Author Archives: Erin Block

Simple Revolution

Patagonia founder and CEO Yvon Chouinard has become a great proponent of the tenkara method of fly fishing. He talks about his journey to this simpler technique, the future of conservation, as well as his new book, “Simple Fly Fishing,” in … more

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NOAA Unveils National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy

Sportfishing and boating industry leaders have greeted the recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) national saltwater recreational fishing policy with enthusiasm. “This policy represents a milestone in NOAA Fisheries’ relationship with the recreational fishing community,” said American Sportfishing Association … more

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Video Hatch: “A River Between Us”

This trailer for the feature documentary “A River Between Us” examines the stakeholders of one of the largest conservation projects in American history, removal of dams on the Klamath River. Via It Matters.

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Well Stocked

While it may seem counter-intuitive, many studies point to stocking fewer trout resulting in better fishing. David Knapp reports on a recent decision by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to reducing stocking numbers by 40% and the research … more

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Fly Fish the Amazon

Fly fishing the Amazon might be a key to help save the ecosystem and indigenous cultures. “It is the platform upon which large tracts of land, many endemic species (fish and others) and native villages are given a chance to … more

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Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing Film Tour 2015 Trailer”

The 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour is underway, and this trailer shows footage from the featured films.

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Tippets: Spring Tease, Fishing with Dynamite, Rigging for Muskie

For anglers seasonal change brings along with it reasons for hope, which are also often dashed, writes Mike Sepelak: “Spring is a tease.” Read more of Sepelak’s essay via Mike’s Gone Fishin’. New York Times journalist Kate Galbraith reports on the practice … more

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Video Hatch: “Aerial Reel”

This short film presents some impressive footage of fly fishing the waters of the Palometa Club in Ascension Bay, Mexico.

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Tippets: Analyze Your Cast, Netted Discovery, Photo Contest

Dirk le Roux presents video and still images overlaid with line graphs of motion of some of the world’s top distance casters in a recent post on The Limp Cobra. Anglers of all levels can learn a lot from this … more

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Mark Harbaugh Joins AFFTA Board

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association is welcoming Mark Harbaugh, Global Sales Manager of Fish for Patagonia, as a board member of AFFTA. “He is incredibly seasoned in our industry and will bring immense insight and leadership to the AFFTA board,” … more

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