Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: First Cast, Backpacking & Fishing with Kids

Tom Hazelton writes about the omen of catching a fish on the first cast of a trip to Minnesota’s Superior National Forest. A thing that makes “even the least superstitious angler wonder about the deeper mysteries of why fish eat … more

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Native Fish Society Announces New Executive Director

The Native Fish Society has announced the promotion of Mark Sherwood to new Executive Director. Sherwood has been with NFS since 2010. Read more in the press release below.

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The Spirituality of Fly Fishing

For many people fly fishing is a spiritual experience, and a new book by Jody Martin uses this characteristic to introduce beginners to the sport. The book, The Spirituality of Fly Fishing, is based on a class Martin developed for … more

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Video Hatch: “Buffalo Brothers”

Ben and Gabe Levin are Arkansas fly fishing guides, raised on the river and streams of the Ozark Mountains. This film highlights their passion for their homewaters. Via Steve Dally.

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Tippets: Targeting Feeding Lanes, Patagonia Raises $10 Million for Grassroots Groups

How and where you stand while on the water can make all the difference in your success. Jason Randall writes about how to identify a trout’s principal feeding location in a river in order to “target the trophies.” Via American … more

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Video Hatch: “Between the Lines”

This trailer for the upcoming film from Lonely Osprey Productions features the thrill and chase of fly fishing for striped bass. Film to be released December 25, 2016.

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Tippets: Gear Storage, RIO’s Behind the Brand, Tying Yellow Sallies

Before storing gear away for the winter, take a look at five important storage tips from FishTec. For fly reels, lines, rods, leaders and waders. RIO’s “Behind The Brand” series explores the life and work of key employees at RIO. … more

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RIO’s New Saltwater Mono Tippet

RIO Products has announced the release of their new Saltwater Mono Tippet, which won the Best Leader/Tippet award at the IFTD show in Orlando in July. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Attaching Bite Tippet, Fly Fishing with a Mission

Pete Kutzer demonstrates how to attach bite tippet to your leader in this instructional film. It’s an essential skill if you plan to fish for species such as such as pike, musky, bluefish, or barracuda. Via Orvis. Dr. Andy Danylchuk writes about … more

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Martin Simpson Tribute Website

Artist Martin Simpson has battled cancer since 2012, and in April 2015 a scan revealed the cancer had spread to his bones. A website has been created so that people can write their words of encouragement/tributes for him while he … more

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