Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Family Fishing, “The Current,” Gill Lice on Brook Trout

Spending time with your family on the water can be a great experience. However, it can also take some convincing. Ryan Newman of Rocky Mountain Outfitters writes about how to get your children interested in and hooked on fly fishing … more

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Video Hatch: In Conversation with Thomas McGuane

Tom Brokaw recently interviewed author Thomas McGuane about his newest collection of short stories, “Crow Fair.” The conversation took place and was filmed at Strand Bookstore in New York City.

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Tippets: Catching Wild Trout, Benefit of Beavers, Casting Sink Tips

Stocked fish and wild fish behave and feed differently. In a recent article Zach Matthews outlines ten good strategies for stalking wild fish, whether cutthroats in the West or brook trout in the East, via Itinerant Angler. The science is … more

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Video Hatch: “Diaries Of A Musky Addict”

This short trailer features teasers from the upcoming documentary from Austin Green Photography about the people and culture of “Pursuing Esox.”

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New Fly Fishing Books

The Best Carp Flies: How to Tie and Fish Them by Jay Zimmerman is the first comprehensive book on tying flies for carp. Featuring over 20 patterns from anglers such as Barry Reynolds to Bob Clouser, Zimmerman presents a historical … more

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Video Hatch: “How it looks on Mars#3”

Beautiful scenery and sea trout in this short film of fly fishing  one of Norway’s many fjords. Via Dry Fly Living.

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Tippets: Talking With Lefty Kreh, Kids on the Water, Snowpack & Salmon

Bernard “Lefty” Kreh turned 90 last month, He has fished for nearly 70 years, with everyone from Ted Williams to Fidel Castro, President Jimmy Carter to Ernest Hemingway. He talks about the span and diversity of his career in a … more

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Five Stages of Fly Fishing

From being happy with catching anything at all to chasing the biggest fish we can find, and in the end reaching “the piscatorial equivalent of the wise man on the mountain,” Todd Tanner writes about the “Five Stages of Fly … more

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Frontiers Unveils Prehistoric Brown Trout Fishing Tour of Iceland

Frontiers International Travel has announced the release of a new web site dedicated to sporting vacations to Iceland. Also, guides Barry and Cathy Beck will be hosting an exclusive brown trout fishing tour of Iceland June 11–19, 2015. Read more … more

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Coalition Calls on Congress to Boost Conservation Funding

A growing coalition of more than 1,200 conservation-minded groups urged congressional leaders to enact a 2-percent increase in funding for conservation, outdoors and historic preservation programs for fiscal year 2016. Read more in the press release below.

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