Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Tips for Low-light Conditions, Tying The Zonker

Ideal conditions for anglers’ comfort levels doesn’t always match conditions for when fish feed. Landon Mayer writes about how anglers can make low light conditions work to their advantage in this article on Wading Room. The Zonker is a classic baitfish imitation. … more

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Sage’s New X Fly Rod Family Commands the Water

Sage has announced their new fly rod series, The X Rod. The fast-action rods are available in freshwater models in three through six weights and saltwater in five through 10 weights, as well as switch and Spey models. Available August … more

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Video Hatch: “Fishing on Penns Creek”

This short film features a small fly shop in Coburn, Pennsylvania, where anglers from across the world stop before hitting their destination stream. Via PSU Communications Media.

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Orvis Seeking Rod & Tackle Product Developer

Orvis has announced their search for a product developer to join their Rod & Tackle team. This position will be responsible for the development of waders, wading footwear, outerwear, & vest/packs. The position is based at the Corporate Office in … more

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MindShift Gear Launches rotation180° Catch & Release™ Fly Fishing Backpack on Kickstarter

MindShift Gear has launched on Kickstarter campaign for the first 3-in-1 fly fishing backpack. The rotation180° Catch & Release wears like a traditional backpack, “but the lower part of the backpack easily rotates to the front for quick access to … more

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Protect the Beaverhead River

The proposal to retrofit Clark Canyon Dam into a hydroelectric facility would present a serious threat to the headwaters of the Beaverhead River. The Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, a Montana-based non-profit, outlines the risks and presents information on the proposal, including concern … more

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Tippets: How to Find Trout, Mia Sheppard on Casting

To catch fish you first have to locate them. Understanding survival motives and feeding habits can help you identify key areas. From underwater structure and seams to depth and riffles, find more information about reading streams in this piece on … more

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Tippets: Deep Sea Bioluminescence, Fighting Atlantic Salmon Farms, Herring Return to Hudson River Tributary, Farmed Salmon Hearing Loss

Bioluminescence, the ability to produce light, is more common in fish species than once thought. A new study published in PLOS ONE examines the “Repeated and Widespread Evolution of Bioluminescence in Marine Fishes” Open-water Atlantic salmon farms pose an unacceptable … more

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Video Hatch: “Carpology: Part 2”

Faced with wildfires and river closures due to high temperatures, Brian Kimmel of Shadow of a Trout Outfitters and Tracy Allen of Adipose Boatworks trade trout fishing for carp in this short film. Via Catch Magazine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90xOZQI0O2Y

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Tippets: Loon Tying Contest, Interview with Ben Bulis, Grip Variations

Loon is hosting a fly tying contest for patterns featuring their UV curing resins. Post to Instagram with the hashtag #tiebylight to enter and view more details on their website. The winner will be chosen June 15th, 2016. Kris Millgate … more

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