Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “FISHSKI”

Created for the Orvis Guide Rendezvous and Down The Hatch Fly Fishing Festival 2014, held recently in Missoula, this fun film short combines skiing and fishing on the banks of the Missouri River. Via Scumliner Media.

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Fairy Flies

A professor in England is getting attention as well as skepticism after claiming to have captured “fairies” on film. Amy Freeborn of The Natural History Museum takes a close look at the photos and some history, noting that classical depictions … more

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Video Hatch: “Brian Porter”

Guide Brian Porter of Far Out Fly Fishing tells his story in this creative short from Raw Water Productions.

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Tippets: Oldest Message in a Bottle, Colorado Street View, Muddy Your Flies

A postcard sealed into a beer bottle and thrown into the sea off Germany’s Baltic coast in 1913 was recently found by a fisherman, making it the world’s oldest known message in a bottle. Via NPR. Google’s recent addition of … more

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Salmon Avoid Drought, Get Ride to Delta

Due to drought conditions and low flows on the Sacramento River, juvenile salmon are being trucked from the Coleman National Fish Hatchery to the river delta. “What this means is we’ll likely have a much better salmon fishing season in … more

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TU opens Registration for Green River One Fly Competition

Registration for the annual Green River One Fly is now open for the competition set to be held September 18-19, 2014, with benefits going to help conservation projects in the state. Read more in the press release below.

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Redington Launches New Website Focused on Consumer Experience

Redington has announced the launch of a new website designed with detailed information for the beginning to veteran angler. “Our new site emphasizes the incredible product we create and the adventure stories of the people who live it,” explains marketing … more

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“Your Inner Fish”

An upcoming three-part series takes a new look at human evolution to reveal how the human body is connected to ancient fish.  “Your Inner Fish” is hosted by paleontologist Neil H. Shubin, who helped discover the Tiktaalik, a species that … more

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Restoring Lahontan Trout in Nevada

An unlikely coalition of partners in Nevada (including miners, ranchers, government agencies, conservation groups) are working to restore habitat for native Lahontan Trout, which presently occupy only eight to nine percent of their historic stream range and less than one … more

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Tippets: Spotting Tarpon, Steelhead Survival Rates, The Angler’s Art

From reading pushes of water and bubbles to developing hypersensitivity to movement and shadows, Louis Cahill has great advice for spotting tarpon, which translates well to spotting other species too. New research published in the journal BioOne shows that wild … more

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