Author Archives: Erin Block

Smith Introduces XL Options

Following the success of its “Slim” option last year, Smith has introduced an “XL” choice for its Lowdown and Outlier sunglass frames. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Food Chain, On the Rocks, Underwater Photography

After spawning, salmon die, and in doing so they feed entire ecosystems. From grizzlies to wolves, at least 137 different species depend on pacific salmon carcasses for survival. Read more from Ed Hunt via Salmon Nation. Rocks are an important … more

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OIA Hires The Forest Group in Search for Executive Director

The Forest Group will help lead the Outdoor Industry Association in its national search for a new executive director. “We’re confident that they can find a strong leader to help shape the future of OIA and the important work that … more

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Video Hatch: “Casting a Lifeline”

This film features the work of Project Healing Waters in the words of participant and deputy regional coordinator First Sergeant Ira Strouse. Via Ford Go Further.

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Tippets: Big Fish on Tenkara, Report on Small Streams

While it’s often viewed as a tool for small streams and small fish, tenkara can be effective for larger fish, too. Louis Cahill has some good advice for fighting big fish on a tenkara rod in a recent piece on Gink … more

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TU Ten Special Places Essay Contest

The Trout Unlimited recent “10 Special Places” report will be the subject of an upcoming TU essay contest. Pieces should focus on one or more of these places and be no more than 500 words. Entry deadline is February 20, … more

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Tippets: Lost Lines, Becoming a Better Fishing Partner

Researchers are using lost and snagged fishing line to monitor illegal fishing activities in no-take marine reserves such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia. The results of the study, published recently in the journal PLOS ONE, found … more

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Of Whips and Fly Lines

In a recent interview with Variety, actor Jamie Dornan compares learning to use a whip for his upcoming role in the film “Fifty Shades of Gray” to casting a fly line. And while the crack of a fly line usually … more

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Video Hatch: “Mono | Chrome”

This beautiful footage comes from an upcoming project from Bloodknots called “Our Two Hands.”

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Tippets: Packing an Extra Rod, Virtual Ride on the Elwha

When a situation calls for an extra rod in tow, figuring out how to transport it can be tricky. In a recent video and post on Fin Lovers, Edward Truter demonstrates how to effectively attach a fly rod to a … more

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