Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “Mend”

Mend, a Kickstarter film project from TwoFisted Heart Productions and Sharptail Media, tells the story of Joey Maxim and his recovery from a near-fatal car accident and discovery of fly fishing.

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New Fly Fishing Books

Trout in the Desert: On Fly Fishing, Human Habits, and the Cold Waters of the Arid Southwest by Matthew Dickerson takes readers to arid landscapes that manage to sustain coldwater trout. Told through the author’s own journey and development as … more

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New Science Paves the Way for Future of Flats Fishery Conservation

The current issue of the journal Environmental Biology of Fishes has special focus on bonefish and tarpon and highlights new research that can help manage these economically important and environmentally fragile fisheries sustainably in the future. Read more in the press … more

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Video Hatch: “Legends of the Salt”

The American Museum of Fly Fishing catches up with saltwater fly anglers such as Flip Pallot, Chico Fernandez and Joan Wulff to record the history of saltwater fishing.

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Tippets: Choosing Fly Lines, Engler’s WD-40

Anglers often concentrate on rod and reel choice, but more consideration should be given to the fly line, says Kirk Deeter. “A good fly line can make a budget rod dance, while crappy line will knock the performance straight out … more

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Video Hatch: “Preternatural-Redux”

Doug Roland offers up great shots of fly fishing for redfish in the Lowcountry. Via Lowcountry Journal.

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Tippets: How Fly Rods Break, Fish Handling Techniques, Dry Fly Design

In part two of a series on understanding how and why fly rods break, Tim Rajeff explains the details of rod failures and the different angler mistakes at fault. The Limp Cobra. From the fight to the photo, learn proper … more

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Tippets: Saving the Northwest’s Salmon, Colorado’s Gold Medal Waters, Bonefish & Sunscreen, Serving Sustainable Fish, Bluegill Management

For generations, tribes in western Washington  state have depended on salmon runs. This video from Northwest Now features local tribal members and fisheries managers discussing plans for increasing salmon population numbers and conserving habitat. