Cutthroat Anglers

Trapper Rudd purchased Arapahoe Anglers a decade ago, and promptly renamed the fly shop in Silverthorne after Colorado’s state fish. Cutthroat employs five or six shop staff at the peak of the season, along with 16 to 18 guides covering such waters as the Colorado, South Platte, Arkansas, Blue, Williams Fork, and Roaring Fork, as…

Andrew Madoff invests in Abel Automatics.

Fortune Magazine: Madoff’s Fly-Fishing Connection

Fortune Magazine February 2, 2009 Page 19 FLY FISHERMEN maybe the next subculture tangled up in the Madoff mess, thanks to Bernard Madoff’s younger son, Andrew. As the alleged $5o billion Ponzi scheme continued to claim victims including Manhattan philanthropists, Florida retirees, and Minnesotans (see page 8o), anglers worried how its fallout might affect Abel…


The Show Must Go On

New Owners Ensure a Future for the Flyfishing Film Tour A mass e-mail went out on December 31st from the four “Fish Bum” members of AEG—Thad Robison, Justin Crump, Chris Owens, and Brian Jill —to all of the 2009 sponsors of the Flyfishing Film Tour. The message contained three short sentences, with the important one…

Here’s how you float the Yellowstone

Class Distinction on the Yellowstone

Here’s how you float the Yellowstone: With a good friend, it’s impossible to make a mistake. It’s also impossible not to. Every oar splash and drift through a seam is cause for good-natured accusation and graceful riposte (“You’re the shithead.” / “Hey, fuck you.”) Waiting your turn at the put-in, sizing up the other fishermen.…

Chris Patterson

Drift: The Crew

The Confluence Films team is comprised of three partners — Chris Patterson, Jim Klug and Tom Bie. Chris Patterson Director and Cinematographer Best known for his work in the realm of action sports, Chris has worked for the past 16 years as lead Director/Cinematographer of Warren Miller Ski Films. Chris’s stunning visuals and unparalleled camerawork…


Drift: The Movie

A Confluence Films, LLC Production Click here to order By now, thankfully, a number of quality flyfishing films have been produced. Some have been very well made, but were a little too short without a broad range of subject matter. Others have been long, only to have you wishing they were shorter. And others have…