Fly Life Magazine

Industry Shouts & Murmurs: Mar. 9-15

Lefty Kreh Fishing Trail Dedication June 11, 2012. Photo by Jay Baker Baltimore County, Maryland – public domain image.

Marylander Lefty Kreh, a Hall of Famer and World-Renowned Ambassador of Fishing, Dead at 93

BALTIMORE, Maryland

He fished with U.S. presidents, CEOs and common folks, cast his line on every continent but Antarctica and cranked out 32 books revered by anglers all over the globe. To the end, Bernard Victor “Lefty” Kreh was recruiting new sportsmen, reeling them in as he did the 126 species of fish that he landed in his lifetime, from the Monocacy River to the Amazon watershed.

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Republican Politicians Should Support the Outdoor Industry

by Raúl Grijalva / High Country News / Writers on the Range / March 15, 2018

It’s easy to forget now, but President Donald Trump didn’t just campaign on his plan for a border wall or his opposition to Hillary Clinton. He ran on his alleged business acumen, and part of his appeal was based on the idea that he knew a good deal when he saw one.

Now, new economic numbers show us that his understanding of our economy — and his knowledge of which American industries have the brightest future — are mistaken. Thanks to Bureau of Economic Analysis numbers released Feb. 14, we know that Trump’s attacks on public lands, coupled with his touting of outmoded business models like coal mining, get things exactly backwards.

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Reminder: Nation’s Top Watercolorist, Thom Glace at Maryland Fly Fishing & Collectable Tackle Show Tomorrow

TOWSON, Maryland

The Second Annual Fly Fishing Show brings together fly fishing enthusiasts and high quality fly fishing dealers for a day of tackle review and conversation. The Show has been set for March 17, 2018 from 9am to 4pm.

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Orvis: Join Us in Embracing the “Kick Plastic” Movement

MANCHESTER, Vermont

By now, most folks have heard of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” – a floating, Texas-size raft of plastic and debris in the North Pacific. It’s a symptom of a much larger problem: the wanton use of a disposable materials that will be with us for centuries. Just take a moment to think of how many plastic water bottles you’ve drained and then discarded in your lifetime. In 2015, Costa launched the Kick Plastic Campaignhttp://www.kickplastic.org/ “to help reduce the amount of plastic we use as a company and to mobilize a movement.”

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Congress Faces Deadline for Chesapeake Bay Funding

SEVEN VALLEYS, Pennsylvania

Congress faces deadlines this month to determine how much authority the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will have to enforce Bay cleanup efforts — and how much money it will have to spend on that work during this fiscal year that began Oct. 1.

A year ago, President Trump proposed eliminating funding for the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program…

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Last year, Secretary Zinke Insisted That “Bears Ears Isn’t Really About Oil and Gas.”

WASHINGTON, DC

Last week, the New York Times reported that oil and gas was actually a primary reason for the Trump administration’s decision to gut Bears Ears by an astounding 85% to free up fossil fuels for extraction.

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TFO Introduces the Traveler Rod Series

DALLAS, Texas

Traveling with fishing rods has always been a challenge for anglers and finding a quality multi-piece conventional rod with the effortless action of your favorite one-piece rod has been impossible. TFO solves the globe-trotting angler’s dilemma with the Traveler Series. This series of seven-foot, 3-piece spinning and casting rods mirror the look and feel of the legendary …

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How to Choose a Spey Shooting Line

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho

If you are a Spey angler using some of the myriad of shooting heads available, you are going to need a shooting line to attach the head to. Choosing the correct shooting line affects the distance that you cast, the control you have over your fly, and ultimately the number of fish that you hook.

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