Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “Western Fly Fishing Journal: Jennifer and Lars Olsson”

This short film from Alan O’Connor features a day spent on the Gallatin River with Jennifer and Lars Olsson.

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Tippets: Simple Flies, Fish Lift, Tactics for High Water

Sometimes simpler is better in fly design, writes Kirk Deeter. For a great example, check out Charlie Craven’s “Mole Fly,” one of the most “deadly effective” dry fly patterns on the market today. Via Field & Stream. California’s drought is … more

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RepYourWater’s Bash 4 Boulder Creek

Colorado-based RepYourWater is celebrating the company’s 4 year anniversary with The Bash 4 Boulder Creek, June 13, 2015. Proceeds from the event will benefit the habitat restoration work of local Trout Unlimited chapter, Boulder Flycasters. Read more in the press … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

The Total Fly Fishing Manual: 307 Tips and Tricks from Expert Anglers by Joe Cermele is a comprehensive collection of fly fishing advice from expert anglers as well as current gear reviews. Gathering tips, old-school techniques and new material as well, … more

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Video Hatch: “Joe Brooks: The Father of Modern Fly Fishing”

Joe Brooks forever changed the sport of fly fishing, and this upcoming documentary tells the full story of his life.

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Tippets: Investing in Gear, Realistic Tungsten Beads, Water Footprints

From rods to lines, investing in good gear can make you a better angler. “The most important thing for a beginning fly caster is to feel the load of the rod,” writes Louis Cahill on Gink & Gasoline. New realistic tungsten … more

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Video Hatch: “Muddy Water Pikes”

Beautiful scenery, graceful casts and hard hits fill the footage of this short film of fly fishing for northern pike from Vaidas Uselis.

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Interview with Kate Taylor

To talk about everything from fishing exotic locales to conservation and government corruption, guide Kate Taylor of Frigate Adventure Travel takes time for an interview on The Venturing Angler.

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Open Letter to Congress on Clean Water from Industry Leaders

Leaders in the fly fishing industry have penned an open letter to Congress in support of restoring protections for headwater streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, and urging congressional members to “not to play politics with clean water.” … more

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Video Hatch: “Missoula Vibes!”

The folks from HOOKÉ fish the beautiful early-season waters of Montana in this film short.

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