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Indifly Announces New Leadership

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (October 6, 2020) — At a regularly scheduled meeting last week, the Indifly board of directors appointed new leadership. The board is pleased to announce Oliver White and David Yoskowitz, Ph.D. have been appointed chair and vice chair respectively.

“Out of all the things I’m lucky enough to do in life, supporting Indifly is among my favorite,” states Chair Oliver White. “Indigenous communities are custodians of 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity, and we have a big challenge ahead of us to ensure these communities are adequately empowered to protect the remaining pristine places in the world. I’m honored and excited to lead Indifly as the organization scales up to confront this challenge.”

Vice Chair David Yoskowitz shares similar thoughts: “As someone who is passionate about elucidating the link between environmental well-being and human well-being, something Indifly excels in, I am thrilled to be appointed vice chair of the organization. Indifly has a great track record of creating sustainable livelihoods and incentives for the protection of Indigenous homelands, but the need is far greater. I look forward to working with all Indifly stakeholders to expand our impact.”

Executive Director Matt Shilling adds, “Oliver’s and David’s board service has been critical to Indifly and the communities we serve. They are bold leaders, exactly what an organization requires during these times. I look forward to working with our new chair and vice chair to ensure Indifly empowers Indigenous communities for generations to come.”

 

About Indifly:

Indifly is a nonprofit organization that uses fly fishing as a tool for transforming the lives of Indigenous peoples and protecting valued environments. Indifly works to create sustainable local economies that empower communities to conserve natural resources. Current Indifly projects include Rewa, Guyana, Anaa Atoll, French Polynesia, and the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

For more information about Indifly, please visit indifly.org and follow us on FacebookInstagramand Twitter.

The Fly Shop Announces Lower 48 Program

REDDING, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2020) — The Fly Shop is pleased to announce an expansion of their travel program to now include their new Lower 48 Program. Building on years of expertise and experience throughout the world, The Fly Shop now has more destinations in the United States to offer anglers.

The lodges and outfitters selected for the Lower 48 Program are a collection of friends and associates The Fly Shop team has fished with or partnered with on international trips over the last 43 years. They are a cross section of some of the best outfitters The Fly Shop team knows of and trusts to deliver a great fly fishing experience.

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to unveil our new Lower 48 Program,” states Patrick Pendergast, director of travel for The Fly Shop. “We have been fishing these destinations for close to 40 years, and now we are going to put that experience to work for our friends and clients.”

The Fly Shop’s staff members have extensive experience in states including Montana, Colorado, Texas, and more, and their breadth of expertise will serve anglers traveling in the lower 48 states well. The Fly Shop’s initial launch includes numerous world-class destinations in Montana and Idaho with more to come soon.

Learn more:

https://www.theflyshop.com/lower48/index.html

About The Fly Shop:

Since 1978, The Fly Shop has been Northern California’s fly fishing headquarters and an outfitter to anglers all over the world. The Fly Shop provides the highest quality products, guided fly fishing experiences, and angling travel destinations in all of fly fishing. For more information about The Fly Shop, please visit their website and follow The Fly Shop on FacebookInstagramand Twitter.

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Nautilus Reels Releases New GTX Reel

MIAMI (February 18, 2020) — The new Nautilus GTX reel is now available and ready to hit the water. Building on their world-famous performance and tradition, Nautilus Reels is pleased to announce these new high-performance reels can now be purchased at fly shops around the world.

The GTX from Nautilus Reels is in a class of its own. Designed to be fished beyond IGFA regulations, this reel is equipped to go head-to-head with your terminal tackle, and with a maximum drag of 25+ pounds, the GTX is built to put the brakes on the fastest and strongest fish on the planet.

The GTX is a 5-inch diameter reel with a narrow 1.1-inch wide spool that holds 540 yards of 50-pound braid. The spool is lightweight and intricately machined with our Giga spool design to promote strength, maximum line pickup, and fast line drying to prevent corrosion when stored.

The GTX Pentadrag braking system is a brand new design that is best described as a hybrid NV-G/CCF-X2/X-Series drag on steroids. The new Pentadrag features three cork and carbon fiber surfaces and two free floating carbon fiber surfaces, which are topped with a Kevlar®/carbon fiber hybrid precision plate that ensures even pressure at all points of the drag surfaces. The cork acts as an insulation and compression material to ensure a smooth drag transition, while the carbon fiber delivers the market-leading and overall smoothness that Nautilus Reels is known for.

To control the drag tension, Nautilus designed the all new GripTorq drag knob. Intricately machined on four axes to promote strength, lighter weight, and more grip than on any other drag knob in the industry. The GTX GripTorq drag knob measures 1.9-inches in diameter.

The Nautilus Reels GTX delivers 8.7 ounces of optimized fighting power at an MSRP of $1300.00 for the reel and $575.00 for the spool. Available in matte black or brushed titanium anodizing.


