Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Flylow’s Summer Gear, Fishing for Seasonal Species

Tahoe-based Flylow Gear has released their summer line of clothing for 2017. The collection focuses on the ‘modern mountain lifestyle,’ with pieces designed for action, “blending sun protection with quick drying fabrics and athletic stretch.” From windbreakers to functional polos, … more

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Tippets: Climate Change Rerouting Rivers, Wetland Grasses Dying on Louisiana Coast, Drilling in National Parks

A team of scientists have recorded the first documented case of river reorganization as a result of human-caused climate change. In 2016 a stream flowing through the Kaskawulsh Glacier in Kluane National Park, Yukon, began draining “in a different direction … more

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Theft of Bill Curtis’s Ashes Becomes a Whodunit

Last fall the ashes of Florida Keys fly-fishing legend Capt. Bill Curtis were recently stolen from a parked pickup truck, sparking a mystery in the style of a Carl Hiaasen novel. Curtis “had no spurned lovers, lifelong enemies, obsessed fans or … more

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Tippets: Catching Grass Carp, Best of Women’s Gear

Catching carp on a fly is a challenge, and grass carp present another set of difficulties. “They require an approach and finesse more commonly associated with finicky trout,” writes Drew Ross of Looknfishy, “but they have the power and fight … more

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Video Hatch: “The Path of the Jaguar”

This documentary was filmed in a very remote area of Colombia, more than 3 days travel time from the civilization. A Kickstarter project will help to fund the full length film. Via The Peacock Bass Film.

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International Fly Tying Symposium Moving to Lancaster in November

This year the annual International Fly Tying Symposium will move from its former location at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J., to the Marriott Hotel in Lancaster, Penn. The event will be held Nov. 11-12, 2017. Read more … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

A Fly Rod of Your Own by John Gierach is a witty collection of essays from the author called “the voice of the common angler” by The Wall Street Journal. In A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach travels from … more

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2017 Heritage Award Recap

At an event held at the New York Racquet & Tennis Club on April 5, 2017, author and angler Tom McGuane was presented the American Museum of Fly Fishing’s 2017 Heritage Award. The AMFF has provided a compilation post of … more

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Video Hatch: “Montana Waters”

This short video from Tucker Gill features the highlights of a day fly fishing in Montana.

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Tippets: Musky Madness Ticket Raffle, Finding Bite Windows

Now in its fifth year, “Musky Madness” brings the world’s top guides and a small group of dedicated fly anglers together on the Chippewa and Flambeau rivers in northern Wisconsin. Bob White, legendary fly fishing guide and respected artist, will … more

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