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St. Croix Names New Brand Manager

As part of their reentry into the fly fishing world, St. Croix has named Tom Larimer as fly fishing brand manager. Larimer previously worked for G. Loomis and as a guide on the Deschutes River in Oregon. You can read more about Larimer and the new role for St. Croix here.

Paul Bruun Receives 2022 Izaak Walton Award

The American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF) announced on Monday, May 9, that Paul Bruun will receive the 2022 Izaak Walton award. Per the AMFF, "The Izaak Walton Award was established in 2014 to honor and celebrate individuals who live by the Compleat Angler philosophy. Their passion for the sport of fly fishing and involvement in their angling community...

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...

Lefty Kreh Statue in Works

It's hard to believe, but it's been over four years since Lefty Kreh passed. He was one of those larger-than-life figures who did more for fly fishing than I think anyone will ever be able to describe. To help honor Lefty, the Potomac Valley Fly Fishers are planning to erect a life-sized bronze statue of him in Baker Park in Frederick, Maryland. You can...

Leaving Corporate America to Build Nets

Stories of people leaving their jobs en masse during the pandemic are nothing new.  The wave of folks leaving and looking for new, often better, work has been dubbed "The Great Resignation." One woman from Fishtown, PA, though, has really made a name for herself. Tina Lewis runs The Wayward Trading Post, where she hand-builds fly fishing nets from...

First Paiute Woman Fly Fishing Guide at Pyramid Lake

In another first for the fly fishing community, Autumn Harry was approved by the Paiute tribal council to become the first woman guide at Pyramid Lake. Given that the Paiute tribe has done so much to help in the recovery of Lahontan cutthroat, and Pyramid Lake itself, this is a remarkable first step for Harry, and all those whom she hopes come after her...

Erica Nelson Featured in New York Times

Erica Nelson is an indigenous fly fishing guide in Colorado - one of only two women to claim that title in the whole state. Mark Aiken, of The New York Times, recently put together this fantastic feature on Erica and her accomplishments as a guide and as a person. You can read the entire story here.

Podcast: Fly Culture with April Vokey

April Vokey is one of the few anglers in this sport who needs no introduction. She's an accomplished steelhead guide, fisher, and provides some outstanding content (her podcast Anchored is great, if you haven't checked it out yet). It's no surprise, then, that Pete Tyjas, over at The Fly Culture, had April on his show to talk shop about her career in fly...

Story: "How to Think About Bob Clay"

If you fish bamboo fly rods or fish for steelhead, you've likely heard of Bob Clay. He's one of the best bamboo rod makers alive, and some say he's an even better steelhead angler. Regardless, this profile of him in The Flyfish Journal is a wonderfully poignant story. Kudos to Dylan Tomine for doing such a fantastic job of it. Read the story here.

Costa, Simms Release "Mighty Waters" Film

Costa Sunglasses, along with Simms Fishing Products, the American Museum of Fly Fishing, and Cold Collaborative, have officially released their "Mighty Waters" film to the public. This film was originally released in the 2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour. The film goes into detail about a legendary Bahamas guide and his time spent with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....