Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Choosing Your Target, Wildfire Awareness

There’s a choice when it comes to targeting trout: numbers or size. Domenick Swentosky writes about choosing many fish or chasing trophies in this article via Troutbitten. “The American West is a tinderbox right now with more than 80 fires … more

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TJ McMeniman Joins Costa as Vice President of Marketing

Costa Del Mar has announced TJ McMeniman as Vice President of marketing for the company. “I am excited to join the Costa team and have the chance to lead a brand with such a rich heritage and loyal following,” says … more

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Tippets: Playing Fish on Windy Days, Tenkara Lines

Wind is an always present factor of fly fishing in Wyoming, and Bob Reece explains how it not only affects casting but also landing fish. “This weather altering force can also act as a source of frustration for many anglers. … more

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Digital GPS Mobile and Paper Fishing Maps

Map the Xperience has announced the release of 18 digital GPS accurate pocket fold out fly fishing and fishing maps of 26 rivers in the western U.S. Read more in the press release below

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Video Hatch: “The Way Forward”

This interactive video explores solutions for a sustainable long-term plan to save the Columbia River salmon that provides spiritual sustenance for tribes, food for the table, hundreds of millions in business and ecological benefits.

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Tippets: Sun Shirt Reviews, History of Brown Trout

Whether fishing a high altitude lake or salt flats, sun protection should be a priority for anglers. Joe Jackson profiles some of the best sun shirts on the market in this article via Outside Online. While brown trout are not … more

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Tippets: Removing Small Dams, Fish Virus Spreading in Pacific Northwest, Recovering the Yellowcheek Darter

Large dam removal projects bring focused political resistance, but “conservationists are finding many landowners of small dams are happy to have them removed.” Read more about starting small from Kathleen Masterson via Vermont Public Radio. A highly contagious virus known … more

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Video Hatch: “Fishing the Lough Mask Part: 2”

This short film from 9p#5 Média features fly fishing for brown trout on the Lough Mask, Ireland.

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Tippets: PHWFF Healing Saturday, Autumn Fly Fishing

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing will host simultaneous daylong events to raise funds and awareness of the cause of injured and disabled veterans. “Healing Saturday,“ will take place at local fly shops across the country in … more

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Tippets: A Soldier’s Way, Native Fish Society Garage Sale

Son Tao is a 1st Sergeant in the U.S. Army, a PHWFF veteran participant, volunteer, and world-class fly tier. Joel Stewart, author of A Fly Rod in my Sea Bag: Fishing Adventures in Baghdad During Operation Iraqi Freedom, profiles Tao’s journey to … more

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