Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “Convergence”

This important new film from Conservation Hawks explores the essence of fly fishing through different anglers and their collective passions: love for wild trout, healthy landscapes, clean and cold waters. Featuring Travis Swartz (AKA Hank Patterson), Perk Perkins, Hilary Hutcheson, …

Posted in Conservation, Videos | Leave a comment

Tippets: Yellow Sally Patterns, Seeing Your Fly

Trout love yellow sally stoneflies, writes Louis Cahill, and so should every angler. “Even in the dead of terrestrial season, or when other aquatic bug hatches such as caddis or mayflies are in progress, trout will regularly forage on Yellow … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Video Hatch: “Una—The One”

The Una River is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Balkan region. This short film sheds light on the threat posed by a series of proposed hydro dam projects. Via Brothers on the Fly.

Posted in Travel, Videos | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Conservation | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Conservation | Leave a comment

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

Posted in People | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Travel, Videos | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment