outdoors

Dick Cabela, founder the outdoor-goods chain Cabela’s, passed away recently at the age of seventy-seven. An article by Amy Merrick highlights the culture that grew up around the chain, which began in western Nebraska with selling flies. “The growth of … more

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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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