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Simon Perkins releases a permit near Punta Gorda, Belize, while fishing with legendary guide Scully Garbutt. Orvis photo.

Staff Report May 29, 2020

Enrico Puglisi LTD. Becomes Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Silver Sponsor

1. Enrico Puglisi LTD., popularly known as EP Flies, a leading manufacturer of fly-fishing flies and fly tying materials and tools, will support Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Silver Corporate Sponsor, donating one percent of annual sales to BTT.

“We are proud to be part of the important work being done by BTT,” said Enrico Puglisi. “Their efforts to restore and protect fish habitats, one part of the planet’s complex ecosystem, will help preserve the future not just for anglers but for everyone.”

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Simon Perkins Becomes Third Generation to lead Orvis

2. Orvis – Bennington, Vermont – We are pleased to announce that Simon Perkins has been named the new president of the Orvis Company, representing the third generation of the Perkins family to lead Orvis. The son of Leigh “Perk” Perkins, former Orvis CEO, and grandson of Leigh H. Perkins, who purchased The Orvis Company in 1965, Simon was raised in a culture that placed a high value on exploring the adventure and wonder in nature and environmental stewardship.

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IF4 Reschedules Film Festival Screenings

3. As quarantine restrictions relent across the world, the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) will reschedule screenings that were postponed due to the novel coronavirus.

IF4, the outdoor industry’s premier fly-fishing film event, kicks off annually in early Jan. and runs throughout the year, with screenings throughout Canada, the United States, and other international destinations including Europe, and South America. As COVID-19 spread and large gatherings were prohibited, many of these events were postponed indefinitely and their futures remained uncertain.

More information . . . Rescheduled screenings will be updated on the IF4 website.



4. One of the greatest casters of all-time, Joan Wulff shares her secrets to becoming a successful flycaster for life. Progressing very quickly from basic introduction to advanced techniques, these new movies offer useful tips for anglers of all skill levels.

Watch Joan Wulff’s casting videos here . . .

Fly Fishers International Goes ZOOM

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The Fly Fishing Show Adds ZOOM

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