Author Archives: Erin Block

Video: “I Love Guiding on the Green”

As part of the “I Love” video series from The Salt Lake City Tribune, this short film features fly fishing guide Colby Crossland and his love for the Green River. “I have the best office of anybody I know,” he …

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Tippets: Mending Line, Bristol Bay Update, Currier’s World Travels

Mending your line give you a better drift, but mastering the skill to do so can be difficult. Tom Rosenbauer offers tips for achieving good drifts in a recent video and article via Orvis. While the fight to save Bristol … more

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Tippets: Commercial Fly Tying, Northern Migrations, Tips for a New Season

There is still room for individual commercial fly tiers, says Charlie Craven, but you have to find a niche. Read more about what you need to know if you want to sell flies commercially in a recent interview with Craven … more

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Video Hatch: “#playwiththebest”

This short film from Dave Smith profiles bush pilot Dale Douglas and his backcountry work in British Columbia.

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Tippets: Long Leaders, Invasive Landmarks, Buggy Flies

Especially in clear water conditions, extra feet of leader/tippet is worth more than extra feet of casting distance, writes Kirk Deeter. He gives some tips on mastering building and turning over longer leaders in a recent piece on Field and … more

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Public Access in New Mexico

A bill moving through New Mexico legislature would restrict access to rivers and streams that cross over private property. Voice your support for public access by contacting New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and tell her to veto SB 226.

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Video Hatch: “Horizons”

Anglers are in constant chase of the horizon, and what’s around the next bend. Forever West Media offers beautiful footage of that chase in this teaser footage from their first short film.

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Tippets: Becoming a Guide, Bonefish & Sunscreen, Washington’s High Lakes

If you’re a guide, or working to become one, don’t miss Cameron Rhodes’s advice on how to do the job better. Perhaps most importantly: “Never lose sight of why you became a guide. Few get the opportunity to be guides and … more

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Video Hatch: “Seasons”

This short trailer features footage from the upcoming film from Max Rhulen on fly fishing Colorado throughout the year.

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Tippets: Tying the X-Tail, Lost & Found on the Salt River

In a recent video, musky master David Goodrich explains everything you need to know about hook mechanics and choice, and also demonstrates how to tie his go-to pattern, the X-Tail HTV. Don’t miss this episode of “Fly Hacks.” Two years … more

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