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Hardy Loses a Legend

It is with great sadness that we bring news that James Leighton Hardy has died. James, who was better known as Jim, was the last direct link between the company now known as Hardy & Greys Ltd and the founding family. He was the son of a former joint Managing Director, William Hardy. He passed away on Saturday, 28th July, 2012. ... Full story

Drought taking heavy toll on fishing industry

The drought and extreme heat wreaking havoc across the U.S. farm belt is killing fish by the thousands in lakes and rivers and could pose a problem to migrating ducks and other waterfowl if it stretches into the fall, officials said. ... Full story

Obama Administration Reneges on Modest Steps To Protect Waters from CAFO Pollution

In a dramatic departure from the Obama administration’s promise to pursue better protections of our waters from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have required the most basic reporting from these operations—information that would have given the EPA the information necessary to monitor and address CAFO pollution. ... Full story

Fish swim upstream of Condit Dam after breaching

Steelhead are swimming upstream in southwest Washington's upper White Salmon River, marking the first upstream fish migration since a dam was built there nearly a century ago. ... Full story

Tenkara USA Announces Deal With Orvis

Today, San Francisco based company Tenkara USA announced that Orvis, will start carrying Tenkara USA’s rods, line and flies – helping promote the Japanese method of fly-fishing called tenkara. ... Full story

Buy a Tshirt and Support Bristol Bay Campaign

Allen Fly Fishing have teamed up with the artistic talents of Eric Hornung to bring you this unique, hand drawn tshirt design in support of Bristol Bay! There has been massive support from anglers and the industry for the campaign but the fight is not over yet so please help if you can. ... Full story

New duo take the reins on Norway's Gaula

The Norwegian Flyfishers' Club has for thirty years been the life's work of Manfred Raguse, who built it up from the early days after readers of his German magazine articles asked to come and fish with him. Now a new area dawns with new owners Per Arneberg and Enrico Cristiani taking over the famous Rotation fishery with its extensive prime salmon-fishing beats on the middle and lower river. ... Full story

"I've Told You My Secrets" - Steelhead Expert, Harry Lemire

Former editor of Fish&Fly and now publisher at Wild River Press, Tom Pero in his latest newsletter informs us of the passing of Harry Remire, a steelhead expert who he interviewed along with author Sean Gallagher for a new book due out next spring. ... Full story

C.F. Burkheimer Expands Advisory and Pro Staff

C.F. Burkheimer is excited to announce a number of new additions to both its Advisory Staff and Pro Staff. Steelhead and bluewater legend Trey Combs is onboard in an Advisory position, as are Wales-based Illtyd Griffiths and Lori & Terry Nicholson, founders of Denver, Colorado’s Anglers All fly shop. New Burkheimer Pro Staffers include Bighorn Trout Shop co-owner Hale Harris, Team Japan member Kuni Masuda, and Rich Paini, partner and general manager of TroutHunter in Island Park, Idaho. ... Full story

New life emerges as dams come down on the Elwha

Despite tons of sediment left behind, vegetation is beginning to transform a drained lake bottom in the Elwha River Valley and of interest to anglers, a steelhead has already been found taking advantage of the new river it can now access. ... Full story

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