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Collectors Help Preserve the Past

I'm a big fan of vintage fly gear. I own a fair number of old graphite rods, bamboo, and classic reels. A few years back, I even picked up an early-70s Hardy Princess at a pawn shop for $40. So when I saw this story from Steve Woit in Hatch Magazine, I knew I had to run it. Woit takes readers on a journey through a variety of fly fishing collectors...

34-Year-Old Fly Fisher Missing on Utah River

KSL.com reports that a 34-year-old man is missing near Strawberry River, Wasatch County , Utah.  "Robert 'Austin' Harker, of Millcreek, has not been seen or heard from since Thursday at 11 a.m., authorities say. Harker was going fly fishing near Strawberry River and was expected to return home on Thursday afternoon, which he did not."

A Lifetime of Fly Fishing

With all the hullabaloo going on right now, I wanted to find a feel-good story to help remind us that there are silver linings to every storm (like the fact that I suspect most rivers will be fairly empty here in the near future...). This story, from The Greene County Messenger in West Virginia, is about one man's lifetime spent fly fishing. While there's...

George Daniel Takes Over Penn State Angling Program

John Hayes writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about George Daniel and his new gig as head of Penn State's world-famous angling program, a course previously taught by fly fishing legends George Harvey and Joe Humphreys. "Mr. Daniel fishes mostly for wild trout on unstocked Central Pennsylvania limestone streams where catch-and-release trout fishing is...

Fly Fishing Growing in South Carolina

When I think of fly fishing on the East Coast, I think of stripers off Long Island, or the brook trout of Maine. Aside from a desire to fish in the Great Smoky Mountains, I haven't given much else that far east a second thought. But this recent piece from Charleston's The Post and Courier details the great fly fishing in South Carolina. The state has it...

Podcast: Interview with Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson is one of the most talented artists I've ever had the good pleasure to meet. His art is engrossing, real, and fun - enough so that Orvis features his work on tons of products, including a limited edition line of their Helios 3 rods. Recently, Marvin Cash of The Articulate Fly released a podcast catching up with Tim, discussing art and fly...

Mary Orvis Marbury - A Fly Fishing Legend

If I asked you to tell me what Mary Orvis Marbury did for the fly fishing community, could you answer? I couldn't, when I first came across her name. I reckon most anglers can't. But she's someone you absolutely need to know about. Mary's contributions to fly fishing are varied, but perhaps her greatest achievement was creating a classification system for...

Beer is Changing Lives

This is one of the more unique fly fishing stories I think I've ever found. It comes to us courtesy of Fly Fisherman Magazine, and I highly recommend that everyone read it in its entirety. The article, by Ross Purnell, details something pretty extraordinary. As some of you may know, back in March 2019, SweetWater Brewing Company launched a new product...

Jason Schratwieser Elected President of the IGFA

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced that the IGFA Board of Trustees have unanimously elected Jason Schratwieser as president of the IGFA. Schratwieser has served the IGFA as conservation director since 2003 and has been influential in transforming the IGFA into highly respected conservation organization within the recreational...

Skydiving, Kayaking, and Fly Fishing VR Therapy

What do skydiving, kayaking, and fly fishing all have in common? Not much at first glance. But a recent piece from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO) ties them together in one of the most unique, and meaningful, ways I've ever seen. Veterans in St. Louis now have the opportunity to participate in these activities thanks to virtual reality. And...