Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: California’s Golden Trout, Fly Fishing Basics

The golden trout is a species native to a small section of the Kern river in California, “found in cold and swift streams high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains.” Read more about fly fishing for this stunning species via … more

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New Sage 6200 Reel Series “Provides Superior Stopping Power”

The new 6200 reel series from is the “pinnacle big game and saltwater reel” from Sage. Available in models from 5/6 up to 11/12. Coming August 2016. Read more in the press release below.

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New Fly Fishing Books

What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins by Jonathan Balcombe draws on the latest advancements in cognitive science to examine the questions of thought, memories, and social structure of fish species. Balcombe, an ethologist, takes the … more

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Redington’s New Predator Fly Rods

The new Predator fly rod series from Redington is ideal for casting big flies and fighting aggressive fish. The thirteen models in the series range from 5-weight through 12-weight. Available August 2016. Read more in the press release below.

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Winston Hires Jeff Wagner as General Manager

Winston has announced that Jeff Wagner has joined the company as new general manager. “Jeff’s impressive professional and fly fishing background will help us grow the business while maintaining an unwavering focus on product quality, customer service and continued innovation,” … more

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Vermont Felt Sole Ban Repealed

Effective July 1, 2016, a five-year ban on the use of felt-soled waders in Vermont will be lifted. Anglers are reminded to continue to use preventative strategies for invasive species: “the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking anglers and … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing for Gar, Vote for America’s National Fish, Bass on Topwater Flies

“Few anglers can resist an actively working fish,” writes Zach Matthews, “especially one that will eat a fly.” In a recent article published on Fly Rod & Reel, Matthews writes about the biology, behavior, and techniques for chasing gar on … more

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Maximize Catch Rates with the New Sage ESN

Sage has announced the release of a new European-Style Nymphing rod. The ESN is an ideal all-around rod for small creeks to big rivers. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Action for the Tongass, History of American Shad, Britain’s Chalk Streams Under Threat, Restoring Guadalupe Bass

Senator Lisa Murkowski has introduced language into a draft wildfire bill that would stop the Tongass Land Management Plan, putting vital salmon habitat at risk. Take action here and ask Senator Murkowski to drop this provision. Sarah Laskow writes about the … more

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Video Hatch: “One Cast at a Time”

This short documentary film features Mike Fisher, who spent a year traveling the United States in his van catching a fish on a fly rod in every state.

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