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Catskill Museum Appoints New Director

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, in Livingston Manor, New York, appointed Ali Abate as its new executive director. Abate has worked with similar cultural and educational non-profits for 15 years, according to Hudson Valley 360. You can read more about Abate and her position here.

Story: Fly Fishing Taught Major Lessons in Living

This story comes to us from Jennifer Tzeses in Popular Mechanics, and it details how Amanda Winkelman uses fly fishing to learn about life. You can read the full story here.

Story: Fly Guy

Brian Flecshig has made an impressive name for himself in fly fishing over the past 30 years as he's operated Mad River Outfitters. Flechsig started the business in 1994, determined to make a fly shop work in Columbus, Ohio. And work, it has. Mad River Outfitters has a cult following on YouTube, and Flechsig is widely recognized as one of the best educators...

Profile of Texas Guide Alvin Dedeaux

Alvin Dedeaux is one of the best fly fishing guides in the country, and was recently profiled in this piece from Texas Monthly. The story looks at how Alvin went from being a musician to working a guide full-time. You can read the story in full here.

Podcast: Becoming a Pro Fishing Photographer

Tom Rosenbauer sat down with Brian Grossenbacher to talk about a new book they collaborated on, titled Trout. The book features Tom's writing and Brian's outstanding photography. You can listen to the podcast here.

Author and Fly Fishing Event Founder Beau Beasley Profiled

Mark Taylor tells the story of former Virginia paramedic Beau Beasley, who came to fly fishing through a fascination with popping bugs and went on to found the Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival and the Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival. Beasley has also written for MidCurrent and is the author of two books, Fly Fishing Virginia and Fly Fishing the...

The Passing of a Father, the Birth of a Passion

The passing of his father and thoughts about his two young boys inspired Jeff Davis to create rod builder Maine Fly Company.  "'How do I want to raise these boys? Dad coming home late and leaving early with a briefcase? Or Dad living a dream and inspiring these boys to do the same,' he said. 'That was very important to me.'" Peggy Keyser tells the story in...

Oregon State Slugger Uses Fly Fishing to Overcome Doubt

Jacob Melton is one of the best hitters in all of PAC-12 college baseball, but even he isn't immune to the self-doubt that comes with life. Luckily for Metlon, he was able to turn to fly fishing to deal with the fallout from an injury that sidelined him for Oregon State's 2021 NCAA tournament run. You can read the rest of the story here.

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...