Reel Recovery 2023 Retreat Schedule
The folks over at Gear Junkie have put together a great post that details the 2023 retreat schedule for Reel Recovery. If you're not aware, Reel Recovery is an organization that works with men who have cancer to help them use fly fishing to cope with their disease. You can read the story here.
New 'Flyathlon' Scheduled for Late April
In an effort to raise funds for coldwater conservation in North Carolina, a new event is being held - a Flyathlon. According to an article by Grant Langston in the Tyron Daily Bulletin, "The Flyathlon includes a unique, conservation-minded race event that integrates trail running, fly-fishing, and craft beer. Organizers hope to make the event an annual...
Jazz and Fly Fishing Tour Scheduled for Summer
A unique fly fishing event is coming to America this summer. A group from Scandinavia is coming to the United State for Jazz and Fly Fishing - a project that combines jazz music, fly fishing, and fly fishing films. The group of four musicians are all passionate anglers who want to fulfill a dream of fishing throughout America and playing music. A full press...
Kathryn Vallilee is First Woman to Win March Merkin
The March Merkin is one of the preeminent permit tournaments in the world, but it's never been won by a woman. That is, until this year. Kathryn Vallilee is the first woman to take home top honors in the March Merkin, which she did by landing a 21-inch permit on the last day of fishing. You can read more about her incredibly win here.
Chatting With Dry Fly Experts
On Wednesday, March 15 at 8:00 PM EST, Hatch Magazine is hosting a live Q&A event with John Juracek, Todd Tanner, and Tom Rosenbauer. The topic of discussion is fishing dry flies. You can find out more about this event, and how to participate, here.
School of Trout Dates Announced for 2023
If you're interested in becoming as great a fly fisher as you can, the School of Trout might be just the thing for you. The School has formally announced its schedule for 2023, which includes a dry fly class and the foundational Tao of Trout course. Both take place on the Henry's Fork in Idaho. You can read more information here.
AFFTA Confluence Set for September 2023
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) has announced its Confluence trade show (formerly IFTD) will commence September 26, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The show will end on September 28. AFFTA has revamped its yearly trade show to focus more on conservation and help attendees better spend their money. A full press release on Confluence can be...
FFI Announces New Youth Programs
According to a press release, Fly Fishers International (FFI) has received funding that will allow them to offer two new programs to engage youth and novice anglers alike. “FFI’s role as a the go-to resource for fly fishing education will be further strengthened by the addition of these two new programs,” said Patrick Berry, President and CEO of FFI...
2023 Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival
On February 25-26, 2023, the 6th Annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival will draw anglers from Texas and the Southwest, Colorado, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Florida. Held at the Mesquite Convention Center on the outskirts of Dallas, the Texas Fly & Brew fuses fly fishing and microbrewery beer tasting. Fly fishing manufacturers, lodges...
2023 Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival
The 2023 Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival is scheduled for January 14-15. A press release about the festival is below. On January 14-15, 2023, the 22nd Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival will draw anglers from throughout Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic, Ohio, Georgia, South Carolina, New York, and even Vermont. Held at the Meadow Event...