About Nautilus Reels:

Nautilus Reels produces an award-winning line of reels from its headquarters in Miami, Florida. Nautilus is on the forefront of reel innovation and maintains a tradition of experience and excellence while continuously improving performance. For more information about Nautilus Reels, please visit their website and follow Nautilus on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Off the Grid Studios Announces New Film — “The Whitewater”

The Whitewater — 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour Trailer from Beattie Productions | OTGStudios on Vimeo.

Off the Grid Studios Announces New Film — “The Whitewater”

New Film from Off the Grid Studios Will Premiere in the 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour

BEND, Oregon (January 21, 2020) — Off the Grid Studios is pleased to announce “The Whitewater” — a new film that will premiere in the 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour. With support from the Orvis Company, “The Whitewater” captures footage from Alaska and Oregon where Kate Crump and her husband find both beauty and meaning on the water.

Throughout their lives, Kate and her husband Justin have prioritized time on the water more than nearly all else in their lives. As fly fishing guides splitting time between Oregon and Alaska, they live the dream of many anglers — having an endless season of chasing trout, steelhead, and salmon. However, their connection to the water makes them face the reality that many rivers and wild places now require a fight for their survival.

“In ‘The Whitewater,’ Kate Crump finds that time on the water gives her nearly everything that is meaningful to her,” explains filmmaker RA Beattie. “And it is in the clarity she finds on the water that she realizes her need to give back and defend wild places — a responsibility we all share in the end.”

“The Whitewater” will be featured in the 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour, which begins January 25, 2020, in Bozeman, Montana. This is the 17th film from Off the Grid Studios/Beattie Outdoors Productions in the Fly Fishing Film Tour since the event began 14 years ago.

“The Whitewater” was directed by RA Beattie and written and produced by RA Beattie and Tim Harden.

About Off the Grid Studios:

Off the Grid Studios is a network of talented people from around the world who take the creative process from concept to fruition. From content creation to marketing, the Off the Grid Studios team has been delivering creative storytelling for more than a decade.

For more information about Off the Grid Studios, please visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Nautilus Reels and Sight Line Provisions Limited Edition Redfish Reel Series to Support Texas Conservation

MIAMI (November 18, 2019) — Nautilus Reels has created a limited edition series of reels to support conservation efforts in Texas. Curated with art from Sight Line Provisions, these reels will be offered at Gordy & Sons with proceeds going to the Port Aransas Conservancy.

The Middle Texas Coast currently faces numerous threats, including a massive dredging project, desalination plants discharging waste into the inner bays, the development of the treasured Port Aransas area for the purpose of building a giant tank farm, and inshore loading terminals for super tankers. The Port Aransas Conservancy (PAC) is combating these efforts, and Nautilus Reels, Sight Line Provisions, and Texas guide JT Van Zandt have come together to create a reel that will raise money to support PAC’s work of protecting this ecosystem.

“I am proud to associate with sponsors who support conservation. Nautilus Reels is such a brand,” states JT Van Zandt — an ambassador for Nautilus Reels and Sight Line Provisions. “They are releasing a redfish series reel to be sold exclusively at Gordy & Sons in Houston with all proceeds to benefit Port Aransas Conservancy. With all the challenges facing our natural resources and remaining wild areas throughout the world, it’s hard to select a specific cause to support. From the loss of public lands, water and air quality issues, deforestation, industrial pollution, and plastic-filled seas, one starts by focusing within their own household and in their own backyard. PAC is spearheading the fight to save the water quality of the estuary and the tourism industry of the Middle Texas Coast, which is the place I live and work, and I am proud to support their work.”

Protect Port A from Port Aransas Conservancy on Vimeo.

For Sight Line Provisions, the collaboration is an important way to raise awareness as well as funds for an important ecological issue. “We are proud to be partnering with Nautilus, JT Van Zandt, and Gordy & Sons to create these Redfish Marsh & Cattails Edition Reels to benefit the Port Aransas Conservancy,” says Edgar Diaz, founder of Sight Line Provisions. “Sight Line Provisions is dedicated to creating products and accessories that connect people to the outdoors, but we also value conservation and protecting our natural resources so that future generations can experience them.”

