Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Line Maintenance, Blind Setting the Hook

Fly lines can be expensive, and simple cleaning maintenance can add years to the life of a fly line. Steve Schweitzer writes about “Flyline Maintenance 101” in this article on Global Fly Fisher. George Daniel, author of Dynamic Nymphing, focuses … more

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AFFTA is Seeking Nominations For Two New High-Profile Awards

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced two new industry awards: the Jim Range Conservation Leadership Award and the AFFTA Industry Leadership Award. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “A River Worth Fighting For”

This short documentary from The Deschutes River Alliance explains how selective water withdrawal operations have impacted the health of the river and the community of Maupin, Oregon.

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Tippets: Top Five Streamers, Choosing the Right Rod & Reel

Winter is the perfect time for tying flies and re-stocking boxes for the next season. From the classic Gray Ghost to Galloup’s Sex Dungeon, Spencer Durrant runs down his list for the top streamer patterns every angler should have in … more

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Tippets: Endangered Status for Thompson Steelhead, EPA Suspends Clean Water Rule, Whirling Disease Found in Tennessee

Thompson River steelhead are now officially considered endangered under the Species At Risk Act in Canada. A recent assessment by The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada has determined populations in the Thompson River and Chilcotin River to … more

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Tippets: Observing Flight Patterns, Cold Weather Catch & Release Concerns

Anglers are used to looking for insects in stream and on rocks, but just as important, writes Peter Stitcher, is learning to match the hatch by observing flight patterns in the air. “Although you won’t be able to narrow things … more

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Emerger Strategies and Bonefish Tarpon Trust Announce Partnership Through 1% for the Planet

In 2017 Emerger Stragegies announced their commitment to 1% for the Planet, and for the coming year Bonefish Tarpon Trust (BTT) will be its nonprofit recipient for 2018. Read more in the press release below.

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Tips: National Geographic River Maps, Five Tips to Tie More Flies

National Geographic has debuted a line of river maps for Colorado, featuring detailed information on float routes, flow patterns, and usual fishing conditions. The map series features individual sections and of the Arkansas River and South Platte River. It’s easy … more

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TROUTS Fly Fishing looking for an eCommerce Manager

Denver-based Trouts Fly Fishing has announced their search for an eCommerce Manager. Read more in the press release below.

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Stillwater Fly Fishing App is Now Live

Phil Rowley and Brian Chan have announced the release of their Stillwater Fly Fishing App, packed with educational tips for fly fishing for trout in stillwaters. The app is available through both Google Play and iTunes. Read more in the … more

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