Author Archives: Erin Block

The Madison, and Conservation, Loses a Friend

Alex Diekmann, a tireless advocate for the Madison and greater Yellowstone area, passed away at his Bozeman home on February 1. Even while fighting his cancer diagnosis, Diekmann continued to work on what would be his last project, conserving 23,000 acres of forested … more

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Tippets: Fishing with Jim Harrison, Techniques for Turbulent Waters

In a recent piece in the Anglers Journal Chris Dombrowski writes about floating Montana’s Big Hole River with author Jim Harrison. “What I love most about fishing with Jim is that he’s constantly altering your perception of him, which allows you … more

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Video Hatch: “Land of the Three”

Great underwater flats footage makes up this short film from John Irwin.

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Tippets: Tying with Synthetic Bucktail, Interview with Bob Younger, Off-River Prep

In a two-part video series, Andy from Chasing Silver Flies demonstrates how to tie with synthetic bucktail material. Material preparation, blending, and instructions for tying the CSF Launce pattern are covered. View Part One and Part Two.  Covering everything from … more

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Sage, RIO, and Casting for Recovery Partner to Send Women Fly Fishing

Sage and RIO have announced a significant sum of money raised and donated for Casting for Recovery, through a portion of sales from Sage’s GRACE Outfit and RIO’s custom RIO Gold pink line as well as company matching. Read more … more

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Tippets: The Sushi Project, Saving Blackadore Caye, Restoring Hetch Hetchy, Hatchery on Michigan’s Au Sable, Stripers Forever Fundraiser Auction

Cooperative projects in California between rice farmers and environmentalists are using flooded rice fields, mimicking the rich floodplains where juvenile salmon once thrived, to rear threatened species of Pacific salmon. Read more in “The Sushi Project,” via Yale. Fly anglers are … more

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Video Hatch: “Angler”

This short film highlights guide Maddie Brenneman, her passion for the sport, and her commitment to conservation. Via LED Lenser.

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Tippets: Fly Hacks with David Goodrich, F3T 10th Anniversary, Advice From Guides

While anyone can follow a recipe, “knowing how and why certain ingredients are used can lead you to make better cakes,” explains David Goodrich. And the same applies to fly pattern recipes as well. Don’t miss the most recent installment … more

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Video Hatch: “Back Country Fly Fishing the Gunnison Gorge”

This short film features the beauty and wildness of the Gunnison Gorge. Via Shire Life Boys.

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Tippets: Winter Dreaming, Safe Travel, Flies for Stillwater Trout

From searching for bull trout to chironomid fishing lakes after ice-off, Greg Thomas offers a guide to “big dreams” to help anglers through the last, often long, stretch of winter. Via Angler’s Tonic. If you’re planning an international fly fishing trip, … more

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