Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing for Big Pikes”

This short film features footage of an impressive pike fishery in Ireland, via Black Bay Lodge.

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Browns Canyon National Monument

President Obama has announced his decision to declare Browns Canyon a national monument. The new designation will add increased protection for approximately 21,000 acres around the Arkansas River. “Coloradans have been very clear they wanted this protection, along with assurances … more

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Tippets: Leaky Waders, Changing Biodiversity, Catch & Release Best Practices

Some things get better with age, writes Matthew Copeland, “bourbon in the barrel, a cast iron skillet and, of course, fine wine.” However, “waders rarely make the list.” Read more of Copeland’s essay via Stalking the Seam. Research published recently … more

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Angler’s Covey is Hiring Full and Part-time Positions

Colorado Springs-based fly shop Angler’s Covey has announced their search for full and part-time positions. Read more in the press release below.

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AMFF Deborah Pratt Dawson Conservation Symposium

The American Museum of Fly Fishing will host The Deborah Pratt Dawson Conservation Symposium March 14-55 in Manchester, Vermont. The event will feature an impressive lineup of speakers presenting on diverse fishery conservation issues. Read more in the press release … more

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Simple Revolution

Patagonia founder and CEO Yvon Chouinard has become a great proponent of the tenkara method of fly fishing. He talks about his journey to this simpler technique, the future of conservation, as well as his new book, “Simple Fly Fishing,” in … more

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NOAA Unveils National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy

Sportfishing and boating industry leaders have greeted the recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) national saltwater recreational fishing policy with enthusiasm. “This policy represents a milestone in NOAA Fisheries’ relationship with the recreational fishing community,” said American Sportfishing Association … more

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Video Hatch: “A River Between Us”

This trailer for the feature documentary “A River Between Us” examines the stakeholders of one of the largest conservation projects in American history, removal of dams on the Klamath River. Via It Matters.

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Well Stocked

While it may seem counter-intuitive, many studies point to stocking fewer trout resulting in better fishing. David Knapp reports on a recent decision by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to reducing stocking numbers by 40% and the research … more

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Fly Fish the Amazon

Fly fishing the Amazon might be a key to help save the ecosystem and indigenous cultures. “It is the platform upon which large tracts of land, many endemic species (fish and others) and native villages are given a chance to … more

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