Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Report on Fish Ladders, Weed Tax for Trout, Mouth of the Elwha, Dorado Catfish Migration

According to a new study, less than three percent of one key species make it upriver via fish ladders. “The researchers’ findings provide a cautionary tale for other nations now planning big dam projects. What’s clear is that providing fish … more

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Inaugural Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival

The inaugural Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival will be held at the Plano Centre on March 11-12, 2017. Along with unique and local microbrews, the event will feature lectures and classes throughout the weekend on fly fishing techniques and … more

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Tippets: Night Fishing for Snook, Loon’s Fly Tying 101

“Grab some coffee and make sure your navigation lights work,” writes Capt. Patrick Smith, “because chasing snook under the stars is one of the most addicting ways to spend a night.” Read about everything from flies and technique to weather … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Hunting Musky with a Fly by Rick Kustich is a complete guide for anyone wishing to chase musky on the fly. The book includes fly patterns, wisdom, and local techniques from top guides around the country: Blane Chocklett (Virginia); Brad … more

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Paula Shearer and Patrick Duke Join Tailwaters Fly Fishing Company as Travel Ambassadors

Tailwaters Fly Fishing Company has announced it has welcomed Paula Shearer and Patrick Duke to its as travel ambassador program. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Archipelago”

This short film features fly fishing for sea run brown trout in the waters of southern Stockholm, featuring Jimie Linder and Niklas Anslin, in association with Loop Tackle Design. Via Spotified.

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Tippets: Winter Flies for Colorado, Tips for Beginning Anglers

Fishable water decreases during winter months, but opportunity is still there. In this article Mike Lanzarini of Breckenridge Outfitters writes about his top ten fly picks for Colorado rivers during winter months. Via Orvis. From getting the right gear to reading … more

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“How I Built This” with Yvon Chouinard

A recent episode on NPR’s “How I Built This” podcast series features an interview with Yvon Chouinard. He talks about starting Patagonia in 1973 and his “unique philosophy about business, leadership and profit.” Listen here.

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Tippets: Anchored Interview with Louis Cahill, How to Mend Line

In the most recent episode of Anchored with April Vokey, photographer Louis Cahill is the guest. He talks about getting his start in the fly-fishing industry, the creation of his blog and website Gink and Gasoline, the ethics of fly-fishing … more

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Video Hatch: “Redfish Can’t Jump”

Filmed on the Cape Fear Coast of North Carolina, this trailer for the full film by Luke Pearson is a fly fishing documentary that focuses on North Carolina’s state fish, the red drum. 

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