Author Archives: Erin Block
This this short film Dan Conway talks about how he came into fly fishing after inheriting his grandfather’s fly rod. Via Emilie Milcarek.
Carp are more intelligent than many anglers give them credit for, and they reside in diverse ecosystems, which factor into fly choice. Jay Zimmerman, author of The Best Carp Flies: How to Tie and Fish Them, writes about factors that play … more
On Okinawa Island between mainland Japan and Taiwan researchers have found the world’s oldest fish hook to date. The hooks, carved from shells, date back approximately 23,000 years and were used to catch parrotfish and eels. The research is published … more
Tippets: West’s “New Normal,” Brook Trout Hormones, Yellowstone Grayling, Elwha Dam Demolition Continues
The recent fish die offs in the Yellowstone River predict a “new normal” for fisheries due to climate change, writes Alexis Bonogofsky. “The fish kill is not just an inconvenience for fishermen. The consequences of climate change are reverberating throughout … more
The drone video of this short film features the river Ekso in Eksingedalen in Hordaland, Norway. Via Morten Kjetland.
Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced Dave Student in the role of Fly Specialist. Student will be responsible for quality assurance, sourcing new fly-tying materials, and selecting new fly patterns. Read more in the press release below.
Stephen Brutger writes about a different kind of “trophy” shot, and one of the most important decisions you make when heading out on the water: who you take with. Via Stalking the Seam. Dutch and American scientists have developed waders … more
Guide Tim Drummond’s water boatman fly pattern is a must-have for fishing stillwater for trophy rainbows. It originated from fishing Delaney Butte Lakes in North Park, Colorado. Learn to tie this simple and effective pattern in a recent tutorial via Fly … more