Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Ocean Waste Hits Home, Standing Still on the Flats

A Chilliwack fisherman recently caught a steelhead on the Vedder River, which was filled with plastics and garbage, highlighting the threats facing wild steelhead in polluted Pacific Ocean waters. Via The Calgary Herald. It’s easy to get anxious searching for … more

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Video Hatch: “Still in Sweden”

This video from OneFly shows that a film doesn’t have to show the catch to be a good and even great fly fishing film.

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Tippets: Lightning Safety, ESA Success Story, Cold Weather Fishing Tips

Being out on the water during a storm is dangerous, and a recent article on The Fishing Wire highlights facts about lightning and what you can do to stay safe. The unassuming Oregon chub recently made news as the first fish … more

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Surface Film V: Photo Show to Benefit Conservation

Now in its fifth year, the annual Surface Film photo show will take place Friday, February 27, 2015 at Anthology Fine Art in Denver, CO. The event is organized by The Greenbacks of Colorado Trout Unlimited, and photo prints will … more

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Outdoor Industry Leaders Thank Secretary Jewell for Arctic Refuge Protection

The Outdoor Industry Association and other outdoor industry leaders have signed on to a letter thanking Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, for her recent proposals of Wilderness designation for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Read more in the press release … more

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The Klamath: “A River Between Us”

A new documentary, “A River Between Us” by former Oregon state senator Jason Atkinson and filmmaker Jeff Martin, examines the history and conflict of the Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement, signed in 2014, which would dismantle four dams and open 420 … more

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Interview with Jay Zimmerman

From his start on warmwater ponds of Ohio to commercial halibut fishing in Alaska, to chasing “golden bonefish” on the mudflats of Colorado’s reservoirs, Jay Zimmerman’s angling is experienced and diverse. He talks about everything from his start as a … more

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Video Hatch: “Restoring Juvenile Habitat: Oxbow Conservation Area”

This short film features the conservation work being done by The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the Bureau of Reclamation, on the Middle Fork John Day River in Oregon to restore critical habitat for Chinook salmon, steelhead and bull …

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Tippets: “Spring Seeps” Recon, Impacts of Elwha Dam Removal

Finding “spring seeps” during summertime fishing can be the key to success in winter conditions. Ben Kryzinski  has some great advice for finding these productive areas in a recent article on Hatch Magazine. “The next time you’re wading your favorite … more

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Ben Knight: Breaking the Rules

Ben Knight, one of the filmmakers behind the documentary on the history and controversy of dam removal projects “DamNation,” talks about his career, activism, and how far he’s willing to go to make art.  “Pretty much everything we did in … more

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