Author Archives: Erin Block

When Montana Went Wild

Beginning in 1974, the state of Montana stopped stocking trout in waters that held populations of wild trout. What was a bold move at the time turned into a proven management strategy, and the health of those fisheries have dramatically … more

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Simms Storms IFTD Awards with Record Seven Wins

Simms took a record 7 wins at the New Product Showcase Awards at this year’s International Fly Tackle Dealer Show. “It is a testament to our product team that at this year’s show we surpassed last year’s results,” says K.C. … more

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G.Loomis Expands Its PRO4x Rod Series

G.Loomis has announced new additions to its PRO4x series: three new ‘Long Hand Predator’ switch-style fly rods. The “LHP” rods are designed to easily cast large bulky flies with today’s heavy, shorter, more aggressive fly lines. Read more in the … more

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EPA Drafts New Safeguards for Bristol Bay

On the heels of the EPA’s decision to increase watershed protections for Bristol Bay, Trout Unlimited is urging all anglers to continue to voice the importance of protecting Bristol Bay during an open comment period on a draft of the … more

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IFTD Announces 2014 New Product Showcase Winners

From gear and apparel to eyewear and DVDs, the New Product Showcase at the recently held of International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Orlando, FL, featured the best offerings from diverse brands. Awards were given to products in over 28 … more

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Video Hatch: “Permit Satellite Tagging: Costa’s Project Permit”

“Project Permit” is a joint effort between Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and Costa Sunglasses to address challenges facing the permit species. The new catch and recapture data will inform researchers on permit movements in Florida waters and help to inform …

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Tippets: Freshwater Lionfish, Terrestrial Patterns, Draining the Colorado

A sixth-grader’s science fair project resulted in an important discovery about lionfish—specifically, that the historically misunderstood saltwater species can also survive in freshwater. As an invasive species, lionfish present a serious threat to Florida waters, and this discovery has researchers … more

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Canoeing the Cumberland River

Kirk Deeter paddles the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and writes about the journey in a recent piece on Wired. “Getting there isn’t the hard part,” he begins, “It’s how I get there that has my mind spinning … more

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Tippets: Control and Spread of Didymo, First-Aid Kits, Florida Snook Recovery

Didymo, commonly called “rock snot,” can have devastating impacts on fish populations and stream ecosystems. However, recent research suggests its cause and spread may not be as well-understood as previously thought. Whether you’re going on a multi-day backpacking trip or … more

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CNS Outdoor Technologies LLC Announces Acquisition of Thomas & Thomas

Massachusetts based CNS Outdoor Technologies LLC has announced the acquisition of fly rod makers Thomas & Thomas. “The opportunity to work within the fly fishing industry and with the devoted staff at Thomas & Thomas is a dream come true,” … more

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