Author Archives: Erin Block

California Trout Partners With The CamelBak Pursuit Series

California Trout has announced its partnership with The CamelBak Pursuit Series, which encourages people to reconnect with the natural environment. CalTrout will offer fly fishing instruction and conservation education and information to participants. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “The Mile High 25”

This short film features the upcoming “Mile High 25” event hosted by Anglers All Fly Shop. In this unique tournament anglers compete  to catch as many species of the 25 that you can in the allotted time frame” from June …

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Fishing Industry Veteran Russ Miller Joins Fishpond Team

Fishpond has announced the welcome of longtime angler and industry veteran Russell Miller to their team. Miller will serve the brand as marketing director. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Problem of Private Hatcheries, Return of American Shad, “Judas Fish” Help to Fight Lake Trout

Private hatcheries present unique difficulties for fisheries managers trying to contain the spread of diseases such as whirling disease. Michael Wright reports on “The Hatchery Quandary” in this article via The Bozeman Daily Chronicle. After a 300-year absence, American shad have … more

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Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing Cain Lake with Copi Vojta”

In this short film Copi Vojta, photo editor of the Flyfish Journal, searches for largemouth bass at Cain Lake near Bellingham, Washington. He also talks about adapting to the fisheries of the Northwest from his native Colorado. Via 48degreesnorth.

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Tippets: Nailing the Approach, Interview with Brian Kozminski

“One of the more common errors that fly-fishing guides see is that anglers tend to rush into a stream and start fishing without first taking a minute to assess the situation,” writes Tom Rosenbauer. Learn how to approach a trout … more

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Tippets: Brian Bergeson from Vice to Vise, Fly Rod Guides

Tying musky flies helped Brian Bergeson get sober and saved his life. “You see a lot of addiction in flyfishing,” says Bergeson. “I think if you’re going to be successful as a fly angler you’ve got to have that tendency. … more

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Costa Partners with OCEARCH on Limited Edition Sunglasses

Costa has partnered with shark research organization, OCEARCH, to release a line of limited edition sunglasses. Sales of the sunglasses will benefit OCEARCH’s mission to study and protect the ocean’s apex predators. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Strip Hard for Musky, Relocating on the Water

You can’t strip too hard for musky, advises Justin Pickett. “Stripping large musky flies with some oomph pushes more water and causes the fly to flare and kick sideways,” Pickett writes, “giving predators like musky the broadside profile that drives … more

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Tim Mosolf: Life on the Water

Montana fly fishing guide Tim Mosolf recently passed away. However, his life and experience on the water live on, captured in an interview in April 2017 for the Montana State University angling oral history project. “Tim moved to Montana in … more

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