Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Nature & Tarpon, Stillwater Bass

The “otherness” of nature is what grounds us, writes Monte Burke. Within the context of tarpon fishing he writes about why our relationship to the natural world matters in a recent piece on Forbes. “The take of a tarpon is … more

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Tippets: Sockeye Decimated by Warm Waters, Whole Foods to Sell Lionfish, Great Lakes Salmon, Smith River Mine Op-ed, Bizarre B.C. Fish Ladder

Due to unprecedented warm waters, ninety-nine percent of the Snake River sockeye salmon counted at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River near Portland in 2015 died before reaching Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley. Rocky Barker reports via The Idaho Statesman. Lionfish are … more

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Video Hatch: “Carpology Part 1”

This film by Todd Moen features dry fly fishing for carp on the Missouri River. Via Catch Magazine.

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Virginia Fly Fishing Festival Sets Attendance Record

The 16th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival held recently in Doswell, Virginia set record attendance numbers. The two-day event saw upwards of a 10 percent increase in attendance over last year, which was “a great development considering the … more

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Tippets: Flies of History, Always Be Prepared, Make a First Cast Count

Durability is an important attribute of any pattern, and flies housed at The American Museum of Fly Fishing are some of the oldest on record. Read more about the Haslinger Breviary (one of the oldest texts on fly fishing) and … more

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Video Hatch: “Super Salmon”

This trailer outlines the threats posed by a hydroelectric dam on Alaska’s Sustina River. Short film coming January, 2016. Via Ryan Peterson.

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Tippets: Orvis-Endorsed Awards, Two-Hand Trout, Spring Flies

Winners of the 2016 Orvis-Endorsed Awards have been announced. The awards recognize excellence in sporting experiences through the Orvis Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). Read more about this year’s winners. Steven Brutger writes about fishing two-handed rods for … more

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Tippets: Zimmerman Talks Carp, Summer Road Trips, Audubon’s Bullet Proof Fish

Author and fly tier Jay Zimmerman talks about flies and strategies for catching carp in the most recent Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio episode. Zimmerman also speaks about his book, “The Best Carp Flies: How to Tie and Fish … more

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Video Hatch: “An Artist’s Frontier”

The second season of Redington’s “Find Your Water” series kicks off with this beautiful films short featuring artist Josh DeSmit as he explores Western rivers in search of inspiration.

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Tippets: Planning Ahead, River Guide Willi Cannell, Catch More Trout

While spur-of-the-moment days can end well, a good game plan is important for success. From reading maps to fly presentation, Kent Klewein writes “a basic outline of what’s important and provide a foundation that fly anglers can use to further … more

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