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Fly Fishing With Martin Luther King Jr.

This is the subject of an F3T film this year, but it's a story that's worth repeating often. Shortly before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went to Bimini, in the Bahamas. While there, King wrote the speech he gave before he died - and he did so with the company of one Ansil Saunders. Saunders is a fly fishing guide in the Bahamas, and he had...

New PBS Course on Carrie Frost

A new educational course from PBS Wisconsin is now available, detailing the life of legendary fly fisher and tier Carrie Frost. Frost was one of the first women in America to start tying flies commercially, and her efforts led to the founding of a fly tackle company - all during a time when women still weren't allowed to vote in the United States. Her story...

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...

FFI Announces New Board Members

Fly Fishers International (FFI) is excited to announce the selection of a notable slate of individuals to the FFI Board of Directors. Poised to help guide the organization into a transformative chapter in FFI’s history, new board members represent influential leaders in the fly fishing industry as well as FFI leaders from the club, council level, and...

BTT Announces 2021 Circle of Honor Inductees

Miami, FL– Captain Bob Branham and the late Captain Bill Curtis will be inducted April 22 into the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Circle of Honor, which recognizes legendary anglers, fishing guides and conservation leaders who have made significant contributions to the conservation of the bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries. “It’s fitting that these...

Support Tier Justin Aldrich

Last week, posts started making the rounds on Instagram and other social platforms about Justin Aldrich, a fly tier from Georgia. Aldrich makes a living tying flies - something all of us can tip our lucky fishing hat to - but after his wife lost her job due to the pandemic, and Justin's own medical issues have prevented him getting back behind the vise, the...

Paul Dixon to Be Honored with AMFF's 2021 Izaak Walton Award

The American Museum of Fly Fishing will honor Paul Dixon with the 2021 Izaak Walton Award for his contributions to the sport of fly fishing. The event will take place online via Zoom and will be open to all to attend. Longtime friend and fellow angler Andy Mill will introduce Paul at the event, which starts at 7:00 P.M on March 11th. Paul and Andy will also...

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust Announce 2020 Award

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust has announced its 2020 Circle of Honor awards, according to an article from Fly Fisherman Magazine. The 2020 award goes Dr. Andy Danylchuck, Ph.D., a biologist who's been integral in determining areas where bonefish spawn. Read more about Dr. Danylchuck and the award here.

Michelle Fleming Breaks 3 Fly Fishing Records

Michelle Fleming, wife of renowned fly fishing show host Curtis Fleming, recently broke three IGFA world records on a trip to Alaska. You can view the full story by the CBS affiliate WDTV in Bridgeport, WV, here.

Fishpond Releases "Fish for the Future" Video

Fishpond has released a new video that's one of the best ones I've seen this year. It highlights guides - but not in the way you'd expect. Fishing guides, in this short film, are portrayed as having the positive impact that we all know they can, even if it rarely gets represented in media. This is a fantastic piece of work from Fishpond, and you can view...