Author Archives: Erin Block

“The Cost of Trout Fishing”

Hatchery fish can cause both ecological and genetic damage to the streams they are stocked, and the hatcheries where they are raised are major polluters of nearby waterways. Yet millions of hatchery trout are released each year to millions of … more

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Tippets: Top Spring Fly Patterns, Headlamp Review, Feast & Famine

John Way of The Tackle Shop runs down his list of the top ten flies for fishing the high water rivers of spring in Montana. With a new season of trips ahead, check out Ben Smith’s review of Black Diamond’s … more

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Video Hatch: “The Warm Up”

While the wait for warmer weather might take a while in northern climates, the folks at FRENZY brave the cold to get out on the water.

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Tippets: Year of One Fly, Art of Fly Fishing, Teaching Teens

Tim Harris decides to forgo a reel and concentrate on fishing a tenkara rod and only one fly for one year. He writes about what he learned from the experience in a recent piece on Gink & Gasoline. Fly fishing … more

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Fundamentals of Catch and Release

Catch and release fishing isn’t without harm to the health of the fish. In an article that was first published in This is Fly magazine, Dr. Andy J. Danylchuk details the fundamentals and best practices for catch and release fishing. From … more

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Andy Mill joins Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition

The Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition offers anglers an opportunity to help participate in field work that will advance tarpon research, while also enjoying fishing opportunities in Belize. The 2015 expedition will be led in part by Andy Mill. Read more … more

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BTT Calls for Petition Signatures in Support of Bahamian National Parks

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is calling for signatures on a petition in support of two new national parks in the Bahamas, which would protect critical habitat for marine fish and wildlife. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “The Red Bandits”

Anglers Regan Flanagan and Stephanie Powell search the desert streams of Southern Idaho for Redband trout. Via Wes Atkinson.

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Tippets: Cortland to Remain in New York, Reading Stream Structure

Thanks to help from state and local funding, the Cortland Line Company will remain in Cortland, NY. The company will be able to retain its 22 employees as well as hire additional members to the Cortland team. “If I have anything … more

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Video Hatch: “Six Feet”

Sometimes it takes is a bamboo rod to teach the importance of slowing down. Via Movi-Media.

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