Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category

Somerset Show

The Fly Fishing Show held at Somerset, New Jersey, is the largest fly fishing only show in the world. My old friend, Jake Jordan, made this report form the first day of the show. Greetings from The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset NJ:     This is one of the best ever shows here in Somerset, there […]

The SC20—an Extraordinary Fly Rod

This exceptional rod was built by Jason to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his performance as the Shadow Caster in Robert Redford’s “A River Runs Through It.” But this is way more than just another fly rod put together to celebrate some memorable event in the modern history of fly fishing. This is a fishing […]

International Fly Tying Symposium, 2013, Day 1, Banquet

The IFTS banquet was held tonight (Saturday, Nov. 23). In addition to the great food and more than our share of talking, there were fabulous door prizes provided by Keough Hackle, SuperFly (great threads), and EstaZ. But the highlight of the banquet was a short talk by Dave Klausmeyer (publisher and editor of Fly Tyer […]

International Fly Tying Symposium, 2013, Day 1

The International Fly Tying Symposium was held in the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, NJ, this year. It was held in these same facilities last year, and everyone agreed that it was a great venue. This year, Chuck Furimsky, founder and owner of the symposium, asked attendees about the venue, and they all agreed […]

EWF 1014 & 2015 & 2016

The dates for the EWF Show in Germany—Europe’s largest fly fishing only show,for 2014-2016, have been announced. This is without a doubt the finest fly fishing venue anywhere—an ancient 15 century monastery. This year the show was attended by over 3,400 visitors, and the crowds promise to be larger in the coming years. If you […]

Fly Tying Symposium 2013

The theme for the 2013 International Fly Tying Symposium, which will be held November 23 and 24, is “The Dutch Masters.” It will feature some of the best of the best tyers from Holland, as well as great tyers from the U.S and other parts of the world. The Symposium is always a great time, […]

Ugly but a Record?

A new world record is in the offing for the brown trout. Just recently a 42 pound 1 ounce monster was hauled out of the waters of New Zealand just downstream from a salmon farm. The pig brown had been chowing down on salmon food and put on more than a few pounds. The current […]

John Goddard Dies

I was greatly saddened by the death of my dear friend, Joh Goddard, on December 26th. Rather than spin a series of fishing tales, i’ve reprinted his life story as described by his close colleague and great friend, Brian Clarke. You will be sorely missed, John. The above photo is the frontpiece from John’s book, […]

Eulogy for Al Troth

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Al Troth Dies

Al Troth, a most accomplished fly tyer and fisherman, who lived his last years in Dillon, Montana, died August 3. Al was an old Pennsylvania boy who taught high school in Williamsport, one of the trout meccas of the state. The E. Hille Company of Williamsport was very active in those years, and Al bought […]