Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Idaho Sockeye Recovery, Patagonia’s “DamNation,” Top Ten Redfish Flies

New efforts in Idaho are being concentrated on addressing threats to the sockeye salmon population in the Snake River. Patagonia has long been known for their environmental and corporate responsibility. And their recent self-financed and award-winning environmental documentary, “Dam Nation,” … more

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Video Hatch: “Spinner Fall”

This short film from Joe Cummings has spectacular footage rising trout on the Bitterroot River in Montana.

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Tippets: Fishing Small Streams, Plastic Byproducts, Paint and Release

While small streams are often billed as “easy,” they can be hard to read and navigate. Phil Monahan has some expert advice in a recent post on the Orvis blog. Dioxin (a byproduct of burned plastics and industrial processes) is … more

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Video Hatch: “Gangsters of the Flats 2″

Featured in the Fly Fishing Film Tour, this short film holds incredible footage of chasing giant trevally.

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Tippets: Clean Energy Options, Dry Fly Tactics, Levels in Lake Mead

Dams are often billed as “clean energy” options. However Gary Wockner takes a deeper look at the issue and the impact of large dams, not only on fish species but on larger climate changes as well. Via EcoWatch. Todd Tanner … more

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Simms and TRCP Join Forces to Conserve Critical Habitat

Simms has announced that 50% of all sales from the Ebbtide LS Shirt will go to benefit the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) to help conserve critical fishing habitat. The offer will extend online at until August 28, 2014. … more

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Smith Introduces Fall 2014 Sunglass Line

Smith Optics has released new frame designs for Fall 2014, utilizing their cutting-edge ChromaPop polarization technology for the “best optical experience” on the water. Read more in the press release below.

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New Microspey Rod from Winston

Winston has added three new two-handed rods to their Boron III series. The Microspey rods combine the power of a spey rod and the finesse of a trout rod and are available in 3-5 wt. Read more in the press … more

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Video Hatch: “Snake Oil Hustle”

Our success on the water is dependent on how convincing we are… to ourselves and the species we chase. This short film from Pacific Extremes has some great footage of the game we play.

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Tippets: Good Shots, Climate Change’s Impact on Watersheds, Musky on the Fly

Corey Rich from Adorama gives some great advice on camera gear as well as techniques for getting great shots when out on the water. The recently released Colorado Climate Change report notes rising temperatures and lessening snowpack, which threaten the … more

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