Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “Natural Highs: Part Two”

This short film from Rainbros Fishing features great footage of trout fishing in Scotland, on Loch Leven and the Lake of Menteith, as well as salmon fishing on the River Spey.

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Tippets: Improve Casting Accuracy, Finding Fish in Low Flows

Off-plane movement of the rod is the biggest killer of accurate casts, writes John Juracek. “Inaccuracy isn’t always fatal to success, but it proves fatal often enough. Minimize those times by becoming a more accurate caster. It’s not difficult to … more

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Tippets: Species of the Anthropocene, Safe Handling for Bonefish, The Salmon People

The Anthropocene, “an age when humanity impacts everything on earth,” has created interesting hybrids, including the tiger musky. Read more on species of the Anthropocene from Matt Miller via the Nature Conservancy. Bonefish “aren’t trout and nothing will bring that … more

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Send The Water South: Save Our Streams Lends a Hand In Restoring Florida’s Everglades

The Everglades is the sixth stop and first eastern effort in the Simms 2017 Save Our Streams campaign. During the month of September, Simms will offer a limited edition T-Shirt designed by Jorge Matinez, a Florida native who grew up … more

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Tippets: Climate Change and Fish Size, The Elwha River’s Rebirth, Stream Monitoring in Pennsylvania

A new study in the journal Global Change Biology indicates that a warming climate “could stunt the growth of fish by as much as 30 percent.” According to the research, “The main driver behind this decline in size is that … more

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Video Hatch: “I Dreamt I Was a River”

This short film from Grand Prismatic Media features stunning scenery and beautiful fish, all set to a great tune.

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Tippets: Sage Lodge, Fishing Soft Hackles

Sage is building a fly-fishing lodge in Emigtrant, Montana. Sage Lodge will offer easy access to Yellowstone National Park, and will “lead with fly-fishing,” says Tag Kleiner, Sage’s vice president of marketing, “that’s the heart and soul of Sage, but … more

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Video Hatch: “Moments”

This short film features beautiful footage from a fly fishing trip in northern Sweden. Via Spotified.

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Tippets: Fishing in Rattlesnake Country, Review of Rosenbauer’s “Fly Fishing for Trout—The Next Level”

Before fishing in rattlesnake country don’t miss this article by Steve Graepel on tips to identify and avoid rattlesnakes, as well as how to treat bites, via Gear Junkie. Find a book review of Tom Rosenbauer’s recently released Fly Fishing … more

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Video Hatch: “RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards Teaser”

RIO is currently accepting entries for their 2017 Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards. Rules and entry information can be found here.

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