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Podcast Episode: Jako Lucas on the Drifting Podcast

In this recent episode of the Drifting Podcast from Yeti, guest Jako Lucas, a renowned fly guide from South Africa, and host JT Van Zandt, “discuss the South African way, and connect on what being a guide can afford. In this episode there’s a lot of talk about fish, legacies, and what the flats are for.” Listen here.

Orvis Launches 50/50 On the Water Film Tour

Orvis has announced the launch of their 50/50 On the Water Film Tour, aimed to highlight and inspire more women to get out on the water and discover the joys of fly fishing. Read more in the press release below.  Orvis Launches 50/50 On the Water Film Tour Tour aims to inspire and celebrate women in fly fishing MANCHESTER, Vermont – Outdoor retailer...

2019 Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award Results Announced

The John D. Voelker Foundation and the American Museum of Fly Fishing have announced the winner of the 2019 Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award: “A Wet World That Burns” by Jimmy Watts of Bellingham, Washington. Read more in the press release below. 2019 Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award Results Announced September 3, 2019, Marquette...

IGFA Welcomes Three New Staff

The International Game Fish Association has announced the welcome of three new people to their team: Nicholas Haddad as Angler Recognition Coordinator, Erin Brennan as Communications Manager, and Michelle Andersen as Events Coordinator.  Read more in the press release below.  IGFA Welcomes Three New Staff DANIA BEACH, FL – September 4, 2019 – The...

How Fly Fishing Saved a Veteran’s Life

Army veteran Kyle Chanitz’s life was changed by Project Healing Waters. “The program is designed to tap into the veterans’ situational awareness—the training that soldiers need to stay alive in a combat situation, but which can become intolerable when they return home to civilian life.” Read more on the healing power of being on the water in this...

Getting More Women Guides on the Water

Women are the fastest growing demographic on the water, but there still aren’t many women guides. In this recent article, Alison Borden looks at what’s being done in Colorado to increase the number of women fly fishing and guiding on the state’s waters. Via CPR.

Umpqua Looking to Fill Spot on Marketing Team

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced their search for a designer and marketer to join their Marketing Team. “We are on the hunt for a candidate who is as passionate about design and storytelling as they are about fly fishing.” Read more in the press release below. Umpqua Looking to Fill Spot on Marketing Team Umpqua Feather Merchants is seeking a...

Orvis Adds Further Depth to Sales Rep Force

Orvis has announced the addition of three new industry veterans to their sales team.

Video Hatch: “Yeti Presents: Engler”

This short film from Yeti features Mark Engler, a Colorado fly fishing guide guides Northern pike fishing trips on the Rio Grande, “all in pursuit of the biggest fish in the Four Corners.”

PHWFF Announces Veteran Finalists in Casting Competition

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing has announced the finalists in their Second Annual Fly Casting Competition hosted in-conjunction with Fly Fishers International (FFI). “The competition was open to disabled veterans and disabled military service personnel actively participating with PHWFF Programs and was facilitated by our volunteer-run programs around...