Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: “Downstream People,” Tips for Boat Fishing

A new documentary, Downstream People, examines the threat of an industrial hog farm to the Buffalo National River watershed in the Ozark Mountains of Newton County, Arkansas. The film “explores issues of rural gentrification and environmental injustice through a community … more

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Video Hatch: “Earn Your Story: Dedication”

This short film features the story of John Hanlon, an ambitious fly fishing guide in the Yakima Canyons and Cle Elum river in the Pacific Northwest. Via 1123 Productions.

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Tippets: Mayfly Photography, Tying Wading Boot Laces

Photographer Imre Potyó spent 12 days waiting for the perfect time to capture a shot of Ephoron virgo on the Rába river in Hungary. “I was impressed by the wonderful dance of the mayflies,” Potyó says. “I was standing on the river, … more

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Video Hatch: “River Nomad”

Pat Clayton and John Arnold collaborate on this great short film of underwater footage featuring native bull trout. Via Scumliner Media.

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Tippets: Quitza’s Smoking Litter Awareness, Tapply on Fishing Pocket Water

Quitza is a non-profit that works to raise awareness of the impact cigarette litter has on the environment, specifically aquatic ecosystems. Quitza combines a social network of support as well as real-time progress tracking technologies to help individuals help themselves … more

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Video Hatch: “Borgund”

This beautiful films shows the waters and fish of Lærdal County in Sogn og Fjordane, a county in western Norway. Via Black Fly Eyes.

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Tippets: Colorado’s Highcountry Trout, Improve Your Fishing Photography

Follow a 10-day singletrack and fly fishing excursion into the Colorado highcountry through the photographs of Ben Kraushaar. “With Telluride as the jumping off point, Kraushaar was joined by Justin Reiter, Dylan Stucki, Sam Simmons, and Trevor Downing for some … more

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Patagonia Launches Vote Our Planet

Patagonia has announced the launch of Vote Our Planet, a non-partisan environmental campaign to educate Americans to “vote purposefully with the environment as their top issue when they head to the polls in November.” Read more in the press release … more

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Fly Fishing Bloggers: “Public Lands Proud”

Across the  US West there is a growing initiative to remove public lands from the federal government and transfer management to state control. This national public lands transfer would over-burden state governments and budgets and would likely result in a sale … more

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Tippets: Snake River Kill, Headwaters and Climate Change, Soda Butte Cutthroat Restoration, Diversions from the Colorado

Thousands of dead whitefish have been confirmed on the South Fork of the Snake River, and biologists suspect the cause is proliferative kidney disease, the same pathogen believed to be responsible for last month’s whitefish kill in the Yellowstone River. … more

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