Author Archives: Erin Block

Meet the Bamboo Brooker

Andy Royer has created a special bamboo fly rod business sourcing Tonkin cane from China. His story, including the tragic turn of a cancer diagnosis, is featured in a video profile by Stephen Engle of Bloomberg.

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Hank Brown Passes

Famed flats guide Hank Brown has passed away at the age of 86. He was a legend in the sport and was always curious and exploring new waters, earning him the nickname Run Aground Brown. “Work ethic got him where … more

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Video Hatch: “Release”

From Waist Deep Media comes this film showcasing an road trip through Idaho and Montana, and all the fishing and wildlife along the way.

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Tippets: Southern Trout Fall Issue, Groundwork for Better Casting

Southern Trout Magazine’s August/September issue has been published and is now available to read online. This 211-page issue includes a “Close Look” at Waynesboro, VA, named as the state’s “Top Trout Town.” Southern Trout is a bimonthly publication dedicated to … more

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2016 AFFTA Board of Directors Election

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced the election results for board of directors. Colby Trow, Jen Lavigne, Sam Lundgren, Brent Bauer, and Lise Lozelle will serve three-year terms beginning at the October 16, 2016 AFFTA board meeting. Read … more

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Tippets: Deschutes Brewery and Water Conservation, Whitefish Found Dead in Yellowstone River, BTT Fin Clip Research, Connecticut River Dams Removed

The Deschutes Brewery has partnered with the Deschutes River Conservancy to save 1 billion gallons of the river’s water each year. “The brewery leases water rights that are not being used, directing the water back into the river.” Read more … more

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Video Hatch: “Basslines: An Interview With Stuart Spector”

Legendary bass guitar maker and avid fly angler Stuart Spector talks about the similarities between crafting a fine instrument and getting a trout to sip a dry fly in this short film from Field & Stream.

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Tippets: Balance Train for Better Wading, Washing Out the Skunk

Cross training with balance-related sports can help you become a stronger wader. Brew Moscarello of Vew-Do Balance Boards writes about specific exercises to practice before your next time on the water. “I highly recommend you spend a few minutes each … more

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Video Hatch: “Fix Florida”

Once an angler’s paradise, Florida’s fisheries and environment are in environmental turmoil due to over a half century of urban and agricultural development, and water mismanagement. This short film from Costa tells the story, and provides information on what can …

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Tippets: Backpacking and Tenkara, Renard’s Fantastical Fish

Tom Malone makes a case for why a tenkara rod is the perfect match for backpacking, citing advantages that include light weight and simple design. Read more on The Adventure Tribune. The fish in  Louis Renard’s Poissons, ecrevisses et crabes, which … more

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