Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Joan Wulff and The Art of Fly Casting, Action of Fly Rods

Joan Wulff will present “The Art of Fly Casting,” a demonstration on the mechanics of casting, during the “Arts of the Angler” show to be held on November 5 and 6 at the Ethan Allen Inn in Danbury, Connecticut. The … more

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Video Hatch: “Fun in the Mud Carptown”

Mudflats of Australia provide great opportunity for chasing carp on the fly. Via Jonathan Jones.

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Tippets: Interview with Brita Fordice, Chasing Esox

Seattle-based guide and fly designer Brita Fordice sits down for an interview on FrankenFly. Covering everything from her self-taught start to signature patterns, gear and material choices, read the interview here. Northern pike are addictive, “Try going after these dinosaurs, … more

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Video Hatch: “The Beginning”

For Colorado fishing guide Patrick Duke, the fall is the beginning of his own fishing season. This short film from Howler Brothers features Duke “heeding his own call after putting in the work.”

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Tippets: Best Flies for Panfish, DeYoung Washington Steelhead Plate

“Nothing puts the sizzle back in that poor overworked adjective ‘fun’ better than fly fishing for the freshwater pan-fishes of North America,” writes Skip Morris. For a good time on the water, don’t miss his top fly picks for targeting bluegill and other … more

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Patagonia Continues to Expand its Fair Trade Program for Fall 2016

For their Fall 2016 product lineup, Patagonia continues to expand their Fair Trade Program.  They’ve partnered with Fair Trade USA, an organization that has a well-established program for ensuring products are made in factories and farms where workers are safe, … more

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Video Hatch: “The North”

This short film features a week in Northern Norway, fishing gin clear rivers for Atlantic salmon. Via Black Fly Eyes.

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Tippets: The Great Trout Escape, Dry and Dropper Rigs

A cargo ship accident caused up to 80,000 farmed rainbow trout to be released into the sea in Denmark. “There are fears that the fish could disrupt the reproduction of other trout species,” and anglers are being urged to help … more

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Tippets: Upslope Brewing Supports Watersheds, FishFace Software, Rescuing Golden Trout, Facing Floods

Because snowmelt is always their first ingredient, Upslope Brewing Company responsibly supports the protection of local watersheds by donating 1% of the sales from their Craft Lager to Trout Unlimited.  A recent video highlights their conservation message and work. FishFace, a … more

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Video Hatch: “Western Linesides”

This footage from Pacific Extremes features the tugs and treasure of fishing California’s Surf Zone.

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