Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “Slaying The Dragon”

This film from FlatsPirate Angling highlights the environmental issues facing Southwest Florida, while also tackling the human element at play: “The Beauty and The Beast of Nature.”

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Tippets: Streamer Chronicles Video Series, The Problem with “Golden Bones”

A new video series from Brian Wise offers a unique view into a day on the water with a “streamer guru.” The first guest on The Streamer Chronicles is Mike Schmidt and the episode can be viewed via Fly Fishing … more

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Tippets: McCafferty’s Fly Fishing Noir, Choosing a Reel

Keith McCafferty’s genre-bending Sean Stranahan mysteries, dubbed “fly-fishing noir” by some interviewers and reviewers, reveal the author’s passion for the sport and outdoors. “I just wrote what I wanted to write about and have been fortunate that it slotted into … more

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Al Perkinson Joins Simms

Simms has announced Al Perkinson as Executive Vice President of Marketing. Perkinson comes to Simms from his former position of VP of Marketing at Costa. Read more in the press release below.

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New Fly Fishing Books

Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Elusive Fish by Chris Dombrowski is a book of two passions, poetry and fly fishing, which lead to a life-changing bonefishing trip and friendship with legendary guide David Pinder. … more

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Tippets: FisheWear Kickstarter, Getting Started in Fly Fishing

FisheWear offers fun and functional fashion for women, and has launched a Kickstarter to help manufacture new wool and design series. Learn more here about FisheWear products and the funraising campaign. The gear required for getting a start in fly … more

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Video Hatch: “Raising Gus: A Public Lands story”

For an entire year the Eaton family fished public lands and waters throughout the country. In this video they share their experiences and talk about what public lands mean to them and their children.

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Tippets: “First Taste of Winter,” Making a Double Spey Cast

Small stream fishing at the end of the season presents harsh and challenging conditions. But it does have a plus side: no crowds. “The fishing wasn’t bad,” writes Jess McGlothlin, “but the real treat was having what’s been a busy … more

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New Book “Fish On, Fish Off,” from Stephen Saunter

The new book, Fish On, Fish Off, from former New York Times “Outdoors” columnist Stephen Sautner chronicles his experiences, beginning as a self-taught fish-obsessed teenager in the early 1980s to the present, taking readers through every imaginable pitfall and odd-ball encounter along … more

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“Providence” Film Fundraising Event for Peter Berntsen

Front Range Anglers will host a showing of Confluence Film’s latest production “Providence,” with proceeds going to benefit the Let’s get Peter Walking Fund, dedicated to helping Peter Berntsen, store manager of the Boulder-based fly shop, get mobile again. The … more

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