Author Archives: Erin Block

“The Courage of Hope”

In a recent piece, Matt Smythe writes about hope and veterans; on the water and returning from war. “Ultimately, it’s a gift of presence, and greater courage. On the water and in life. Elusive, yes. But attainable. And absolutely worth … more

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Top 10 Underreported Conservation Stories of 2014

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership has released a list of the top 10 conservation stories that deserved more press in the past year. Read more in the press release below.

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Senate Passes Public Lands Measures

A new federal defense re-authorization bill recently passed by the Senate promises new measures to protect fish and game habitat in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Montana. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “The Lost Boys of Yantarni”

This film trailer follows the hardy souls who live, guide, and fly fish on one of the most formidable outreaches of the Alaska Peninsula. The film can be seen in its entirety as part of the 2015 Fly Fishing Film …

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Tippets: Winter Tenkara, Hatchery vs. Wild

Winter fishing brings its own set of unique frustrations. And in a recent piece on Hatch Magazine, Ben Kryzinski wonders whether tenkara might be the answer for at least a few of the challenges of cold weather fishing. The Nooksack … more

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AMFF Launches “A Graceful Rise” Online Exhibition

The American Museum of Fly Fishing has announced the launch of an online version of their A Graceful Rise exhibition, which highlights women in the sport. Read more in the press release below.

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New Fly Fishing Books

My Life in Fishing: Favorite Long Stories Told Short by Stu Apte is a collection of favorite stories ranging in topic from IGFA world records (of which Apte holds over six dozen) to favorite fishing companions and personalities, including mojitos … more

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Obama Bans Drilling in Bristol Bay

President Obama has exercised his executive authority and has indefinitely barred oil and gas development in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. “It is a beautiful natural wonder, and it’s something that’s too precious to us to just be putting out to the … more

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Salmon Caves

The Great Bear Rainforest is world renowned for its grizzlies and towering cedars, but it is also becoming well-known for its system of caves that allows salmon to swim through the mountains. View a video of researcher Ian McAllister and … more

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Video Hatch: “Winterfish”

This film from LOOP Media offers beautiful footage of fly fishing in Sweden through the cold months.

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