Author Archives: Erin Block

AFFTA Announces New Grant Program

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced a new funding arm of the organization, The Fisheries Fund, which is focused on furthering fly fishing conservation and educational organizations and programs. Grant proposals for the fund can begin being submitted … more

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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium and Art Fest Nov. 7-8

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust will hold their annual International Symposium at the IGFA Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, FL. The event will feature science presentations, clinics and demonstrations, as well as an inaugural Art and Film Festival. … more

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In Praise of Public Lands

After family land was lost to mining development, Tom Reed discovered the importance of public land. “Our family lost the ranch in 1979. But my soul and my thirst for hunting and fishing did not die that year,” he writes. … more

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Returning to Roots: Tom McGuane

Called the “voice of an outdoor generation,” Tom McGuane is still fishing hard and writing well after many books and decades. In a recent profile on the legendary author and angler, Chris Dorsey talks to McGuane about his return to … more

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Video Hatch: “Brackish Pikes”

From Denmark comes this nice short film of fly fishing for northern pike. Via Inwaders Media.

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Tippets: Bruun Interviews Morrish, Trinity Emergency Releases for Salmon, DIY Boat Box

From operating Flywater Travel to designing signature flies, Ken Morrish talks about his life in fly fishing with Paul Bruun in a recent article in The Jackson Hole News & Guide. A federal judge has ruled that emergency water releases from a Trinity … more

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Flies, Films and Foam

The upcoming “Flies, Films and Foam” event will feature films from the F3T as well as never-before-seen footage. All proceeds from ticket sales as well as $1 for every beer sold at the event will go to benefit Casting 4 … more

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Tippets: Consumerism and Fly Fishing, Eel River Gone Dry, “Eggie Special” History

Founder of Tenkara USA Daniel Galhardo wites a thoughtful piece on consumerism and fly fishing, discussing how fly fishing and other activities don’t have to be mutually exclusive.  Read more via Gink & Gasoline. Water in California’s Eel River has … more

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Bonefish: “Ghost Stories” Field Work Update

Important scientific studies on bonefish behavior and movement continue to be researched in the Grand Bahamas both Bonefish and Tarpon Trust (BTT), and the Fisheries Conservation Foundation (FCF). However, what has been missing is local knowledge. The research of PhD … more

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Kayaking the San Joaquin

This summer, CNN columnist John D. Sutter embarked on a three-week, 417-mile journey down the “most endangered” river in America, the San Joaquin River in California, to raise awareness about the dangers facing this watershed in an “era of dead … more

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