Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Denver Post Drops Outdoors Coverage, Climate Change and Angling, Flint River Documentary, Increased Flows for the Klamath

In a time where stories and coverage of the outdoors is more important than ever, The Denver Post has put an end to their Outdoors pages, written by Scott Willoughby. Read Willoughby’s final column via Angling Trade. A new study … more

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Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing England: Buckingham Trout”

This short film features great footage of dry fly fishing on England’s River Esk and the historic chalk stream River Avon. Via Todd Moen and Catch Magazine.  

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Tippets: Hunting for Hemingway, Winds in Saltwater

Compared to Paris and Pamplona, Key West and Cuba, Hemingway’s vacations in the Yellowstone area are largely unknown. But in a recent article Gail Schontzler “hunts” for the great author’s haunts during his writing and sporting retreats over the summers of 1930-1939. … more

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First Annual Smoky Mountains Fly Fishing Festival

The 1st Annual Smoky Mountains Fly Fishing Festival will be held in Bryson City, NC. The event will take place October 10th, 2015 and will feature fly tying demonstrations and guided trips. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Go Get Lost”

This short film features beautiful footage of alpine lakes and the unique goal of two friends: to get lost. Via Astraié.

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Tippets: Top Picks for Road Trips, Commemorating Catches, Starting Them Young

Choosing what gear to load in the vehicle and which to leave behind can seem overwhelming. But in a recent post on The Venturing Angler, Tim Harden outlines 10 essentials for any fly fishing road trip. As catch and release fishing … more

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Tippets: CFR Fly Fishing Retreats, Top Ten for Summer, Tenkara Summit

Fly fishing can be helpful for both physical and emotional healing. A recent article focuses on the stories of breast cancer survivors and their experience at a fly fishing retreat in Wyoming, run by Casting for Recovery. Via NBC. From … more

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Tippets: Tying Contest, 11-Year-Old Makes Casting History, Late Summer Strategies

The Flymen Fishing Company has announced a fly tying contest using their Nymph-Head Evolution beadheads. The contest runs through Friday, October 9, 2015. Find out more details here. Eleven-year-old Maxine McCormick broke fly casting records at the recent U.S. National Casting … more

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Video Hatch: “On the Fly with Rick Porcello”

In this short film, Peter Nardini from the American Museum of Fly Fishing talks with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello about baseball, fly fishing, and history.

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Tippets: Team USA Wins World Title, Cleaning Lines, Sweep the Set

At the recent World Youth Fly Fishing Championships held in Vail, CO, Team USA took home its third straight world title. “It’s a big deal to be defending a world title on home waters,” said Cam Chioffi, a member of the … more

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