Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Sticking the Hook Set, Vitamin Deficiency in Great Lakes Steelhead, Collaborative Conservation

Winter fishing calls for small flies, which can also mean tricky hook sets. In a recent article, Phil Monahan writes about 5 tips for upping your odds of success. A vitamin B deficiency has been identified as the cause of … more

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ConnectCore Expands to New RIO Grand Fly Line

Built with RIO Product’s ConnectCore technology, the new InTouch RIO Grand line is a heavier line designed for use on fast-action fly rods. Available in WF4F through WF8F, retailing at $89.95. Read more in the press release below.

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2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour Schedule

Tickets for the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour are now available for purchase online. The tour will kick off with its initial showing in Denver, CO, January 24th. Read more in the press release below.

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New Fly Fishing Books

Flyfisher’s Guide to Colorado’s Lost Lakes and Secret Places by Mike Kephart is a tremendous resource for highcountry anglers. Kephart has done his research, logging many miles and days on Colorado’s mountain lakes and streams, and presents reliable information on … more

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Save the Tarpon Fundraising Campaign

Save the Tarpon is raising funds to continue their fight against a SLAPP lawsuit filed by the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series, and to move forward with conservation and education work. For more information and to donate, visit their GoFundMe campaign page.

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Video Hatch: “The Meadows Project”

The Meadows Project follows three Vermont fly fishers as they reflect on coldwater conservation and working to protect native brook trout in their small-stream homewaters.

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Don Swanson to Head Rod Manufacturing at Orvis

Industry veteran Don Swanson will join the Orvis team as director of rod shop manufacturing, the company announced this week. “Don Swanson’s experience is perfectly suited for the focus and growth that we want to bring into our manufacturing skill set here … more

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Monic Impact Floating Fly Line

Flow Tek Inc. has announced the addition of a new fly line to their product catalog. The Monic Impact is made of environmentally friendly materials around a polyester core that provides improved sensitivity. Available in WF line sizes 4-12, retailing … more

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Video Hatch: “Isthmus Fly Fishing”

This short film from Hunter Connors Herm and Isthmus Fly Fishing centers around “fish math” and what’s considered big enough to count.

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“Goodbye to Grip and Grins”

Kirk Deeter makes a resolution for 2015: saying goodbye to grip-and-grins. Pointing to the ethos of catch-and-release fishing, he urges all anglers to examine their practices and challenges media outlets to set the standard high. Via Field & Stream.

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