Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “Flyfishing Sanxas”

This beautiful short film from Luke Bannister features the rivers and mountains of Västerbotten County in Sweden.

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Tippets: Fly Quality, Fly Fishing Team USA Takes Bronze

An ugly fly can catch fish for years, but a poor quality fly can cut a day on the water short. Ben Duchesney writes about the differences in fly quality and durability and why an angler should care, via Postfly … more

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AFFTA Supports Northeast Coral Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement of approval over the recent designation of the Northeast Coral Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which will protect 4,193 square miles of ocean environment. Read more in the press release … more

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Tippets: Whitefish Warning, Fish Forensics, Coldwater Thermal Refuges, Deschutes River Smallmouth

Jess McGlothlin writes about the Yellowstone River fish kill and the warning of whitefish, the canary in the coal mine. “It’s small-scale in the midst of what we’re seeing in the world these days, but one of the things that … more

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Tippets: Secret Spots, Autumn Dry Flies

Whether it adds a few hours to the drive or backroad potholes, the out-of-the-way fishing spots are worth the added effort. And Matthew Copeland writes a piece on why the stretch of water that has a place of honor in … more

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Tippets: “Downstream People,” Tips for Boat Fishing

A new documentary, Downstream People, examines the threat of an industrial hog farm to the Buffalo National River watershed in the Ozark Mountains of Newton County, Arkansas. The film “explores issues of rural gentrification and environmental injustice through a community … more

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Video Hatch: “Earn Your Story: Dedication”

This short film features the story of John Hanlon, an ambitious fly fishing guide in the Yakima Canyons and Cle Elum river in the Pacific Northwest. Via 1123 Productions.

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Tippets: Mayfly Photography, Tying Wading Boot Laces

Photographer Imre Potyó spent 12 days waiting for the perfect time to capture a shot of Ephoron virgo on the Rába river in Hungary. “I was impressed by the wonderful dance of the mayflies,” Potyó says. “I was standing on the river, … more

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Video Hatch: “River Nomad”

Pat Clayton and John Arnold collaborate on this great short film of underwater footage featuring native bull trout. Via Scumliner Media.

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Tippets: Quitza’s Smoking Litter Awareness, Tapply on Fishing Pocket Water

Quitza is a non-profit that works to raise awareness of the impact cigarette litter has on the environment, specifically aquatic ecosystems. Quitza combines a social network of support as well as real-time progress tracking technologies to help individuals help themselves … more

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