Author Archives: Erin Block

New Fly Fishing Books

The Tug is the Drug: 30 Fly-Fishing Essays from The New York Times & Beyond by Chris Santella collects first-person narratives of the author’s far-reaching travels. From the fairways of Torrey Pines to Bob Dylan, these essays from the author … more

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Patagonia Launches Simple Fly Fishing Campaign

Designed to make fly fishing more accessible, Patagonia has announced the launch of their Simple Fly Fishing campaign and Simple Fly Fishing kit, which includes the recently released book by Yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews and Mauro Mazzo entitled “Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques … more

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Video Hatch: “Burkheimer”

A new short documentary film made in partnership with Finback Films and Filson, features rod maker Kerry Burkheimer of C.F. Burkheimer Fly Rod Company, in his shop and on the water.

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Chouinard’s “Simple Fly Fishing”

In a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, Yvon Chouinard highlights some of the principles in his book Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel, which focuses on beginner-friendly techniques and Tenkara-style angling. “Heaven knows we fly … more

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New eBook: Chris Santella’s “The Tug is the Drug”

Well-known for his “Fifty Places” series of books, author Chris Santella’s first-person accounts of the places he has traveled, fish he has chased and characters he has met along the way can now be read in a new compilation of … more

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Josh Graffam Joins Umpqua Feather Merchants

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced that Josh Graffam, guide and current member of Fly Fishing Team USA, will be joining their team as key account and international accounts manager. Read more in the press release below. 

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Court Rules That Elwha Hatchery Releases Violate NEPA

In a huge win for wild fish, hatchery programs approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that plan to release over 7.5 million hatchery raised fish into the Elwha River, have been ruled a violation of the National Environmental … more

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Video Hatch: “Short & Sweet”

Topwater takes are always fun and impressive, as proven in this footage of fishing for Australian Bass in the Orara River from Stu Murphy.

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Tippets: Spring Spawning, Streamer Tactics, Exporting Asian Carp

Tread lightly when fishing this spring, and be aware of spawning redds in the gravel underfoot. Read more about what to look out for via The Current Stream. From knot preference to patterns and depth, Tim Romano offers advice on streamer … more

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Fishing Hall-of-Famer Passes on Kype Magazine Publishing Torch

George Douglas of the online fly fishing magazine “Kype” has announced Aileen Lane as new publisher/owner. “I believe Aileen is an up-and-coming star in the fishing industry and I am proud that “Kype” will run that course with her,” says … more

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