Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Fishing Around Structure, Dorsey Talks Midge Patterns

When you hook a big fish in open water you can let it run. However, hooking up around a dock or structure requires strategy. In this recent article John Kumiski outlines techniques for fly fishing around structure. Via Florida Sportsman. … more

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Tippets: Cold Weather Streamers, Choosing the Right Dubbing

When cold weather hits, the go-to flies are usually small nymph patterns. However, there is good reason to reach for big streamers instead, writes Jason Randall. “Larger fish target smaller fish weakened by the thin energy budget in the winter … more

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Tippets: Rethinking Wet Flies, How to Fish with Indicators

Wet flies might be considered “classic” patterns but are still effective for 21st century trout, writes Scott Sanchez. “Wet flies are a fun and effective way to fish, and a great link to the gilded age of fly fishing. Tie … more

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Video Hatch: “It’s Why We Fish”

This short film features the journey to explore an unknown tarpon fishery. Persevering through days of no fish and intense weather, the group finds “that Tarpon fishing has parallels to life and is about more than just the catch.”

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Tippets: Anglers’ Voice on Public Lands, Casting Large Flies

An Obama-era order, the BLM’s “Planning 2.0 rule,” gave anglers and other outdoor recreationists an equal voice with drillers, ranchers, loggers, and other industrial interests regarding how the government manages over 250 million acres of federal lands. As Emily J. … more

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Video Hatch: “Way of the Fish”

This short film features the beauty of swinging flies in a Northern BC autumn. Via Chromer Fishing.

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Tippets: Interview with Brian O’Keefe, Early Spring Nymphs

One of the world’s top fly fishing photographers, Brian O’Keefe, sits down for an interview with Jimmy Langman in Patagon Journal. “Personally, I have never considered photography a career or job. I call it a hobby out of control.” Read … more

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New Lens from Costa Sunglasses

Costa has announced the release of a new lens for 2017. The Sunrise Silver Mirror is ideal for low-light conditions and sight fishing applications. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Generations”

This short film looks at the coming together of multiple generations of anglers on the Bighorn River. Via Bighorn Angler Fly Shop.

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Tippets: Getting Kids Fishing, Choosing Tying Scissors

“Success here boils down to knowing what to do, keeping the pressure off and above all else, lots and lots of patience.” Read five key steps to keeping kids interested and engaged from Ben Duchesney via Postfly Box. In a recent … more

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