Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Tying Transitions, Flood Concerns, Becoming a Guide

Don’t miss Ian Anderson’s tutorial on creating a smooth and clean transition when tying materials near the head of the fly. Via Warmwater Chronicles. After the floods of fall 2013 on Colorado’s Front Range, experts are concerned with how riverbeds … more

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Rio Tinto Pulls Stake from Pebble Mine

Rio Tinto has announced that it will pull its stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd., the company that owns the rights to the proposed Pebble Mine project. The announcement comes as welcome news in the continued fight for the protection … more

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Low Viz

Low visibility and bleakness on the flats can cause some things to become clear, and also demands focus, as Louis Cahill writes in a recent piece, “I have one thing left to do. To search this blue-white void. To see … more

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Video Hatch: “Rush Hour”

Showing the icy side of Rush River, Wisconsin, this film short highlights the beauty of winter fishing.

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Tippets: Steelhead Documentary, Clean Water Act Caveat, Mismatching the Hatch

In a recent post on Metalheads, Asher Koles gives some background on “Bloodknots,” an upcoming documentary on the steelhead angling community; including scientists, conservationists, anglers, and of course, the fish. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers … more

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Pink Fishing Skiff Launched in Honor of Casting for Recovery

BlackFly Lodge has commissioned a pink skiff to be used on select guiding trips to raise awareness for Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization offering support and educational retreats for women with breast cancer. “This stunning boat will be a … more

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Video Hatch: “The River”

This preview highlights the latest film by Robert “RT” Thompson, which will be available on DVD on April 24th via Third Year Fly Fisher and in fly shops and retail outlets on April 26th. Along with the feature “The River,” …

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Tippets: Presenting to Permit, Impacts of Deepwater Horizon, Narrowing in on the Tongass

Fresh from fishing Mexico’s Ascension Bay, Chad Shmukler offers three tips for presenting flies to permit. “Successfully presenting a fly to a permit and hooking that permit is a distinctly different task than doing so to other fishy quarry,” he … more

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Smith Optics Releases “Great Days” Webisode Series

In celebration of their upcoming 50th anniversary, Smith Optics has announced the launch of a series of multi-sport webisodes. Each installment of “Great Days” will be published every Wednesday in April and every other Wednesday in May through the end … more

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Video Hatch: “Cancelled on the Clark Fork”

After clients cancel trips, three guides put the day to good use, and discover the fun behind a fly rod instead of working the oars. Via Joe Cummings, Classic Journey Outfitters.

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