Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Bahamas Fly Fishing Regulations, Keeping Warm on the Water

The Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association has issued a statement regarding the new Bahamas fly fishing regulations, calling them a “slap in the face.” Read the reaction in its entirety Via The Bahamas Weekly. Heading out on the water during … more

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Tippets: Renewed Threat to Bristol Bay, Capt. Mike Connor Talks The Everglades, Asian Carp Move Toward Great Lakes, Elwha River Renewal

The upcoming Trump administration brings renewed threat to Bristol Bay and the approval of the Pebble Mine. “Ronald Thiessen, chief executive officer and president of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd, said he expected the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to announce in … more

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Tippets: BWO Patterns, Interview with Rebekka Redd

Baron Zahuranec writes about a “better way” to build a BWO pattern. He presents three flies that imitate the prevalent hatch, and outlines the best ways to fish them via American Angler. From favorite destinations and species, to travel stories … more

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Orvis Goes Solar

The Orvis Company has announced that solar panels have been installed at their corporate headquarters in Sunderland, VT, and “are anticipated to provide 20% of the corporate offices’ electrical requirements.” Read more in the press release below.

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Prominent Fly Angler Bud Lilly Dies at 91

Fly fisher and conservationist Bud Lilly has passed away at 91. He is credited as one of the pioneers of promoting catch-and-release techniques. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issued a statement mourning Lilly, saying that Montana “lost a true outdoorsman, a … more

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Video Hatch: “Expectations”

This short film follows eight anglers to the island of Bornholm in Denmark, in search for big sea run brown trout. Via Urban Fly Fishing.

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Tippets: Netting Techniques, Tips for Swinging Flies

Bryan Huskey writes about practical netting and “keep ‘em wet” techniques in an article via Fishpond. Netting a fish, he writes, is “a part of fishing discipline that’s often under appreciated, yet I think it’s just as important as the … more

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RIO’s New Powerflex Max Shooting Line

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RIO Products has announced the release of the new Powerflex Max Shooting Line, designed specifically for anglers using Skagit or Scandi style shooting heads. Available in four sizes, retailing for $49.95. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: The Lateral Line, Tips for Catching Steelhead

Bony fish species have a sixth sense: the lateral line. The lateral line system allows fish to detect movement and changes in water flow, and understanding how it works can make you a better angler. Read more from Alan Bulmer, … more

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2017 Conservationist of the Year: Rich Simms

Fly Fisherman magazine has announced their Conservationist of the Year for 2017: Rich Simms, cofounder of the Wild Steelhead Coalition. “After careful review by a nine-person selection committee,” says Ross Purnell, “Rich Simms’s years of dedication and his eventual success at … more

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