Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “The Big Eat”

This film from Capt. Jack Productions features incredible aerial footage of fly fishing for taimen.

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Tippets: Subsurface Flies for Largemouth Bass, Reading Rivers of the Past

From the classic Clouser minnow pattern to deer hair divers, Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides runs down the list of his top picks for subsurface flies for largemouth bass. “Much as a dry-fly junkie as I am,” he writes, … more

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Job Opportunity: Shop Manager, Ole Florida Fly Shop

Ole Florida Fly Shop based in Boca Raton, Florida has announced their search for a shop manager to assume the responsibilities of daily operations. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Peak Season: High & Dry”

The height of the summer fishing season can be exhausting for guides. This short film from BLOODKNOTS features two guides trying to maintain a life and work balance.  

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Tippets: Profile of Rodmaker Bill Oyster, Presenting Flies to Tarpon

Bill Oyster is the owner of Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods in Blue Ridge, GA. After a promising cycling career derailed, fly fishing focused his life. Elizabeth Hutchison writes a profile piece of Oyster’s journey and passion for bamboo rod … more

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Tippets: Hunters and Anglers Turn on Zinke, Warming Oceans Force Fish from Native Waters, The Colorado Pikeminnow

Initially praised by fishing and hunting groups, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is not finding favor with those groups now. “To date, it’s been overwhelmingly development, development, development,” says,” Whit Fosburgh, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, “without … more

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Tippets: Patagonia Rio Azul Waders, Fishing the Night Shift

If you’re on the market for a lightweight pair of waders for summertime fishing, catch this review of the Rio Azul waders from Patagonia. “The Rio Azuls are light enough to wear on fairly lengthy hikes to get to fishing … more

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Innovation & Expansion Headline Korkers 2018 Collection

Korkers released new innovations and products at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in Orlando, Florida. Highlights include The Wraptr Wading Boot, Women’s DarkHorse Wading Boot, and the Savier Sole Bag. Read more in the press release below.   

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Video Hatch: “Big Fish 1983”

There are more than a few ways to get to the water. This short film features motorcycling and fly fishing. Via youngandsplash.

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New Fly Fishing Books

Cold Hearted River: A Sean Stranahan Mystery by Keith McCafferty is the sixth novel in the acclaimed Sean Stranahan mystery series. In this new story, a murder investigation finds Stranahan on the trail of fishing gear purported to have belonged … more

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