Posted in Commentary and Reflections

Reduction In Force: It is What It Is

One constant in life is change; a cliché certainly but true nonetheless. While many changes are minor and soon forgotten, others offer a moment to make a choice – a choice of embracing and seeing opportunity, or resisting and seeing tragedy. And I think in most cases the latter is…

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Posted in Industry News and Rumors

Tom Larimer Joins G. Loomis

Tom Larimer announced yesterday he’s joining G. Loomis as Nation Sales Manager. Based out of Hood River, Oregon he is a well known guide on the Deschutes River and highly respected Spey-casting instructor. His move to Loomis follows a long association with Winston Rods where he was a technical adviser;…

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Posted in General Comments

Lefty Kreh – More Than a Legend

The latest issue of Fly Fisherman has an article on Lefty Kreh, providing the life of the real man who has grown into a legend of fly fishing. Bernard Victor Kreh was born in Maryland in 1927. Growing up in the Depression, he supported his widowed mother by hunting and…

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Posted in Environmental

Angler, I (Probably) Don’t Feel Your Pain

I am far from the only angler who’s been asked whether fish feel pain when hooked. While having no definitive answer, my feeling has always been the answer is no. Now a study at the University of Wisconsin, and reported in the scientific journal Fish and Fisheries, has attempted to…

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Posted in Environmental

Trout At Risk – The Canaries in the Coal Mine

Two recent reports have provided an alarming view of the future of trout in this country. Taken together they should also serve as a warning to us about our future. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the last week released a report (Climate Change in the U.S. – Benefits…

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What They Fought For: Reflections on the Confederate Flag

The murders at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina have led to calls from across the political spectrum (including a remarkable speech by the son of Strom Thurmond) to remove the “stars and bars” – officially the Confederate Battle Flag – from official displays on government…

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