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Brown Folks Fishing is Breaking Barriers in the Fly-Fishing Industry

Orvis has announced Tracy Nguyen-Chung, the founder of Brown Folks Fishing, as the winner of the 2019 Breaking Barriers Award. “This award is given to an individual who has gone above and beyond to bring new people into the sport of fly fishing,” remarked Simon Perkins, Orvis COO, who presented the award. Read more in the press release below. Brown...

Video Hatch: "Sunday Sitdown with David Letterman"

In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie Geist went fly fishing with former “Late Show” host David Letterman ahead of the premiere of the second season of his Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” In the segment, Letterman opens up about how his life has changed since no longer being on television every night.

Musician Steve Earle on Fly Fishing

Singer-songwriter Steve Earle recently released a new album, a tribute to songwriter Guy Clark. In this profile, in The Illinois Entertainer, Earle talks about the pursuit of his one remaining addiction, fly fishing.

Guide Jeremy Brooks Dies in Russian Plane Crash

Fly fishing guide Jeremy Brooks has died in a plane crash in Russia. Brooks was 22 and traveling to work as a guide in northwestern Russia, from his homebase at The Reel Life fly shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. "Jeremy was the kindest soul you will ever meet," says Ivan Valdez, owner of The Reel Life, "He was always such a positive individual, always had...

Orvis Looking for Three Independent Sales Reps

The Orvis Company has announced their search for three Independent Sales Rep positions to cover the Northern Rockies, New England, and The Pacific Northwest.

2019 Orvis Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Lonnie Allen of Three Rivers Ranch

Orvis has announced the winner of their annual Lifetime Achievement Award: Lonnie Allen of Three Rivers Ranch. “Lonnie’s career in the fly-fishing industry spans over three decades. Her willingness to be innovative, take risks, build and nurture relationships, help her community, and protect and promote the preservation of resources are just a few of...

Trident Fly Fishing Seeks Operations Manager

Trident Fly Fishing based in Windham, Maine, has announced their search for the position of Operations Manager.

Video Hatch: “Raising Roosters with the Feather King”

This video features Tom Whiting, owner and founder of Whiting Farms, the Colorado-based poultry genetics and production company specializes in breeding roosters whose stunning feathers are mainly sold for fly patterns. Via Great Big Story.

Podcast Episode: Joe Brooks on Wet Fly Swing

In this episode of the Wet Fly Swing podcast, host Dave Stewart talks with Joe Brooks, producer of the recent documentary about the legendary angler of the same name, Joe Brooks, who was his grandfather’s brother. “We find out how the late great Joe Brooks fell from grace to live on the streets but pulled himself out of the gutter to become one of the...

A Tribute to Frank and Jeanne Moore

A GoFundMe campaign has been created to support the craft and installation of a handcrafted, custom bench along Steamboat Creek in tribute to Frank and Jeanne Moore, and to celebrate and commemorate the recent successful passage of the public lands bill that includes The Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary. The bench will “honor the decades...