Author Archives: Erin Block

USAC Weber Navigability Ruling Fact Sheet

After the recent ruling in Utah over navigability and access, the Utah Stream Access Coalition has provided a fact sheet to provide information on what the decision means for angling and the general public. Read more in the press release … more

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Photographing Fish

Recent news and articles have focused on the harm photographing fish can do. However, there are ways to snap shots effectively and safely, writes Louis Cahill, “it’s not realistic to expect anglers to release every fish without a photo. That’s … more

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Video Hatch: “Desert Rises”

This short film features an angler and his fishing companion, a German Wirehair Pointer, as they follow blue lines on a map in southern Utah. Via Troutsmith Films.

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“The Boat-Shaped Mind”

In “The Log from the Sea of Cortez,” published in 1951, John Steinbeck writes about a six-week boat expedition he made in 1940, gathering marine specimens along the Gulf of California. In an excerpt recently re-published online, Steinbeck pondered the … more

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Video Hatch: “2015 Heritage Award Tribute Video Honoring Tom Brokaw”

The American Museum of Fly Fishing honored Tom Brokaw with its 2015 Heritage Award. This short film, narrated by Brokaw’s daughter Andie Brokaw Simon, follows his journey in fly fishing.

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Tippets: Dry Fly Tips, Oregon Dam Removal, Fishing with Kids

As seasons change, so does fly selection. Todd Tanner writes about strategies for dry-fly fishing in a recent article on Hatch Magazine. This summer two fish barriers and dams are on track for removal in Oregon, estimated to open as … more

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Orvis Presents First Breaking Barriers Awards

The first annual Orvis Breaking Barriers Awards were presented to Chad Brown of Soul River Runs Wild and Lori-Ann Murphy of Reel Women at the recent Orvis Guides’ Rendezvous in Missoula, MT. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: National Fish, Crosswind Casting

The Striped Bass American Heritage Act would appoint the species as the “National Fish” of the United States. “I am honored to introduce this bill to finally recognize the striped bass as our national fish and enshrine its place in … more

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Video Hatch: “Palometa Club 3rd Annual Permit Tourney”

The Palometa Club’s 3rd Annual Permit Tournament was held April 10-17, 2015, and raised over $6000 to benefit the Jon Ain Fund at Bonefish Tarpon Trust as well as the schoolchildren of Punta Allen, Mexico. This short film from Matt …

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Tippets: Rethinking Measurements, Volcanic Impact on Fisheries, Topwater Tactics

Is it time to re-evaluate how we measure fish? Kirk Deeter argues that a back-to-belly evaluation might be more indicative of a healthier (and tougher fighting) fish. “As such, I’m now in hot pursuit of the ‘elusive seven-incher,’” Deeter writes. … more

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