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FFI Hires Communications Director

Fly Fishers International (FFI) announced today the hiring of a new Communications Director, Blake Parsons of Nashville, TN. Parsons will oversee the development and execution of a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy and will work closely with FFI President and CEO Patrick Berry to expand FFI’s footprint across the fly fishing sector. This...

CMC Fly Fishing Class Hooked Students for Life

Claremont McKenna College, in Southern California, is one of the few colleges in America with a dedicated fly fishing program. This recent feature from The Student Life - a newspaper dedicated to coverage of the Claremont colleges - dives into the details on CMC's fly fishing program. You can read it here.

New Fly Shop to Open in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City likely isn't the first place you think of when your mind drifts to fly fishing. For a growing number of anglers, though, Oklahoma is home to tons of varied fly fishing opportunities. That's why Tom Adams - a well-known fly fishing guide and teacher in Oklahoma - got together with some friends to found J.D. Adams & Co. The fly shop will be...

Report: Half of US Waters too Polluted for Fish

According to a new report issued by the Environmental Integrity Project, a watchdog group in Washington, D.C., over half of the lakes and rivers in the United States are too polluted for fish to swim healthily. You can read more about the report here.

Daiichi to Unveil New Brand Identity

Daiichi - one of the leading manufacturers of fly hooks - published this press release about their plans to update their brand identity at IFTD. CHARLESTON, TN – A leader in the fly-fishing industry, Daiichi® has been producing premiere fishing hooks for the past thirty years.  Now Daiichi® is reintroducing itself with a fresh, distinguished look...

Jarbidge Mine Canceled

The Jarbidge River is a unique area in northern Nevada and southern Idaho. It's home to redband and bull trout, and is the southernmost home of bull trout in their historical native range. A recently proposed mine near the Jarbidge River has been canceled, and the company who performed exploratory drilling - Newcrest Mining Limited - will complete...

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Anglers

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled yesterday in favor of the public's - anglers and boaters alike - right to access all water in the state. This is a major win after nearly a decade of landowners trying to block public access to waters. You can read more about this decision here.

Pebble Mine Veto Decision Delayed

The Pebble Mine project is nothing if not persistent. While it's unfortunate that Pebble won't go away, there is still some light at the end of the tunnel. However, getting there will take some work on the part of the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has delayed a decision on when to hold a hearing to vote on a veto for the entire Pebble project...

Simms Buys River's Edge Fly Shop

Simms, the Bozeman, Montana-based wader and apparel manufacturer, announced last week that they've bought The River's Edge fly shop. The River's Edge has been a staple retail establishment in Bozeman for almost 40 years. You can read more about the purchase, and what it means for both Simms and The River's Edge, here.

IF4 Announces 2022 Selections, Showings

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) is back for 2022, appearing in theaters for the first time since the pandemic hit. Among this year's official selections are films by industry stalwarts Gilbert Rowley and Todd Moen, and an interesting movie about some remote rivers in Russia. You can find a full press release about the 2022 IF4 below, or...