Author Archives: Erin Block

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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Video Hatch: Low Flows & Wild Steelhead

This short film shows recent work to protect threatened wild steelhead during low flows on California’s Mendocino and Sonoma Coast. Via The Native Fish Society.

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Tippets: Tying Bonefish Leaders, Invisible Waters

Using Lefty Kreh’s “fifty percent rule,” Tom Rowland of Saltwater Experience demonstrates how to create a fly fishing leader for bonefish. Even the unlikeliest of pockets can hold trout. In a recent article, Daniel Galhardo urges anglers to not overlook … more

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Video Hatch: “The Randall Steiger Story”

This short film features an Iraq War veteran’s journey from soldier to civilian life with the help of a  fly fishing trip with Project Healing Waters.

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Tippets: Texas Redfish, Fixing Leaky Waders

Brian Irwin writes about a trip to Arroyo City, Texas, which “feels like you’re at the end of the earth,” to fish for redfish on the flats of the Lower Laguna Madre. Read about his trip as well as find … more

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