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An Update on Marble Trout

Marble trout are one of the world's most unique trout, and certainly one of the rarer ones. Native to a slice of Europe, these fish are as pretty as they are exotic to many anglers. But recent flooding in their native range has prompted many to wonder how the marble trout have fared. Ben Pierce wrote a great story on this for Fly Fisherman Magazine, which...

New Mexico AG Chasing Private Landowners

Land wars in the West will never end, and their most recent episode is playing out in New Mexico. A year ago, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that the public has a right to recreate in streams and rivers, even though a river bed and bank may be privately owned (similar to Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming laws). Now, New Mexico attorney general Raul Torrez is...

English Teacher Takes Students Fly Fishing

In news that will certainly make you smile, an English teacher in Maine has built a curriculum that involves taking his students fly fishing. Where was this class when I was in high school? According to an article by Pete Warner in the Bangor Daily News, Nick Miller teaches English at Nokomis High School in Maine. As part of an alternative education class...

Young Citizens Prevail in Montana Climate Change Trial

In what experts are calling a precedent-setting legal decision, a Montana judge ruled in favor of 16 young Montana residents (ages 5-22) in their lawsuit against the State of Montana. The suit charges that Montana state officials are in violation of the state Constitution which says that state agencies must maintain a “clean and healthful environment....

MidCurrent Launches Full-Service Travel Booking

Big news! Midcurrent is expanding to be a better and more valuable version of what you already enjoy on a daily basis. This week we are announcing the first big update: the arrival of MidCurrent Travel. MidCurrent Travel is a full-service booking agent that helps anglers filter through a myriad of choices from Alaska to South America to find the perfect...

Mayfly Outdoors Becomes Certified B Corporation

Mayfly Outdoors announced on June 27 that they have been recertified as a B Corporation. A B Corporation is a company that is held to extremely high standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. All brands under the Mayfly umbrella - Abel Reels, Ross Reels, and Airflo - are included in this certification...

Bajio Launches College Ambassador Program

Bajio, the renowned sunglasses manufacturer, has announced the start of a new college ambassador program. Per a press release, "the Bajío college ambassador program is a network of anglers set up to help you make one of the biggest decisions of your life. Tour your favorite school and explore the dorms and academics, then hit up our Bajío College...

Hardy Partners With FFI

Hardy and Fly Fishers International (FFI) have announced a new partnership, wherein Hardy will support FFI's educational initiatives across the globe. A full press release about this partnership is found below. Fly Fishers International (FFI) and Pure Fishing are excited to announce a new partnership that brings Hardy into the fold of industry leaders...

Colorado Rules Against Stream Access

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Monday, June 5, that Roger Hill has no standing to question the legality of Colorado's stream access laws. Hill had challenged the law, asserting that the state of Colorado owns portions of the stream bed in the Arkansas River, which would allow him and other anglers to wade it while fly fishing. The Colorado Supreme...

Lee and Joan Wulff Legacy Circle

Fly Fishers International (FFI) has announced the formation of a new legacy giving program, dubbed the Lee and Joan Wulff Legacy Circle. The program will allow donors to "create their own fly fishing legacy through their estate plans," per a press release from FFI. This program was formed to honor the late Lee Wulff, and his wife Joan. Both are icons of fly...