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Fishercat River Company Highlighting Fly Fishing in Baltimore

This is a really fun, interesting story that comes to use from Baltimore Magazine. Over in Baltimore, resident and lifelong fly angler Nick Rodricks is working to show the rest of the country that the Baltimore area - and Maryland in general - is a viable fly fishing destination. Rodricks started the Fishercat River Company to offer guided trips within...

Loon Hires Hogan Brown as Director of Marketing

On Monday Loon Outdoors announced the hiring of Hogan Brown to serve as marketing director.  Read the press release below for more info. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ASHLAND, ORE. (August 31, 2020) – Loon Outdoors welcomes the expertise of Hogan Brown to lead its marketing efforts. With products that perform both on and off the water, Loon has seen...

Podcast: The Articulate Fly with Kate Crump

Marvin Cash and the team over at the Articulate Fly Podcast have released another episode in their "People of Bristol Bay" series. This on focuses on Kate Crump, co-owner of Frigate Adventure Travel. Per the show notes, Crump and Cash discuss Crump's fishing and writing journey, and what's led her to end up in Bristol Bay.

The Monday Mend: Helping Fellow Anglers and the Great American Outdoors Act

Usually, I like to keep the Monday Mend upbeat - something positive to start off the week with. But today, we need to turn our attention to a fellow angler, human, and father. Ryan Keene, a fantastically talented artist, recently shared this on Facebook, about some health troubles his family is facing. As many of you may know, my family has been hit pretty...

The Monday Mend: Florida-Farmed Salmon, the Fly Rod Market

The Monday Mend took a brief hiatus due to some family matters to which I had to attend, but it's back as of July 20th, 2020! First off, I want to start the day discussing an interesting piece I saw in Politico a few days back. The article, entitled "Will Your Next Salmon Come From a Massive Land Tank in Florida?" is equal parts concerning and interesting...

"Fly Fishing, Hand Sanitizer, Facemasks - Check"

"Four fly rods secured in specially designed compartments; a mental check. Flotation vests for each angler and herself, check. A cache of #8 cicada flies she’s hand-tied for the Green River’s famous cicada hatch; check. Disinfectant, hand sanitizer and face masks; check." As the nation, and fly fishing destinations, come to grips with a virus that...

Maine Angler Launches New Fly Fishing Business

I frequently wonder what's going to happen to fly fishing in the next 30 years. Then, I read stories like this one from Adam Robinson at the Times Record in Maine, and breathe a sigh of relief. Fly fishing's future is in good hands. These hands belong to a 21-year-old named Evan Donald, who's launching a business to create and sell various fly fishing...

Your First Day of Fly Fishing Wasn't This Good

This is a great story that comes to us from Sam Lungren over at The MeatEater. It's about a woman's first time fly fishing - and her landing a 30-inch brown trout. I've been fly fishing since I could walk, and the biggest trout I've ever landed on a fly was 27 inches. This is an amazing fish story, and one that's definitely worth your time to read.

Fishing and Coronavirus in Arizona

This story, from the Arizona Daily Star, is emblematic of what fly shops and outfitters across the country are facing - incredibly tough times, made a bit more bearable through the camaraderie of fly fishing. Caitlin Schmidt did an outstanding job telling the story of Eric Loeffler, owner of the Tuscon, AZ, based Dry Creek Outfitters, and how he's getting...

How One Dad Inspired the Love of Fly Fishing

This story comes to us today from the Bangor Daily News, in Bangor, ME. It's short, but it's heartwarming to hear Ruth LaRoche tell the story of how her dad helped her fall in love with fly fishing. Read the story in its entirety here.