Author Archives: Erin Block

Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament Results

The 52nd Annual Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament in Islamorada, Florida was held June 15-19, 2015. Twenty-five anglers participated, with Mark Richens winning the Grand Championship. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “New Places – Italian Diaries”

This film short features beautiful footage of small stream fishing in Italy. Via Brothers On The Fly.

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Tippets: Fishing Poet on the Keys, Catch & Release Practices, Backcountry Tenkara

Matt Smythe elegantly writes about a recent fly fishing trip to the Florida Keys. “We push forward unable to tell the difference between what is below & what is above the impossible horizon.” Read more via Fishing Poet. While catch … more

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Lodge Owner on Bahamas Fishing Legislation

Nevin Knowles, owner and operator of the Long Island Bonefishing Lodge, has a strong critique of the recently proposed legislation for fishing in Bahamian waters. “If this legislation goes through,” says Knowles, “you will kiss the fly fishing industry in … more

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Searching for Jim Harrison

Author Boris Fishman writes about a solo journey to Montana, where he meets with literary legend Jim Harrison. “America has mostly dispensed with its myths about the West,” writes Fishman, “but as a recent immigrant, I responded to it in … more

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Tippets: Angler Escapes, Montana Salmonflies, ESA Protections for California Fisheries

From a short weekend to an extended stay, Kelly Bastone highlights six of the best escapes for fly anglers via Outside Magazine. Montana’s salmonfly hatches are the stuff of legends. And guide John Way of The Tackle Shop offers his … more

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New Super-DRI Switch Line from Airflo


A new weight-forward, integrated switch line from Rajeff Sports is an ideal match for switch and small spey rods. The Super-DRI Switch is designed specifically for anglers fishing topwater patterns or swinging soft hackles and small streams. Read more in … more

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Video Hatch: “Jonas”

This short film from Museline features the story of one of the first fly anglers in Lithuania and his continuing legacy. “It’s not the fish we are after, but the experience.”

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BTT Comments on Proposed Bahamas Fisheries Regulations

Director of operations for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Aaron Adams, responds to the proposed “Fisheries Resources Regulations, 2015” by the Bahamian Government. This legislation would impact access for international anglers. Read more in the press release below.

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AFFTA Statement on Proposed Bahamas Legislation

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement on proposed regulations by the Bahamian government that would negatively impact destination angling and access. Read more in the press release below.

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