Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “Unwind”

Everyone has their own way to relax at the end of stressful days and weeks, and this short film features the kind of folks who choose heading out on the water. Via LivitFilms.

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Tippets: Measuring Up, Women’s Wader Review, Marine Reserves Help Migration

Fly fishing rods, lines and leaders are like “some weird SAT math question,” writes Morgan Lyle. “They’re full of numbers—numbers that don’t necessarily correlate with anything in real life.” Lyle clears up the confusion, explaining things like what a “5 … more

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Hell or High Water Fly Fishing Festival

The annual “Hell or High Water” fly fishing festival will be held April 10-11 at the West Branch Angler Resort in Hancock, NY. Activities include an Orvis 101 program, tying demonstrations, and a viewing of the 2015 Fly Fishing Film … more

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Video Hatch: “A Deliberate Life”

This beautiful new film explores the stories of five unlikely friends who share a passion for fly fishing, the outdoors, and living life on their own terms. The full film is now available on Blu-ray and by download on Vimeo …

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Tippets: March Madness, Reading Rise Forms

In the spirit of the month, each March since 2011 Cheeky Fly Fishing hosts a “March Madness” contest for the “final fish.” Read more on the contest and entry guidelines on the Cheeky Fly Fishing website. Proceeds go to benefit … more

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Orvis Announces Free Clinics for Spring 2015

Now for the sixth year, free fly fishing lessons will be offered nationwide through Orvis retail stores. The “Fly Fishing 101” clinics will run April through June 2015. Read more in the press release below.

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Tarpon Research Presentation

Dr. Jerry Ault and Adam Marton will be giving a presentation on the Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition and tarpon research and programs at The Tarpon and Bonefish Research Center at the University of Miami. The event will be held Saturday, … more

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Smith Optics & Howler Brothers Collaboration

Smith Optics and Howler Brothers have joined forces to create a line of limited-run, outdoor lifestyle apparel and goods. This will include co-branded models of Smith’s Lowdown and Dockside sunglasses as well Aransas shirt, t-shirt, and Hat from Howler Brothers. … more

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Tippets: Shorelines with April Vokey, Sharpen Up Your Angling Skills, Tenkara Winter Series

The first episode of April Vokey’s “Shorelines” can now be viewed freely online via The World Fishing Network. The series chronicles Vokey’s journey as she researches the evolution of steelhead and salmon fishing, “the people, the places, the stories,” in … more

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BSA Fly Fishing Merit Badges

As part of the 2015 Virginia Fly Fishing Festival, free Boy Scouts of America Fly Fishing Merit Badges will be offered at the event. The BSA merit badge program is helped funded by a larger outreach program geared towards children … more

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