Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Communicating in the Backcountry, Shadows and Sunlight

Having a communication device in remote locations can save your life. From cell phones to emergency beacons, Joe Jackson outlines some of the best on the market in this recent article via Outside Online. We can’t always choose the optimal … more

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Tippets: Taimen Fundraiser, Expert Tips Roundup

An auction and raffle event, Taimen: A Party and a Cause, will be held Febraruary 17, 2017, at Harper Studios in Seattle, WA. The event will feature food and drinks, and music by South Sound Tug and Barge. All proceeds … more

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Video Hatch: “Winter…”

This beautiful short film features fishing for grayling on the River Test, Hampshire UK. Via Matt Dunkinson.

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Tippets: A Steelhead Guide on Saltwater, Understanding Indicators

In a three-part series, steelhead guide Travis De Boer writes about his first saltwater fly fishing trip. Read his preconceived notions and they played out on the water for bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Via Silver Bow Fly Shop. From yarn … more

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Video Hatch: “Gold Fever-Fly-Fishing California’s Gold Country”

Tucked deep in a remote canyon, a ribbon of crystal clear water holds a robust population of wild rainbows and a few trophy brown trout that have seldom seen a hook. This short film from Mikey Wier features the journey …

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Tippets: Anglers for a Common Cause, Learning the Water Haul Cast

Anglers can make a difference when they join together on a common cause and speak with one voice on conservation issues. “It’s much easier to gawk at fish porn, or drool over the latest epic fishing destination, or whine about … more

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Tippets: Trout Fishing & Toxic Waters, Financial Assessment of Pebble Deposit, B.C. Steelhead, Proposed Paradise Valley Mine

President Trump recently signed a bill nullifying the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, which was designed to further protect waterways from coal mining waste. “There is, of course, a public health element to this, too,” writes Monte Burke. … more

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Video Hatch: “Wadertales”

This film features friends and fish of the waters of Jämtland, Sweden. Via Wyeld Fly Fishing.

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Tippets: Tight Line Nymphing, Designate a Tying Desk

In this recent article Domenick Swentosky thoroughly outlines techniques and rigging options for tight line nymphing with an indicator. “Tight line nymphing is my default approach on most rivers. I like the control, the contact and the immediacy of strike detection. … more

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Tippets: What’s In Your Pack, Unusual Tying Materials

What do you carry in your pack on the water? Ben Duchesney writes about what he chooses for his fishing bag, and why he’s “a firm believer of keeping it simple and straightforward with my gear selection, which makes my … more

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