Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “One Day in Capetown”

This short film from Howler Brothers features a behind the scenes glimpse into the life and hometown of Howler Brothers Ambassador Christiaan Pretorius.

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Tippets: Interview with Barry and Cathy Beck, Deer Hair with Pat Cohen

Barry and Cathy Beck have travelled the world exploring new fly fishing opportunities.  In a recent interview on Venturing Angler they talk about their experiences around the world, from favorite to dream destinations. Read more here. Pat Cohen makes tying … more

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Flymen Fishing Co. Announces Fly Tying Contest

Flymen Fishing Company, in partnership with Orvis, Taylor Fly Fishing, Ahrex Hooks, and Renzetti, has announced an online fly tying contest. The Flymen team will vote to choose 1 weekly winner for 6 weeks. Read more in the press release … more

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Tippets: Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival, Crux Fly Rod Review

In a recent episode of the Fly Fishing Consultant podcast, Rob Snowhite talks with Beau Beasley about the upcoming Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival set to be held January 13-14, 2018, in Doswell, Virginia. “Beau covers what to expect … more

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Florida Keys Angling Associations Receive First Grants from IGFA Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund

The Guides Trust Foundation and Islamorada Charter Boat Association have been announced as the first grant recipients from the International Game Fish Association’s Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund. Read more in the press release below.  

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Tippets: Top Flies for December, Scale Magazine Issue 27

In a fun twist for the holiday season, this video from Trouts Fly Fishing brings a festive look at the top five flies for December fishing. If you’re headed out on the water during colder months, don’t miss these recommendations. … more

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Video Hatch: “The Elusive Marble”

In this short video from Keith Burtonwood, view beautiful footage of a marble trout taking a dry fly on the Soca River in Slovenia.

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Tippets: Picking One Water Type, Fly Fisherman Gear Guide

While fishing diverse water conditions can make you a better angler, so can fishing the same water with the same set-up, writes Domenick Swentosky. “I’m not suggesting that you need to spend years doing just one thing. That’s certainly a … more

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Tippets: Why Fish Don’t Swim Upside Down, November Flies

In this article, Harrison Tasoff examines why fish don’t swim upside down. “As a fish glides through its weightless, three-dimensional, watery world, it almost always stays right side up. The question—for both starships and fish—is why?” Read more via Smithsonian. … more

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Tippets: EPA Drops Mining Clean Up Rule, Mangroves and Climate Change, Mining in Southwest Oregon

The Trump administration will no longer require “mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution,” reports Matthew Brown in The Chicago Tribune. Even though “The U.S. mining industry has a long history of abandoning … more

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