Author Archives: Erin Block

Casting with Robin Williams

After the recent passing of Robin Williams, Jack Dennis remembers teaching the great actor and comedian how to improve his fly cast. The lesson is as funny as it is kind, as one would expect, and can be read via … more

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B.C. Mine Disaster a Wake-Up Call

The recent Mount Polley Mine disaster in British Columbia is a sobering reminder of what’s at stake in Bristol Bay. “It’s a tragedy, but a tragedy we can learn from,” writes Chris Hunt. “It should give us the perspective we … more

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Video Hatch: “Hooké à Gaspé!”

This film short features footage from a six-day trip on the York, Dartmouth and Saint-Jean rivers searching for Atlantic salmon. Via Hooké.

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Tippets: Streamer Presentation, Rising Temps & Small Streams, Extended-Body Mayfly Tying

Even if you’re drifting a streamer, presentation matters. Louis Cahill outlines why in a recent post on Gink & Gasoline. Climate change is impacting small streams and trout feeding behavior. Bob Unnasch, director of science for The Nature Conservancy, writes … more

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Video Hatch: “The Easy Road”

This short film from Waist Deep Media features spectacular shots of the fish and scenery of Washington state.

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Tippets: Largemouth Bass Tips, Conserving Household Water, Backcountry Confidence

From biology to suggested flies and tactics, Phil Monahan’s covers the bases in a recent article about largemouth bass. Perfect information for mid-summer. A study published in the journal Environment examines well-researched solutions for conserving water in your home. From upgrading … more

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Desert Dust & Oceans

New research out of the University of South Carolina is shedding light on iron levels in the world’s oceans, revealing that “life in the deep ocean depended on an annual delivery of fertilizer from one of the world’s emptiest and … more

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Video Hatch: “The Russian River: The Value of an American Watershed”

This short film from highlights the conflicts and challenges of the Russian River watershed in California wine country.

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New Fly Fishing Books

101 Favorite Nymphs and Wet Flies: History, Tying Tips, and Fishing Strategies by David Klausmeyer is a book for the beginner to experienced angler, and compiles detailed pattern recipes and photos, along with historical information and techniques for fishing wet … more

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Video Hatch: “Home Waters”

Agricultural development is threatening the world famous fisheries of New Zealand. This short film from The Trout Diaries features a veteran angler of the country’s rivers, Dave Witherow, urging action to be taken to protect trout habitat.

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