Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Tarpon Tips, 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Fly fishing for tarpon presents a steep learning curve. Louis Cahill outlines 10 common mistakes first-time anglers make, from strip setting to casting in the wind. Read more on Gink & Gasoline. With the holiday season quickly approaching, don’t miss … more

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Video Hatch: “Small Water”

The small streams of Australia are featured in this film short from Southern Exposure Media.

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Tippets: New Owner of Thomas & Thomas, Front Range Flies

The new owner of Thomas & Thomas, Neville Orsmond, is breathing new life into the historic company. He credits “listening to the right people about what they need in a rod and how we can meet those needs.” Read more … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Nymphing—The New Way: French Leader Fishing for Trout by Jonathan White takes an international perspective of the latest developments in nymph fishing. This book includes tackle, flies and methods for trout, steelhead and grayling; variations for chalkstreams, freestone rivers and … more

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Tippets: McGlothlin on the South Pacific, Swinging for Steelhead

Bjorn Stromsness interviews Jess McGlothlin about her recent fishing expedition to the South Pacific. From photo shoots to fishing salt flats, don’t miss the engaging conversation via Bonefish on the Brain. In a recent article Dave Karczynski writes about one … more

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IFF Fly Tying Video Library

The International Federation of Fly Fishers Fly Tying Group has put together an extensive Fly Tying Video Library. The library  can be searched by Category (Cold Water, Salt Water, Technique and Warm Water) or by Sub Category (Trout, Salmon/Steelhead, Bluegill/Crappie, … more

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Tippets: Streamer Chronicles with Kelly Galloup, Travel on the Cheap

The patterns and work of Kelly Galloup are featured in Episode 2 of “Streamer Chronicles” from Fly Fishing the Ozarks. Galloup’s fly designs include the Sex Dungeon, Zoo Cougar, Stacked Blonde, Nancy P, and many more articulated streamer patterns. Great … more

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Video Hatch: “Refuge”

This short film from Fly Out TV features a great escape from the chaos of “24-hour news, social media, celebrity culture, smart phones, and political jib-jab.” Enjoy the scenes from Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Tippets: New Flash for Old Flies, Roof-Top Tents

We all have old flies in our box.  Justin Pickett writes a great article on how to give those old patterns new life. “It’s a lot of fun to experiment with patterns while sitting at the tying bench, but it … more

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Tippets: Pebble Mine Contamination Review, Snake River Dams, Preference in Choosing Mates

An independent scientific report commissioned by the United Tribes of Bristol Bay revealed on-going contamination, including failure to properly close and reclaim past drill wells, by the company behind the proposed Pebble Mine. “Pebble has broken rules and promises in … more

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