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Echo Introduces New “Base” Fly Rod for 2015


  At Echo, we look for innovative ways to deliver quality, performance, and value. At its core, Tim’s design philosophy revolves around the basic premise that you shouldn’t have to sell plasma to afford an awesome fly rod. Improved access … Continue reading

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Lefty Kreh – Crimping Hook Barbs – Without Breaking the Hook


By Lefty Kreh Many times when crimping the barb of a fly hook to make it barbless the hook breaks; but that can be avoided. When pliers clamp down on the barb at a right angle to the shank too much … Continue reading

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Don Swanson Joins Orivis – Director of Rod Shop Manufacturing


Manchester, VT (January 2015)—Don Swanson, a veteran of over 20 years with Abel Automatics and president of Abel for the past 7 years, has accepted the position as Director of Rod Shop Manufacturing for Orvis.  Don replaces Jim Logan, who … Continue reading

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Global Rescue Evacuates John Bates from Christmas Island


John Bates with a New Zealand Brown Trout Kiritimati, also known as Christmas Island, is one of the most remote places on earth, lying in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. With many distinctive species of fish in the surrounding … Continue reading

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First Hatch Guide Service


 First Hatch Guide Service – 2014 Fall is on its way and I have made some big changes for the upcoming Delta season. I will be available to guide 4 days a week starting September 15th through December 20th. Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday … Continue reading

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Hardy North America Appoints Joe Hodge as Representative…


Joe Hodge Ann Arbor, Michigan phone: 724-320-3801 Jim Murphy, President of Hardy North American, announces the appointment of a new Representative for the Upper Midwest. Joe Hodge, from Ann Arbor, Michigan will represent both Hardy and Greys in Michigan, … Continue reading

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Redington Announces Exclusive Parntership with Paul Richardson Design


  July 9, 2013 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Redington, the maker of performance fly rods, reels, waders, apparel and accessories, announces its exclusive partnership with Paul Richardson and his design agency, RISE Creative Studio Ltd. “Paul and his team at … Continue reading

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Hardy North America Announces David Wratchford New Sales Rep…


  David Wratchford Sun Valley, CA Cell: 818-523-8892 Email:   I started fly fishing at the age of twelve with the help of one of my neighbors on Long Island,NY. Starting out chasing bass and panfish, I quickly graduated … Continue reading

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Blane Chocklett Joins TFO Advisory Staff


June 7, 2013  Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Temple Fork Outfitters advisory staff, Blane Chocklett.  For the past 30 years, Blane has lived his passion.  He grew up fishing the small mountain streams in Virginia’s … Continue reading

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Orvis to Acquire Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels


       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Orvis to Acquire the Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels Businesses from 3M Manchester, VT (May 1, 2013) – The Orvis Company, Inc. of Manchester, Vermont today announced it has entered into a definitive … Continue reading

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