Author Archives: Erin Block

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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Cortland Lines to Support T.U. Restoration Programs

Cortland Line Company has announced it will join up with Trout Unlimited as a corporate partner, and will for a limited time donate a percentage of the proceeds from all sales of freshwater fly lines to TU’s Embrace-a-Stream program. Read … more

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Video Hatch: “Clackamas Complete: A Return of Bull Trout”

Thanks to the work of diligent fisheries biologists and managers, after a 50-year absence native bull trout have been reintroduced to the Clackamas River in Oregon. This video tells their story.

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Originally important to help with erosion, Tamarisk trees are now consuming too much water from the Colorado River, say scientists.  And some are looking towards Tamarisk beetles to help with eradicating the invasive tree species, and make room for native … more

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Steelhead: School of Hard Knocks

What’s in a name? Bill McMillan explains the origins of “steelhead” in a great piece on Oncorhynchus mykiss. “Most came to consider the name’s origin to be a description of the blue gun-metal-steel color along the steelhead’s top of head … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Ultimate Guide to Fishing South Florida on Foot by Steve Kantner is the first fly and light-tackle do-it-yourself guide to the area. Kantner, a veteran South Florida angler, offers detailed advice on everything from flies and lures to fishing opportunities … more

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