Posted in Industry News and Rumors

Industry News: Tom Morgan Rodsmiths, Simms

A few interesting news items from the business side of fly fishing. Tom Morgan Rodsmiths is opening a shop in Bozeman Montana. The new owners, who bought the company from Tom and Gerri Morgan before his death in June 2017, plan to continue the dedication to custom craftsmanship that Tom…

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No More Fly Fishing Barbie Dolls

The New York Times has an article on how women are the fastest-growing demographic in fly fishing. And like most other things in our society the growth of women participating in fly fishing will be good for everyone. Manufacturers such as Orvis, Patagonia, and Simms have increased the promotion and…

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Posted in Technique and Tips

Fly Fishing The Greater Yellowstone: Lessons Learned

Any experience, or set of experiences, in life will result in memories; hopefully more good than bad. But experience without an opportunity to learn from that experience means Travel, and most life experiences for that matter, result in memories – hopefully more good than bad. In addition, if we pay…

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Bozeman Road Trip – And R. L. Winston Rod Company Tour

My son David, and his wife Jamie and daughter Bridget moved to Bozeman Montana last Spring. Two weeks ago I made a driving trip over to see them and their new house. A flight would have been quicker but I prefer driving and seeing the country whenever possible. And this…

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Sage and Rio To Sell Direct

I saw an article in Angling Trade yesterday that reported that Far Bank Enterprises will begin selling Sage and Rio products direct to consumers (Far Bank already offers its Redington brand direct). There was no press release referenced, and the article was mainly a teaser for a more in-depth report…

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Simms Bulkley Jacket Review

Living in the Pacific Northwest in fall and winter (and sometimes even late Spring) requires clothing that is built for cold and wet – and that applies whether it’s for daily wear or fly fishing. I’ve gone through lots of pieces of outerwear looking for something that is warm, windproof,…

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