Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Colorado’s Cache La Poudre, Fighting Fish Fast

Colorado is well-known for its trout fishing, but one river often flies under the radar: the Cache la Poudre. “Seventy-six miles of the Cache la Poudre River was designated as both Wild & Scenic by Congress in 1986, and it … more

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Video Hatch: “ Hook and Vice Legends: Art Limber”

Hook And Vice Legends is a documentary short film series featuring the legends of fly fishing in British Columbia and beyond. This first in the series features Vancouver Island based professional fly tier Art Limber.

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Tippets: Fly Fishing Beaver Ponds, Chasing the Salmonfly Hatch

In the most recent episode of Trout Tips, Chris Hunt talks about what to do and what not to do when fishing a backcountry beaver pond. In this article on Fly Fisherman, Montana-based guide Eric Paulson writes about chasing salmonfly … more

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Video Hatch: “Notes from the Road: Entry No. 1”

This short film is the first entry in the visual accompaniment to the Notes From The Road blog. You can catch up on all the stories via Tight Loops.

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Tippets: Fly Fishing Veterans, Exploring the Faroe Islands

In this article, John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters in Montana writes about leading multi-day-float fishing trips for military veterans. “Although the participants rave about the healing power and personal relationship-building of the experience, make no mistake: the growth and strength … more

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Patagonia Launches Worn Wear Online Store

Patagonia has announced the launch of their Worn Wear online store, which offers previously-owned Patagonia items at a lower price. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Northern Exposure”

Follow along with Chase and Aimee Bartee as they travel in their van, chasing the fishiest waters. Via Tight Loops.

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Tippets: Choke Up Your Cast, Patagonia Worn Wear

Drawing a parallel with baseball, Ivan Orsic writes about why “choking up” on a fly rod can work to an angler’s benefit. “If pinpoint accuracy is required and the appropriate distance can be achieved without worry, consider choking up on … more

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Tippets: Bipartisan Effort on Climate Change, Salmon Return to Upper Elwha, Warming Waters Hurt Salmon Populations

Recently, a bipartisan meeting of the Climate Solutions Caucus was held on Capitol Hill to address “The Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Tourism and Recreational Activities.” Phil Monahan reports on the hearing via Orvis: “Together, sportsmen and –women represent … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

The Best Bass Flies: How to Tie and Fish Them by Jay Zimmerman is a cutting edge guide for the growing popularity of fly fishing for bass. The Best Bass Flies features 18 patterns for largemouth and smallmouth bass with … more

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