Author Archives: Erin Block

Colorado’s Front Range Trout Hurt by Flood Repair

Floods devastated the Front Range of Colorado in the fall of 2013. Now, one year later, roads have been repaired but the reality of what the infrastructure has done to trout habitat and populations is stark, with many trout relocating … more

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Tippets: Kirk Werner Interview, Streamers As “Swimming Prey,” Call for California Dams to Increase Flows

Kirk Werner, author of the celebrated Olive the Little Woolly Bugger books for young anglers,  recently spoke with Phil Monahan about everything from his own beginnings in fly fishing to the origination and development of Olive. Don’t miss this interview … more

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Canadian Tiers Highlight 2014 Fly Tying Symposium

Fly tiers from Canada will be featured at this year’s International Fly Tying Symposium, to be held Nov. 22-23 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. The event will feature tying and casting competitions, presentations and vendors. Read … more

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Video Hatch: “Always Worth the Trip”

Mark Raisler talks about his love for the small freestone rivers of Montana in this short film from Scumliner Media.

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Saltwater Saturday at Front Range Anglers

Front Range Anglers will kick off their Signature Fly Tying calendar with “Saltwater Saturday,” sponsored by Hatch Reels. The event will include gear giveaways, food and drink, a seminar by Capt Bruce Chard and book signing with Jim Klug from Confluence Films … more

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Patagonia’s Nano-Air Wins Gear of the Year Award

Outside Magazine has named Patagonia’s Nano-Air Jacket and Hoody for their Gear of the Year award in backcountry jackets. “It’s so cozy and capable that it became our go-to piece for everything from climbing to skiing to running,” says the Outside … more

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Video Hatch: “Fixed”

In this short film, Black Fly Lodge manager Clint Kemp works to overcome his three-year “fix” (or curse) with tailing redfish in the grassy flats. Via Flyline Media.

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Tippets: San Francisco’s Lost Coast, Homecoming in Idaho, Five Fishy Destinations

The financial district of San Francisco might seem like a strange place for a fly shop. But George Revel, owner of Lost Coast Outfitters, says it’s all about demographics, and early indications are his logic is sound. Read more via … more

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Wilderness Systems Unveils the All-New Thresher Open Water Fishing Kayak

Wilderness Systems has released a new open water fishing kayak for 2015. The “Thresher” is designed for for maximum gear storage, capacity, and accessibility. Read more in the press release below.

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Prehistoric Hunter Habits May Have Shrunk Fish

While anglers are famous for story and size embellishment, the earliest fishermen may have not had to tell tall tales. After examining remains of prehistoric fish dinners in the northern Spain region, researchers have found the average size of Atlantic … more

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