Madison Valley Ranch, a lodge located in Ennis, Montana, has won the Lodge of the Year award from Orvis. These annual awards are given to the best in the business. To see why MVR earned this honor, read more about it here.
There's a new fly shop in Quincy, IL. Dooley's Fly Shop is one of the only fly shops in the Quincy area. You can read more about the store opening here.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing is having a membership drive this month, and it ends April 30. There are a ton of different prizes and rewards for people who become members at certain levels. Be sure to check it out and register before April 30. Find all the details here.
Earlier this week, Orvis announced their yearly list of award-winning guides and outfitters. On Friday, they announced an addition to that list. TCO Fly Shop, located in Pennsylvania, is being honored as an Orvis-Endorsed Dealer for 2021. Per a press release, "TCO Fly Shop has earned this award because of their ability to provide customers with outstanding...
For Earth Day 2021, Orvis released their impact report for the year 2020. The impact report details what Orvis did throughout 2020 to help minimize their impact on the planet, as well as other inclusion and conservation efforts. Read the report in full here.
For 35 years, Orvis has announced a yearly collection of endorsed lodges, guides, and outfitters. Earning the Orvis endorsement is a prestigious honor, and the company just released its awards for 2021. View a full list of the awards, as well as the nominees, here.
This was a great story to find this weekend. Good Fly is a local nonprofit in College Station, Texas, that takes healthcare workers out fly fishing. As a thank-you for all their work during the pandemic, Good Fly recently took a group of healthcare workers out for a day on a local lake. Read the story in full here.
The 2021 Trout Camp Gala will celebrate 50 years of taking action for California's fish, water, and people. Tune in for a high-energy virtual showcase of innovative conservation work across the state, cameos from CalTrout staff, and more! Register for the event here.
Usually, fly anglers are the only folks you'll see take notice of, and celebrate, huge insect hatches. But with the Brood X cicada on the way, everyone, it seems, is taking note. GoErie.com, a news site for southeastern Pennsylvania, wrote a piece about these bugs that are expected to show up around the end of May. If you haven't heard about these bugs...
The Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo, which has been a mainstay in Idaho Falls for almost 30 years, won't happen in 2021, due to the pandemic. The Expo is usually one of the biggest fly tying shows in the country. You can read more about the show and its cancellation here.