The Redfish Marsh & Cattails Edition Reels are customized specifically for this effort and are available at Gordy & Sons at the link below.

https://gordyandsons.com/our-brands/nautilus-reels/ltd-edition-nautilus-xl-max-50331.html


About Nautilus Reels:

Nautilus Reels produces an award-winning line of reels from its headquarters in Miami, Florida. Nautilus is on the forefront of reel innovation and maintains a tradition of experience and excellence while continuously improving performance. For more information about Nautilus Reels, please visit their website and follow Nautilus on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Sight Line Provisions:

Sight Line Provisions is inspired by the state of mind that all outdoor lovers get when we are in our element; what we see in our “Sight Line” is personal and most often what makes our time on the water or in the field special. These designs are symbols of our shared passion for nature and the thrill of seeing wildlife in their element. Whether you are a photographer, fisher, hunter or hiker; we all share those unexpected moments in the wild that speak directly to our soul.For more information about Sight Line Provisions, please visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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Untamed Angling Announces Xingu Lodge — A New Operation for Fly Fishing for Giant Payara

MANAUS, Brazil (November 5, 2019) — Untamed Angling is pleased to announce Xingu Lodge — a new destination for jungle fly fishing. Located on the Rio Xingu in the Brazilian Amazon, Xingu Lodge will focus primarily on fly fishing for giant payara.

Payara, one of the ultimate jungle predators, are known largely for their sizable teeth and aggressive behavior. For many years, Untamed Angling sought to find waters where fly anglers could target these remarkable fish and find true trophy payara.

“We searched tirelessly for the ultimate destination for payara,” states Rodrigo Salles, partner and CEO of Brazil Destinations for Untamed Angling. “It turned out that the best location we could find was on the Rio Xingu — a river completely protected on indigenous land by the Kayapo people and very close to Kendjam. It was an exciting secret they were holding, and we are thrilled that they are sharing this special place with us and our guests. It is an exclusive destination with world-class fishing.”

Untamed Angling has exclusive access to these protected waters, where payara are known to reach more than 20 pounds. Additionally, Rio Xingu’s clear waters are ideal for fly anglers who want to target payara with a range of fly fishing techniques and also target additional species such as peacock bass, wolf fish, and more.

Untamed Angling is currently undergoing an exploratory season and working on a new lodge in preparation of their 2020 season. Xingu Lodge has easy travel logistics, and accommodations will include comfortable double occupancy wood cabins with box spring beds, en suite bathrooms, hot water, electricity, satellite WIFI, and delicious food. The camp is located on the banks of the Rio Xingu and looks out over a gorgeous rapid and pool.

About Untamed Angling:

Founded in 2001 by Marcelo Pérez, Untamed Angling takes a unique approach to destination fly fishing by combining fly fishing in exclusive areas with a significant social benefit to local populations and the preservation of natural resources. This model project allows Untamed Angling to explore the best areas for fishing while supporting local communities, cultures, and ecosystems. For more information about Untamed Angling, please visit their website. Also, learn more about Xingu Lodge on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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Indifly Announces the Indifly Corps — A New Monthly Giving Program with Benefits

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (October 29, 2019) — Indifly is pleased to announce the Indifly Corps — a monthly giving program that allows donors to support Indifly’s efforts while making a stronger connection to their work. As a group of monthly givers on a mission to improve indigenous communities, Indifly Corps donors will become important investors in supporting Indifly’s community partners.

Indifly, a nonprofit organization, uses fly fishing as a tool for transforming the lives of indigenous peoples and protecting valued environments. In an effort to increase their initiatives at the Rewa Eco-Lodge in Guyana, the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, Anaa Atoll in French Polynesia, and future projects currently in development, Indifly is inviting donors to become sustaining members.

By joining Indifly Corps, donors commit to making a $20 recurring gift each month, which will help Indifly continue to make an impact on the communities they serve. The Indifly Corps gives donors access to special benefits, including exclusive content, entry into a monthly giveaway (with items such as exclusive Indifly apparel, Costa Sunglasses, drinkware from YETI, and gear from other partners), and an annual giveaway of a hosted trip to an Indifly destination.

“Indifly creates sustainable, local economies that empower communities to conserve natural resources,” explains Indifly Executive Director Matt Shilling. “We are excited to launch the Indifly Corps as a vehicle to engage people in our cause. These are not meant to be passive donations — we want Indifly Corps members to feel connected and invested in our mission. For less than 66 cents a day, individuals can have a big impact on the communities we serve.”

The first 100 people who join will get a limited edition Indifly YETI Rambler. Learn more at indifly.org/indiflycorps.

About Indifly:

Indifly is a nonprofit organization that uses fly fishing as a tool for transforming the lives of indigenous peoples and protecting valued environments. Indifly works to create sustainable local economies that empower communities to conserve natural resources. Current Indifly projects include Rewa, Guyana, Anaa Atoll, French Polynesia, and the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

For more information about Indifly, please visit indifly.org and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Nautilus Reels Launches Custom Reel Builder

MIAMI (October 10, 2019) — Nautilus Reels is pleased to announce the launch of their new online custom reel builder. For years, anglers have sought a range of customizations for their reels, and now these custom reels can be fine-tuned and viewed online before ordering.

