Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “Searching: 3 Days in Tarpon Season”

This short film, featuring Nathaniel Linville and Capt. John O’Hearn, offers great footage of fly fishing for tarpon in the lower Florida Keys. Via Catch 1 Films.

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New Fishing Titles from Skyhorse Publishing

Skyhorse Publishing has announced three new fly fishing titles to be released in their fall publishing lineup: “Side Casts: A Collection of Fly-Fishing Yarns by a Guy Who Can Spin Them” by Hoagy B. Carmichael, “Steelhead Country: Angling for a … more

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Video Hatch: “Polar Opposites: North—Fly Fishing”

The first in a two-part series on both northern and southern angling opportunities, this short film features winter fishing for bull trout in the Canadian Rockies. Via Adipose Productions.

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Tippets: Lines Demystified, Favorite Hopper Patterns

The diversity of fly lines on the market can make a choice difficult. Tom Larimer writes about the differences between polyleaders and sink tip lines, and offers good advice for when and how to use each. Read more via Hatch … more

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Tippets: Sustainable Industry Growth, “CHROME” Documentary, Returning Native Fish, Disease at Roseburg Hatchery

With the population booming on Colorado’s Front Range, Danny Frank recently took time to examine how the fly fishing industry can manage sustainable growth, and identified three areas that need a makeover: water laws, conservation practices, and controlling social media. … more

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Video Hatch: “Go North”

This short film from Trout in Trouble features great footage of fly fishing in Sweden.

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New Fly Fishing Books

The Bug Book: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Trout Stream Insects by Paul Weamer is a complete guide to aquatic entomology for fly anglers and covers everything from hatch charts to fly patterns and strategies. “The Bug Book” is great reference … more

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Reintroductions and Other Translocations

Kim Todd writes about “Reintroductions and Other Translocations” in a recent essay published on Guernica. From salmon in Piper’s Creek near Seattle, to bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout returning after the demolition of the Milltown Dam near Missoula, MT. “The … more

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Tippets: Winter Tenkara, Science in Translation, Tying Nail Knots

Winter is right around the corner, and Tim Romano takes a look at one of the benefits of fishing tenkara through the cold season: no iced-up guides. Read more via Field & Stream. As Josh Bergan writes, science articles can … more

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Video Hatch: “Nature Rx”

Set as a prescription drug commercial, this film short shows the benefits of nature in our daily lives. Via Dream Tree Film & Productions.

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