Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: On Northern Pike, Record Numbers of Salmon in the Columbia

The northern pike is an incredible fish and worthy adversary on the fly rod. Discussing everything from habitat preferences to related species and even fly suggestions, Phil Monahan writes a great article on Esox Lucius. “Because pike will eat everything … more

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Video Hatch: “Young, Wild and Free”

To say that fly fishing takes you to beautiful places is an understatement when viewed from the perspective of this film shot at Lac Jovet in the French Alps. Via Steve Robert.

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Profile: Lori-Ann Murphy

Lori-Ann Murphy left her job as a registered nurse to “follow her bliss” in fly fishing. She co-founded Reel Women Fly-Fishing Adventures, guides privately, and also works at El Pescador Lodge as a guide. “It’s not a profession I ever … more

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Video Hatch: “The Journey Home, Episode 2 : Healing Waters”

The video series “The Journey Home,” focuses on veterans working together to overcome challenges of reintegrating to civilian life. And the second installment of the series highlights the work of Project Healing Waters in the lives of military veterans. Via …

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Tippets: SPOT GPS Review, Bringing Back Coasters

If you often venture to remote streams or backcountry waters, take some time to check out a recent review of the SPOT GPS Messenger system by Mike Sepelak. “Being able to keep my wife informed and comfortable that I was … more

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Tippets: Flyanthropy, Pikeminnows Move Up the Colorado, Fly Fishing Life Hacks

Flyanthropy flies from Innate Fly Fishing Company use high-quality materials to tie flies to extremely high standards, while providing high paying jobs and benefits to the community of Trat, Thailand. See more about where and how to support and order flies … more

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Protect the Salmonberry River

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is currently holding an open comment period for a proposed development plan for the Salmonberry River Corridor, which holds some of the purest populations of wild, native salmonids in the Pacific Northwest. The Salmonberry … more

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Vac Rac Introduces Vacuum Rod Rack

Vac Rac has announced the release of the Quad rack, which allows anglers to securely mount up to four fully-assembled rods to any smooth vehicle or boat surface whether steel, aluminum, glass or composite. Read more in the press release … more

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Fish Key in on Shrews, Study Finds

“Mousing” has developed a unique following of anglers who head out after dark to draw fish out with big, topwater mouse patterns. And a new study published in the journal Ecology of Freshwater Fish proves the effort may indeed be worth … more

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Tippets: Bull Trout Rush Back Up Dam-Free Elwha, Don’t Let Rod Action Change Your Stroke

Bull trout have already made their way up the Elwha River past the recently demolished Glines Canyon Dam. “We always knew the fish would return once the dams were removed,” says superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, “but these four fish passed through … more

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