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F3T Ends on April 4

The 2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) will end its online streaming run on April 4, which means this is the last week to catch these films. The films in F3T are fantastic this year, and you can get all the details on viewing them here.

Near-Record Caught at Pyramid Lake

This was a story I'd heard rumors of for a few weeks, but hadn't yet found any concrete evidence for - until now. In early February, Quinn Pauly of Reno, NV went up to Pyramid Lake. It was Valentine's Day, and Pauly was fishing alone. Then, he hooked into a fish that measured 39 inches long. It was a Pilot Peak strain of Lahontan cutthroat, as evidenced by...

Orvis and Hell's Bay Boatworks Collaboration

Orvis announced that they've partnered with Florida-based Hell's Bay Boatworks to create a custom skiff package that directly benefits Florida fisheries. Specifically, they'll be working with the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Captains for Clean Water. When a new Orvis-edition Hell's Bay skiff is purchased, the buyer can choose to donate $500 to either of...

Orvis Names Reenie Benzinger Chief Product Officer

Orvis made a change to their executive team, announcing that Reenie Benzinger will assume the role of Chief Product Officer in 2021. You can read more about what Benzinger brings to the role here.

New Fly Shop Opens in Ilwaco Washington

It seems like I always hear about fly shops going under, which is desperately sad news. So, when I hear of new shops opening up, I get excited. Spawn Fly Fish, which was formerly an online-only fly shop, has moved into new space in Ilwaco, Washington, right at the mouth of the Columbia River. You can read all about the shop's opening here.

Jimmy Kimmel Buys Idaho Fishing Lodge

Late-night host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel bought The South Fork Lodge, in Idaho's Swan Valley, on the banks of the South Fork of the Snake River. Kimmel, who is apparently an avid angler, partnered with fishing guide Oliver White to buy the property, and plans on opening it for guided fly fishing for the 2021 season. You can read more here.

Belize Bans Gill Nets

As reported by Fly Lords, on November 6, the government in Belize officially banned the possession and use of gill nets in Belizian waters. That's a huge move forward to protect the unique fishery that Belize offers. You can read more about the announcement here.

IGFA Appoints North America Regional Council

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) announced the appointment of the new North America Regional Council, following a series meetings over the past several months. The North American Regional Council is the fourth regional council formed as part of IGFA’s strategy to increase the association’s international relevance and provide an...

Fly Fishers International Awards Announced

The Fly Fishers International (FFI) Awards and Nominations Committee announced the recipients of the 2020 FFI awards last night via an online awards ceremony and awarded the prestigious Roderick Haig-Brown Award to Aaron Reed, author of The Local Angler Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas.  Presented annually to a fly-fishing author whose work...

Olympians Fly Fishing During Offseason

This story comes to us from our neighbours to the north; specifically, the fine folks at the Calgary Sun. This story by Daniel Austin is fantastic. It details how some of the Olympic athletes for Canada's women's hockey team and bobsled team have taken up fly fishing to help stave off boredom during a pandemic-induced offseason, where there is...