Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Eradicating Aussie Carp, Chesapeake Bay Shows Improvement, Farmed Fish & Hearing Loss, Streams in Winter, Ocean Acidity

In Australia, a strain of herpes virus will be released into the Murray-Darling river system with the goal to eradicate European carp. Research from CSIRO has shown the virus to have no impact on humans. Via ABC News. Annual monitoring … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing with Lefty, Fishing in Bear Country, Stalking the Hex Hatch

In a recent short film from Baltimore Magazine, angling legend Lefty Kreh talks about his beginnings and life in fly fishing, and how fly fishing technique has evolved through the years. If you’re fishing in bear country this summer, don’t … more

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Gogal Publishing’s New Stream Map of the West

Gogal Publishing has announced the release of a Mountain West edition of Stream Map USA, with complete watershed maps of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Spring Fly Fishing”

Filmed in Texas and Arkansas, this short film features some good early season footage. Via Robbie Zudock.

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Tippets: Fishing Against Wind, Hierarchy of Trout, Low-water Salmon

Spring brings great fishing opportunities, but it also brings early season winds. Luke Lowery of The Tackle Shop offers suggestions for gear and techniques for finding success on the water. Domenick Swentosky writes about the hierarchy of trout in Pennsylvania in … more

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Support The Bristol Bay Guide Academy

The Bristol Bay Guide Academy is a week-long job training and conservation program offered free of charge to Bristol Bay-area youth. “We want to open up doors to fish-based jobs for young people,” explains Tim Troll, co-founder of the Academy, … more

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Tippets: Choosing a Casting Stance, Don’t Tread on Redds

Your stance when casting should vary depending on where you’re fishing: on a boat or wading, for example. But in every case, “Stability is an important consideration in choosing which stance to use.” Jon Cave explains the differences between the open, closed, … more

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BTT Membership and Communications Coordinator

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has announced their search for a membership and communications coordinator, a position that is responsible for managing and growing BTT’s membership program and supporting BTT’s communications efforts. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing Florida’s Indian River with Flip Pallot”

Flip Pallot guides Orlando firefighter Neil Warnock for redfish in Florida’s Indian River in this short film from Outside Television and Chevy.

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Tippets: Modern Fly Design, Fishing Hats

Writing a critique of modern fly design and manufacturers, John Jurek wonders what’s at the heart of the industry: fishing or sales. “Simply put, the best flies evolve to solve problems—fishing problems. But these days, when I cast a critical … more

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