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Industry Shouts & Murmurs: Sept 14 – 20, 2018

Hatch Magazine Inaugural Barracuda Tournament

Dec 30, 2018 – Jan 5, 2019 / Bair’s Lodge, Andros Island, The Bahamas.

What fish is found on the flats year round, requires a stealthy, careful approach, bends over a stout 9-weight like it’s a wet noodle, disappears fly line into backing in mere seconds and virtually never fails to put on an aerial show replete with leaps and head shakes and thrashes? It’s not the bonefish. Or the coveted permit. Or even the burly tarpon. Nope. It’s the barracuda. A fish we’ve long lamented as woefully under-targeted on the flats.

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October 31 – November 4, 2018 / Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Steps from the beach in sunny South Florida, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show hosts 1,200+ exhibitors and has over 1,500+ boats on display. Products range from sunglasses to superyachts and everything in between.

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Little River Outfitters in Townsend, Tennessee Fly Tyer’s Weekend

This year’s event will be held right here at Little River Outfitters in Townsend. More than 40 of the southeast’s best fly tyers will be on hand demonstrating everything from tiny midges to large saltwater patterns. This is going to be our premier event of the year.

Little River Outfitters will once again host of the annual Fly Tyers Weekend to be held October 27 & 28, at our fly shop and fly fishing school in Townsend, Tennessee. This gathering of legendary fly tyers, their exhibits and demonstrations will delight both seasoned and novice tyers. With more than 40 tyers providing instruction, the LRO Fly Tyers Weekend is one of the largest gatherings of tyers in the Eastern United States… and its FREE.

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Three new options—in a panoply of sizes—nail women’s fit and performance

In a world full of ill-fitting women’s gear, fishing waders take the prize for being the most poorly cut. For decades, manufacturers produced only men’s waders, which look like sacks and hinder movement with their reams of excess fabric.

Even the women’s waders that started to hit the market nearly ten years ago missed the mark. “One of the most common complaints we hear is that the majority of women’s waders are simply men’s waders scaled down to fit a smaller form,” says John Frazier, community specialist at Simms Fishing Products.

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AFFTA Applauds Legislation to Permanently Reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund

Bipartisan bill moves to House and Senate for approval before September 30th deadline. Still needs congressional support for full funding.

Bozeman, MT:  Yesterday, the House Natural Resources Committee, led by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Committee Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), unanimously approved a bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Due to expire on September 30th, the bipartisan bill now moves to the House for approval before the deadline is reached. Additionally, the Committee passed H.R. 6510, a bipartisan bill that provides mandatory funding to address the critical infrastructure backlog on federal lands.

“AFFTA has long stood by the conservation, restoration, and protection of our public lands and waters,” says AFFTA president, Ben Bulis. “Our public lands, lakes rivers and parks afford each and every one of us the freedom and access to enjoy the uniquely American beauty of our wild and natural spaces, whether we fish, hunt, hike, camp, ride, or simply visit. We applaud these bipartisan efforts to ensure the protection of our outdoor heritage for generations to come. We urge House members to take up and pass both bills immediately.”

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Healing Saturday to benefit the disabled veterans served by PHWFF on September 29, 2018

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Healing Saturday! 

Our programs will be hosting simultaneous daylong events on Saturday, September 29, 2018 to raise funds and awareness of our cause to serve disabled veterans and disabled active military personnel in communities across America.

Join us in celebrating the volunteers, supporters and communities that help make a difference in the lives of our nation’s disabled veterans.

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New: Patagonia’s Middle Fork Packable Waders

With any process of exploration, the result is often unexpected. When we set out to design the lightest, most packable and most technically advanced waders we’ve ever made, we had no idea they’d also become our go-to favorites for the home pool. Packed with features for everyday wear, they easily roll into a compact stuffsack for go-anywhere convenience and capability.

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