“Rather than imagining or calling in a favor at the Nautilus factory to send color combination pictures, you can now use our custom reel builder,” states Kristen Mustad of Nautilus Reels. “Simply go to the custom reel builder on our website, select parts and colors, and easily determine retail pricing. When you’re ready to order, the site will generate a PDF that you can fill in and give to your local fly shop to submit to us.”

Anglers seeking to customize reels care deeply about the smallest details. From frame color to drag knob color to fish engravings, they can now see exactly what they are ordering and easily make changes. Ultimately, this allows anglers to customize reels that perfectly suit their needs and easily place orders with local fly shops.

Learn more:

https://www.nautilusreels.com/product-category/custom-reel-builders/

About Nautilus Reels:

Nautilus Reels produces an award-winning line of reels from its headquarters in Miami, Florida. Nautilus is on the forefront of reel innovation and maintains a tradition of experience and excellence while continuously improving performance. For more information about Nautilus Reels, please visit their website and follow Nautilus on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

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30/30 for the Deschutes Urges River Supporters to Take 30 Seconds to Support the Deschutes for 30 Years

BEND, Oregon (October 10, 2019) — 30/30 for the Deschutes is calling on all those who support a healthy Deschutes River to take action today so that the river, its wildlife, and the river community can have a healthier tomorrow.

After decades of mismanagement and irresponsible stewardship, the Deschutes River and some of its tributaries are in danger of collapse. 30/30 for the Deschutes is urging people to submit comments to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service so that the Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan, which is in the process of being finalized, considers the needs of the ecosystem as they plan policies and regulations.

Presently, the inadequacy of river flows fail to meet the minimum habitat requirements for the most vulnerable species in the river, including Oregon spotted frogs, trout, steelhead, and salmon. Rivers and fish need water, and 30/30 for the Deschutes calls on river supporters to demand adequate streamflows so that these species are protected and the habitat degradation on the Deschutes does not worsen.

From now through November 18, 2019, which is when the public commenting period for the Deschutes River Basin HCP ends, 30/30 for the Deschutes is urging  people to submit comments to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service via their commenting postcards or an online form available at deschutes3030.org. The individuals at 30/30 for the Deschutes contend that if we do not demand change and this irresponsible water waste continues, we risk losing salmon, steelhead, Oregon spotted frogs, native redband trout, bull trout, and more. They also fear that rural farmers with junior water rights and their communities could risk collapse, that Central Oregon could face negative impacts to outdoor recreation and tourism, and that our community’s quality of life will be forever changed.

About 30/30 for the Deschutes:

30/30 for the Deschutes is a grassroots community-driven effort to get the word out about the public commenting period for the Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan. For more information about 30/30 for the Deschutes, please visit their website and find them on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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Tres Pescados Slam Raises $15,000 for Belize Conservation and the Effort to Ban Gillnets

SAN PEDRO, Belize (August 8, 2019) — Tres Pescados Fly Shop is pleased to announce another successful year of its annual Tres Pescados Slam fishing tournament. The 11th Annual Tres Pescados Slam welcomed guests to Belize to compete in an upbeat and easygoing tournament that had one objective above all else: promoting conservation and ecological sustainability in Belize.

This year the Tres Pescados Slam raised $15,000 for the Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries, which will support the efforts to ban the destructive gillnets that plague the region’s waters.

“There is a tremendous effort underway in Belize to ban gillnets, and the Tres Pescados Slam is proud once again to donate the proceeds of our event to the Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries,” said Wil Flack, owner of Tres Pescados. “I would like to thank all our anglers and sponsors for continuing to support sustainable sport fishing in Belize. This event continues to promote conservation and education so that future generations can enjoy bonefish, permit, and tarpon.”

The success of the tournament is largely due to the generosity of its sponsors, and the Tres Pescados Slam enjoyed support from Simms, YETI, the Belize Tourism Board, Oceana, Costa Sunglasses, Scott Fly Rods, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, Tropic Air, El Pescador, Victoria House, Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute, Holiday Hotel, Marcelo, Belize Permit Club, Hatch Outdoors, and Tangelo.

The fishing at the tournament did not disappoint. “A few slams, some big tarpon, and several permit made for a great tournament,” noted Flack. A total of 11 teamsparticipated this year. Team GoFish (Zach Kolanda and Abbie Marin) took first place,  team Excalibur (Rob Block and Parnell Coc) took second place, and team Redhouse (John and Tina Winkler, Darrel Smith) came in third.

Next year’s Tres Pescados Slam will take place July 15-18, 2020 in San Pedro, Belize.

 

About Tres Pescados Fly Shop:

Located in San Pedro, Tres Pescados Fly Shop is Belize’s only full-service fly shop, offering guided fly fishing trips and charters throughout the country as well as rentals, rod repairs, and a full retail selection. For more information about Tres Pescados, please visit their website and find them on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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