Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Saving the Yellowstone, Good News on Animas River, Norway’s Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture, Mining Fishout Programs

Mike Penfold, a former Bureau of Land Management state director, has a plan to save the Yellowstone River: the Montana Recreation Waterway that would run along the river on public land, some of which is currently unrecognized. Read more about … more

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Video Hatch: “Kamchatka Steelhead Project”

This film from Yeti features a group of anglers as they document and preserve the legacy of Kamchatka’s Steelhead population on Russia’s eastern coast.

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Andy Mill, “The Heart of an Angler”

Once one of the country’s most promising downhill skiers, Andy Mill found a second chance at greatness through fly fishing for tarpon. “Some of his fishing friends refer to Mill as Peter Pan,” writes Monte Burke. “They mean it in … more

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Video Hatch: “Punk Trout”

Watch “frisky fish feeding and fighting” in this underwater footage from River Snorkel.

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Tippets: Topwater Flies for Smallmouth Bass, Fly Fishing Books

Summer is prime time for fishing topwater flies. From classics like the Dahlberg Diver and Gartside Gurgler to all-around damselfly patterns, Kip Vieth of Wildwood Float Trips profiles the best topwater flies for smallmouth bass. Appreciation of fly fishing “naturally extends … more

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Winston Welcomes Jim Murphy to Sales Team

The R. L. Winston Rod Company has announced that Jim Murphy will join the company’s sales team. Murphy is a veteran of the fly fishing industry in product and business development and has founded three brands: Redington, Albright and Douglas. … more

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Tippets: Underwater Photography, Intro to Fly Lines and Leaders

Capturing photos underwater is no doubt better for the fish, but it can be difficult for an angler to master. A recent article by Kris Millgate offers great tips for filming underwater. “I started shooting underwater footage in 2011 and I … more

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Fishpond Brings Function and Style to 2017 Product Line


Fishpond has released their new products for 2017, which all debuted at the International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Orlando July 13-15, 2016. The new products will be available fall 2016. Read more in the press release below.

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Video: McGuane Answers “Does Fishing Mean Anything?”

Angler and award-winning author Thomas McGuane presented the talk “Does Fishing Mean Anything?” on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Museum of the Rockies Hager Auditorium as part of the MSU Library Trout & Salmonid Lecture Series. Trout are “emblematic …

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Tippets: AMFF Presents Vintage Field & Stream Covers, Millgate on Floating the Salmon River

The American Museum of Fly Fishing has compiled an online portfolio and history of Field & Stream, including vintage illustrated covers. Read more about artists Arthur Davenport Fuller and Tom Rost via AMFF. Kris Millgate writes about floating and fishing … more

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