Author Archives: Erin Block

Stone Age Soles

The footprints of fishermen and their Stone Age fishing gear have been found in the dried up bed of an inlet on the island of Lolland in Denmark. Archeologists estimate they date from around 5,000 B.C. and they are working … more

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Video Hatch: “Salmon Cannon Redux”

The “salmon cannon” designed by Whooshh Innovations to help move fish over dams is “explained” on “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver–complete with his humorous perspective.

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Tippets: Places That Speak Your Name, Salmon vs. Natural Gas, Aging Redfish

Every angler has a favorite water.  And as Russ Lumpkin writes of his, “I love the spot, but loving a place so much that it speaks your name can be burdensome.” Read more on Sporting Classics. First Nations are fighting … more

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Video Hatch: “And we were there, in the mountains.”

This short film features beautiful fall footage of fishing the Deerfield River in the Berkshires. Via Tight Loops.

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Tippets: Dark Arts, Low Flows on the Deschutes, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

In Hatch Magazine, Steve Zakur writes about pursuing “The Dark Art” of nymphing. “You don’t want to do it but you must fish and when the trout aren’t looking up you can either practice casting” he writes, or “get it … more

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Umpqua Promotes Brian Schmidt to Fly Manager

Brian Schmidt has been promoted to fly manager at Umpqua Feather Merchants. “Brian has one of the most creative and productive minds in fly tying. This, along with his drive for nothing but the best, aligns perfectly with Umpqua’s history … more

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Video Hatch: “1st Place: A Gift from the Sky”

This is the story of three anglers from South Carolina who travel to The Palometa Club on Ascension Bay in hopes of catching the 1000th permit ever landed at the club. Via The Charleston Angler.

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Tippets: Special Places Report, Cleaning and Storing Gear, The Cycle of Salmon

Trout Unlimited has released their list of “10 Special Places” at threat from oil and gas development. An online report features stories and photos from each location ranging from Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia to Ohio. While the … more

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RIO Products Adds Technology to Two New Shooting Lines

RIO Products has announced the release of two new technical shooting lines for the spey flyfisher. With new and improved design and technology, the ConnectCore and GripShooter line series are available now, just in time for the winter season. Read … more

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“A Cycle of Conservation”

In this TEDx Talk given at a recent event in Boulder, Colorado, Catie Webster talks about commitment to rivers, fly fishing and conservation. “It’s important for us to see how investing our time and energy in the things that we … more

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