Author Archives: Erin Block

Smith Celebrates Women in Action Sports Throughout October

Through the month of October, Smith Optics will highlight women in action sports through their ‘Strong. Beautiful. Unstoppable.’ campaign. Smith will also donate$1 for every pair of sunglasses sold on their website to First Descents, a non-profit offering young adult … more

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Tippets: Antifreeze of the Antarctic, River Bass, Water of the West

Fish species of the Antarctic manufacture proteins that simulate “antifreeze” and help them survive the extreme temperatures. New research shows that the antifreeze protein-bound ice crystals inside these fishes do not melt as the temperatures rise. Via Science Daily. Casting … more

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OWAA Statement on U.S. Forest Service Directive for Commercial Filming in Wilderness Areas

The Outdoor Writers Association has come out in strong opposition to a recent U.S. Forest Service proposal that would require media outlets to pay for special-use permits before they taking film or photography in federally designated wilderness areas. Read more … more

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Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing Somewhere in Lapland”

This film short from Silvo Leinonen offers some wonderful footage of the waters and fish of Lapland.

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Tippets: Magic of Soft Hackles, Native Amazon Fishing Toxins, Tips for Instagram

Likening soft hackles to sharks, both the “oldest of their ilk,” Louis Cahill writes about the effectiveness of soft hackle flies. For tying recipes as well as techniques for fishing, check out his recent article on Gink & Gasoline. Researchers … more

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Video Hatch: “Something Got Me”

This film short from Henrik Malmland has beautiful footage of scenery and trout fishing in Norway.

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The Company You Keep

Perhaps the best advice on how to improve your skills on the water is to fish with anglers who are more accomplished and knowledgeable than yourself. “Successful fishing begins in your head,” writes Matthew Copeland. “What’s in there is influenced … more

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Interview with Lefty

From reading lists to current projects, and beginnings as a commercial fisherman to creating fly casting DVDs, Lefty Kreh talks about it all in a quick interview with Chris Wright on Gear Patrol. However, “Everything I know is subject to change,” … more

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CFR: Cast One for Hope

Casting for Recovery’s Single Fly Event will be held October 3-4, 2014 in Hamilton, Montana. The event will be professionally guided, with proceeds going to benefit women with breast cancer. Check out the Casting for Recovery website for more information … more

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Tippets: Salmon Cam, Tacky Fly Box, Rivers Report

The Nature Conservancy has announced the annual return of their “Salmon Cam,” which offers a live view at the Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout moving upstream to spawn in the Shasta River. Jessica McGlothlin gives a first look … more

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