Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “The Fly Life: Where It Starts”

A devotion to fly fishing returns more than just fish, as shown in this short film from North 40 Fly Shop.

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Tippets: Cherokee Students Learn to Fly Fish, Flies for Colorado Freestone Streams

Scott McKie reports on Cherokee Middle School sixth graders who recently learned to fly fish from Michael Bradley, an EBCI tribal member. They are “learning about a sport that will take them into rivers and streams connecting them to the … more

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Meg Humphries Becomes Dun Magazine’s Marketing Director

DUN Magazine has announced Meg Humphries as the director of marketing for the publication. Humphries has extensive marketing experience and will head social media and advertising efforts for the magazine. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: McCormick Wins World Fly Casting Gold, Worth the Wade, Innovative Forceps

Maxine McCormick recently became the youngest gold medal winner at a world-class sporting event when she won gold at the World Championships of Fly Casting held in Estonia. McCormick, San Francisco’s 12-year-old fly-casting prodigy, tied with her coach, Chris Korich, … more

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The Parasite that Shut Down the Yellowstone

Microscopic parasitic jellyfish have been identified as the cause of the recent kill of tens of thousands of whitefish in the Yellowstone River, and trout could be next. The whitefish showed evidence of “proliferative kidney disease—the work of a highly … more

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Tippets: Colorado Compromise, Severe Storms and Striped Bass, Dams Diminish Insect Populations, Animas River Brook Trout Removed

In Colorado, a plan to divert more water from the Fraser river through the Moffat Tunnel and to the Denver metro Front Range is controversial. While a 2014 compromise between Grand County and Denver Water is being hailed as proof that … more

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Tippets: A New Look at Indicators, “Brood V” Film, Understanding Access Laws

While strike indicators are the common term, Domenick Swentosky writes about them as “suspenders,” a term introduced by George Daniel in his book Dynamic Nymphing. “It’s a brilliant distinction that eliminates confusion and defines the purpose of these small items that we … more

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Thomas McGuane and Callan Wink Talk Writing and Fishing

Acclaimed author Thomas McGuane and writer Callan Wink talk about the state of the short story, Western literature’s ranching clichés, and their mutual friend the late author Jim Harrison, all while sitting in a fifteen-foot drift boat. “And, yes,” writes … more

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Tippets: Making Regal Vises, Patterns for Hopper Season

The TV show “How It’s Made” recently featured Regal Vises. If you’ve ever wondered how Regal fly tying vices are made, this short film gives a glimpse of the process. Late summer is prime hopper season, and Louis Cahill runs … more

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RIO Launches Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards

RIO Products has announced the launch of the Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards.The competition features short films by amateur anglers with grand prizes announced on May 12, 2017. Read more in the press release below.

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