First Casts 10.11.13

“First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.

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Atlanta-Based Organization Teaches City Kids to Fly Fish


Wilder’s program teaches life lessons through fishing.
Photo courtesy FISH Inc

Growing up, Malik Wilder fell in love with fishing. Thanks to the influence of his father, Malik learned to fish on the Rahway River in New Jersey, chasing anything and everything with fins. Those fishing lessons, he says, provided him with a solid foundation of patience and respect, and instilled in him a. . .

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“Angling Trade: The Product Issue” Now Online

The September issue of Angling Trade is billed as “The Product Issue,” and it’s chock-full of good stuff—especially if you’re a bit of a gear-head. The big feature is the “Hot List,” which focuses on the hottest new gear for 2014, including award winners from. . .

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Short Casts 09.26.13


See several more macro trout images by George Novak on Derek Grzelewski’s blog.
Photo by George Novak

Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.

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Short Casts 09.19.13


As Anglo American announced it is pulling out of the controversial Southwest Alaska mining prospect, it left hanging questions about the future of the proposed Pebble Mine.
EPA photo via alaskadispatch.com

[Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.]

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Announcing the Winner of Our Silver Sonic Zippered Waders Giveaway!


The new Silver Sonic Zippered Waders offer comfort and convenience on the water.
Photo via orvis.com

After we launched our giveaway to celebrate the arrival of the new Silver Sonic Zippered Waders, comments poured into the blogs here on Orvis News. Yesterday morning, we plugged the numbers into random.org, and it spit out our winner: . . .

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First Casts 09.03.13

A rainbow trout with a stomach full of shrews from the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.  Photo via nature.org Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads. A new issue of the online magazine Flymage is now online, with great … Continue reading “First Casts 09.03.13”

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Fly-Fishing News: First Casts for 08.13.13


Kirk Deeter shows you how to catch fish like this on attractor dry flies.
Photo via Fly Talk

“First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from news, to how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.

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Orvis to Acquire the Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels Businesses from 3M

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Manchester, VT (May 1, 2013)—The Orvis Company, Inc. of Manchester, Vermont today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels businesses from 3M (NYSE:MMM). Upon completion of the transaction, Orvis plans to continue to operate the Midland, MI based business independently under the Scientific Anglers brand. Ross Reels will also continue to operate independently under its brand name from its Montrose, CO headquarters. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter. Terms of the transaction were not. . .

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