Fall issue of TROUT Magazine Closing for ad space soon

Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 12.12.03 PMTrout magazine now has the largest subscriber base, and the largest readership of any magazine in fly fishing. We’ve grown exponentially, both in terms of ad revenue and printed pages, in the past year.  Our next issue (Fall 2014) promises to be a haymaker, because:

We’ll have an exclusive feature interview with Gina McCarthy, EPA administrator, on the heels of the recent EPA decision to enforce the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay.  Bristol Bay is the defining environmental topic in fly fishing at this time, and no other publication has the access and insight to make an interview like this happen.

We’re running the definitive piece on the “State of the Greenback Trout,” written by Erin Block, one of the best young writers in the field.  This story is part history, part science, part fisheries management, and we’re coming at it with credibility and insight that no other publication can bring.

We’ll be featuring a beautiful photo essay commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and highlighting places that now offer better trout fishing because of the Wilderness Act. This is a geographically balanced story, covering trout resources from coast to coast.

For the first time, Trout magazine will be featuring comprehensive new product reviews… compiled by a team of Continue reading

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Sportsmen applaud Senate hearing on Browns Canyon protection

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On Wednesday, July 23, the Senate National Parks Subcommittee will hear a variety of bills – including S. 1794, which designates Browns Canyon in Chaffee County as a National Monument. Sportsmen and women, rafters and local communities and businesses have worked for over 20 years to have this area’s hunting, fishing and recreational values protected—and they urged quick passage of the legislation.

“Now is the time to get this done,” said Kyle Perkins, Browns Canyon coordinator for Trout Unlimited. “We have overwhelming local support for protecting Browns Canyon—we just need Congress to get it across the finish line.”

David Leinweber of Angler’s Covey fly shop in Colorado Springs said Front Range anglers are pleased to see this hearing, and eager to see this designation accomplished: “Browns Canyon is a favorite fishing spot for many of my customers and clients. Virtually all of us want to see Browns Canyon—a stretch of the Arkansas River’s Gold Medal trout water—receive Continue reading

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The American Museum of Fly Fishing Joins the North American Reciprocal Museum Association

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From AMFF:

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is excited to announce the Museum has joined the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association. What’s this mean for our supporters? All AMFF members ($100 and higher) will receive free/member admission and shop discounts to nearly 700 participating institutions from across the country. Other Vermont participants include Hildene, Southern Vermont Arts Center, and Shelburne Museum. For a complete list visit www.narnassociation.org.

NARM Association is one of the largest reciprocal programs in the world with over 675 member institutions. Members from one of the NARM member institutions can present a current membership card (validated with the  NARM identification) are entitled to the following privileges at participating museums: Free/member admission during regular museum hours, member discounts at museum shops, and discounts on concert/lecture tickets.

The Museum will also host several public programs this summer in support of Continue reading

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Bulldog Folding Trailers debuting at OR

Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 11.40.08 AMFrom Bulldog Trailers:

Bulldog Folding Trailers USA introduces a unique new product to help outdoor enthusiasts maximize their fun – a sturdy, road-worthy trailer that can carry a variety of gear from home to the outdoors and folds up to stow in a space smaller than a broom closet.

Developed in Australia, the trailer can be configured to carry boats (kayaks, canoes, dinghies), motorcycles and, as a box trailer, anything else needed on outdoor adventures. The trailers will be demo-ed at Outdoor Retailer Summer Marketplace in the Pavilions , booth PV1078 August 6-9, 2014

Bulldog Folding Trailers are also available now to consumers via www.bulldogfoldingtrailers.com at a range of Continue reading

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Fishpond Smartly Expands Its Product Offerings for 2015

Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 11.37.26 AMFrom Fishpond:

Fishpond, inc, is excited to unveil its new 2015 product line-up, including the introduction of CYCLEPOND™ fabric made from recycled commercial fishing nets throughout many more of the brand’s line of luggage, gear bags, packs and more.

Sourced from fishing nets used to for ocean fishing, fishpond’s CYCLEPOND fabric delivers bomber, long lasting performance with a great recycled story. The new Westwater Roll Top Backpack (MSRP: $149.95) with CYCLEPOND is sure to make river rats rejoice. This completely submersible pack combines the functionality of a roll top dry bag design with the convenience of a backpack with its fully adjustable straps and comfortable waist strap. The Westwater Roll Top Backpack won the Best Eco-Friendly Product award at the International Fly Tackle Dealers (IFTD) show in Orlando last week.

Continuing to offer anglers a wide range of packs to carry the necessities, fishpond brings the Delta Sling Pack (MSRP: $149.95) to market featuring a completely new design for sling packs. The military-inspired pack allows users to easily switch between shoulders for all day comfort, and the expansive storage compartments holds everything needed for a long day on the water. A magnetic front pocket holds fly boxes, rain jacket and lunch, and a built-in Velcro™ attachment in the main pocket accommodates Continue reading

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