Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “The Alaska Salmon Program”

Based out of the University of Washington, the Alaska Salmon Program is the oldest continuously running salmon research program in the world, and investigates factors influencing salmon production in Bristol Bay, Alaska. This film from Jason Ching highlights the program’s …

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Tippets: Fishing the Fly, Hemingway Facts, New Rules for Biscayne National Park

Even with the tenkara challenge of fishing one fly, different techniques make the simplicity work in different situations and for different species. Read a recent article by Tim Harris on really “fishing” a fly. Ernest Hemingway’s“The Old Man and the … more

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The Library of Roderick Haig-Brown

Beginning in the 1950s, celebrated writer and conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown, together with his wife (and school librarian) Ann, compiled an impressive collection of books in their home near the Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Recent writer in residence at the … more

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Tippets: Skunked, Catch and Release Replicas, Frank Moore Steelhead Sanctuary Proposal

For many anglers, their fishing partner is also man’s best friend. And inevitably, that dog will have run-ins with wild animals, including skunks. Steven Brutger has some tried-and-true advice for washing a dog that gets sprayed, via Stalking the Seam. As catch … more

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Jimmy Reese Is New Douglas Outdoors X-Matrix Rods Ambassador

Douglas Outdoors has added on FLW Tour Pro Jimmy Reese as a brand ambassador. “Selecting Jimmy Reese was a no-brainer,” says Douglas Outdoors rod designer Fred Contaoi, “he’s a quality guy and an exceptional angler.” Read more in the press … more

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Video Hatch: “On the Line: Thompson Steelhead”

This short film from Caton Garvie beautifully highlights the work and wait of fly fishing for wild steelhead on British Columbia’s Thompson River.

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Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival Announces New Location

The Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival has announced a new location to accommodate growing attendance. In 2016, the event will be held at The Meadow Events Park, near Richmond, Virginia. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Hook Sets, Guiding Careers, Rainbow Trout Rebound in Colorado

Many fish are lost on the hook set. And in a recent article, Tom Rosenbauer talks about techniques for setting the hook for different species and settings, via Orvis. Turning a fishing obsession into a career is “the best job in … more

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Video Hatch: “April”

Long winters pay off on Sweden’s west coast with beautiful spring sea trout, in this short film via Frenzy.

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Tippets: Watercraft Safety, Taylor’s Oregon Rain, Steelhead Run

When you’re out in a watercraft this season, don’t forget the most important thing: wear a personal floatation device. “Eighty percent of drownings involve watercraft 21 feet or shorter (like most of the drift boats, rafts, pontoons, and flats skiffs … more

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