Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Spotting Tarpon, Steelhead Survival Rates, The Angler’s Art

From reading pushes of water and bubbles to developing hypersensitivity to movement and shadows, Louis Cahill has great advice for spotting tarpon, which translates well to spotting other species too. New research published in the journal BioOne shows that wild … more

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“All About Feathers”

Evolved for warmth, flight and weatherproofing, feathers are used by anglers for their movement, flotation and liveliness. Understanding the anatomy of feathers and their biological purpose can help in design at the tying desk, so take some time to check … more

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Video Hatch: “Strobel Lake: Argentina Fly Fishing”

The harsh fishing conditions of Argentina’s Strobel Lake doesn’t stop Katherine Hart of Rajeff Sports from making success happen on the water in this film short from Todd Moen and Catch Magazine.

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Tippets: Tying Transitions, Flood Concerns, Becoming a Guide

Don’t miss Ian Anderson’s tutorial on creating a smooth and clean transition when tying materials near the head of the fly. Via Warmwater Chronicles. After the floods of fall 2013 on Colorado’s Front Range, experts are concerned with how riverbeds … more

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Rio Tinto Pulls Stake from Pebble Mine

Rio Tinto has announced that it will pull its stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd., the company that owns the rights to the proposed Pebble Mine project. The announcement comes as welcome news in the continued fight for the protection … more

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Low Viz

Low visibility and bleakness on the flats can cause some things to become clear, and also demands focus, as Louis Cahill writes in a recent piece, “I have one thing left to do. To search this blue-white void. To see … more

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Video Hatch: “Rush Hour”

Showing the icy side of Rush River, Wisconsin, this film short highlights the beauty of winter fishing.

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Tippets: Steelhead Documentary, Clean Water Act Caveat, Mismatching the Hatch

In a recent post on Metalheads, Asher Koles gives some background on “Bloodknots,” an upcoming documentary on the steelhead angling community; including scientists, conservationists, anglers, and of course, the fish. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers … more

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Pink Fishing Skiff Launched in Honor of Casting for Recovery

BlackFly Lodge has commissioned a pink skiff to be used on select guiding trips to raise awareness for Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization offering support and educational retreats for women with breast cancer. “This stunning boat will be a … more

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Video Hatch: “The River”

This preview highlights the latest film by Robert “RT” Thompson, which will be available on DVD on April 24th via Third Year Fly Fisher and in fly shops and retail outlets on April 26th. Along with the feature “The River,” …

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