Author Archives: Erin Block

New From Bauer: The SST Fly Reel

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Bauer has announced the release of their new SST fly reel, which combines large arbor spool and frame design with fully sealed zero-backlash carbon fiber drag. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Hunting with Feathers”

In this short film Austin Lowery offers up great footage of fishing his local waters.      

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Tippets: Interview with Joan Wulff, Summer Carp Fishing

At almost ninety, Joan Wulff continues to be a lead player in player in fly-casting, instruction, demonstrations, and competitions. In the most recent episode of Anchored, Wulff sits down for an interview with April Vokey. Listen here. When water temperatures … more

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New York Fly Fishing & Brew Festival

The first annual New York Fly Fishing & Brew Festival is scheduled to be held May 6 & 7, 2017, at Fireman’s Park in Hancock, NY. The event will include hands-on skill instruction, food and live music. Read more in … more

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Tippets: Montana’s Warming Rivers, Cutthroats Survive Colorado Wildfire, Bull Trout Suit Filed, Frank Moore Bill Advances in Senate

For the past 15 years, Montana’s rivers continue to break records for early snowmelts, too-warm water, and low flows. This is bad news for trout and opens doors for warmwater species such as bass. “What bass say about our rivers … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Backcasts: A Global History of Fly Fishing and Conservation, edited by Samuel Snyder, Bryon Borgelt, and Elizabeth Tobey, examines the historical significance of outdoor recreation and sports to conservation. Backcasts explores both the problems anglers and their organizations face and … more

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Tippets: Interview with Daniel Galhardo, DIY Fly Line Loop

Daniel Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, sits down on the Rewild Yourself podcast and talks about why he chooses to fish with the ancient technique of Tenkara. “A rod, line and fly. Line connects to the tip. Easy casting of … more

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Winston Introduces New AIR Fly Rod Series

The new AIR rods from Winston are a line of premium, high-performance, ultra-lightweight all-around fly rods. AIR fly rods are available in weights 3 through 6. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Desert Drift”

This film features a perfect day on top-secret desert water, with plenty of willing smallmouth bass. Via Todd Moen and Catch Magazine.

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Tippets: Keeping Safe in Bear Country, Drag-and-Drop Presentation, Simms Wading Boot Review

Many fishing opportunities are in bear country, and it’s important to know what to do when inevitable encounters occur. Rachel D’Oro reports on real-life scenarios and survival tips via The Big Story. The drag-and-drop presentation is a great skill to … more

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