Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “Carpology Part 1”

This film by Todd Moen features dry fly fishing for carp on the Missouri River. Via Catch Magazine.

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Virginia Fly Fishing Festival Sets Attendance Record

The 16th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival held recently in Doswell, Virginia set record attendance numbers. The two-day event saw upwards of a 10 percent increase in attendance over last year, which was “a great development considering the … more

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Tippets: Flies of History, Always Be Prepared, Make a First Cast Count

Durability is an important attribute of any pattern, and flies housed at The American Museum of Fly Fishing are some of the oldest on record. Read more about the Haslinger Breviary (one of the oldest texts on fly fishing) and … more

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Video Hatch: “Super Salmon”

This trailer outlines the threats posed by a hydroelectric dam on Alaska’s Sustina River. Short film coming January, 2016. Via Ryan Peterson.

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Tippets: Orvis-Endorsed Awards, Two-Hand Trout, Spring Flies

Winners of the 2016 Orvis-Endorsed Awards have been announced. The awards recognize excellence in sporting experiences through the Orvis Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). Read more about this year’s winners. Steven Brutger writes about fishing two-handed rods for … more

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Tippets: Zimmerman Talks Carp, Summer Road Trips, Audubon’s Bullet Proof Fish

Author and fly tier Jay Zimmerman talks about flies and strategies for catching carp in the most recent Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio episode. Zimmerman also speaks about his book, “The Best Carp Flies: How to Tie and Fish … more

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Video Hatch: “An Artist’s Frontier”

The second season of Redington’s “Find Your Water” series kicks off with this beautiful films short featuring artist Josh DeSmit as he explores Western rivers in search of inspiration.

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Tippets: Planning Ahead, River Guide Willi Cannell, Catch More Trout

While spur-of-the-moment days can end well, a good game plan is important for success. From reading maps to fly presentation, Kent Klewein writes “a basic outline of what’s important and provide a foundation that fly anglers can use to further … more

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Tippets: Angling Author Pseudonyms, Tips for Tying Efficiency, Thailand’s Walking Cavefish

Angling authors have often used pseudonyms when publishing their works. An interesting new page via Wikipedia highlights the people behind the writing. Read more here. Bob Reece offers great tips for preparations that will make your time at the vise … more

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Tippets: Fishing Beaver Island, Spotting Tarpon, Peacock Herl Up Close

If you’re interested in planning a fishing trip to Beaver Island, don’t miss sage advice on prime season, accommodations, travel, and guides. Via Third Coast Fly. Tarpon can vanish in an instant. “Once you find a fish, or a school, … more

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