Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “Cold Waters”

Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies, Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Steve Hemkens of Orvis, Tim Romano of Angling Trade and Todd Tanner of Conservation Hawks share their thoughts on angling and climate change in this important short film.

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Trout Fishing: A Line to the Past

At the beginning of another trout season James Prosek examines how fly fishing connects us to our past. “This, I have concluded after many years of doing it, must be primarily why we fish, to satisfy some latent impulse deep in … more

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Video Hatch: “#SaveDorados *3”

This short video features the work of Dr. Andy Danylchuk of the University of Massachusetts Amherst on emerging golden dorado fisheries in Argentina. More information can be found on the Indiegogo funding campaign site for the research project.

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Tippets: Practicing on Panfish, Tim Drummond’s Flies, Saving California Steelhead

Panfish are often disregarded as beginner fish or for kids. However, Joe Cermele writes about how chasing these species can sharpen your skills for the “grown up” species as well. Via Fly Talk, Field & Stream. Guide and fly tier Tim … more

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ECHO Glass Switch and Spey Rod Series

Echo has announced the release of the first major series of fiberglass spey and switch rods in the fly fishing industry, and contrary to some popular expectations, they boast benefits over many fast-action graphite rods. Read more in the press … more

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Video Hatch: “Testify”

This short film presents a visual adaptation from the essay “Testament of a Fisherman,” published in 1964 by Michigan author John Voelker. Via Aaron Peterson for Travel Marquette Michigan.

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Tippets: Short Casts, Cross Training

Even if you can’t cast very far, you can still catch a lot of fish, writes Chad Shmukler. “The anglers on the stream that aren’t throwing line farther than they need to are often the ones catching the most fish.” In … more

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New Program Supports Research and Protections for Golden Dorado

Golden Dorado in the Salta Region of Argentina will receive some much needed help through newly funded research that will support future management decisions and strategies. Fish Simply has launched an IDIEGOGO campaign to help with funding for this important … more

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Tippets: Smallmouth Flies, Tao of Filmmaking, Trout and State Lines

From poppers and damselflies to classics such as the Dahlberg Diver, Kip Vieth of Wildwood Float Trips runs down his list of the top ten patterns when fishing for smallmouth bass. In a recent article on Trello, Lauren Moon writes about … more

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Video Hatch: “Greenies Invade”

A group of Colorado fly anglers head north to Wyoming’s North Platte River for prime-time spring runs. Via Yukon Goes Fishing.

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