Author Archives: Erin Block

Flies for Kids

Flies for Kids helps get young people introduced to the world of fly tying. One of the ways anglers can help is by donating unused flies, which will be packaged in Cliff boxes donated by Cliff Outdoors, and then given … more

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Video Hatch: “Man’s Best Escape With Man’s Best Friend”

Sometimes the best fishing companions come on four legs, as shown in this short film of fly fishing for Northern Pike in the Nunavut Territory.

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Tippets: Saving Steelhead, Clinch Knot for Droppers, Fleshing Out Stories

Washinton’s Olympic Peninsula is home to one of the last native populations of winter steelhead in the state. A petition has been started to ask that the Statewide Steelhead Management Plan that was adopted by the Washington Fish and Wildlife … more

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Strong Support for Browns Canyon Monument

At a recent public hearing, anglers gathered to show their support for protecting Browns Canyon in Colorado with National Monument status. Read more in the press release below.

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Public Lands Measures Attached to Defense Bill Ensure Habitat Protection

Bipartisan efforts in a House vote resulted in the approval of vital public lands measures for protection of fish and game habitat, and designation of new wilderness areas. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “River Snorkel: Under The Ice”

Go beneath the icy crust of winter to get an underwater look at Coho salmon in their last days, after their magnificent run and spawn. Via River Snorkel.

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TFM’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

Cameron Mortenson is kicking off the holiday season with the annual 12 Days of Christmas giveaways on The Fiberglass Manifesto. The event began Monday, December 8th and will run through Friday, December 19th, with daily gear giveaways centered around the … more

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Video Hatch: “The Curse Of The Black Bigote: Trailer”

A group of anglers explore waters off the Yucatan Coast in this trailer for the upcoming film from Lateral Line Media.

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Tippets: Tying Tenkara, Commercial Filming Directive

In a recent article, Daniel Galhardo writes about the design and efficacy of tenkara-style flies. “Just like I got into fly-fishing because of flies and fly-tying,” he writes, “I can say that the tenkara flies and what they represent certainly … more

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How Otoliths Are Used In Fish Aging

To determine the age of a fish, biologists use a part of the inner ear called otoliths, which develop rings in similar manner to a tree. A recent article on The Fishing Wire explains how the data is collected and used … more

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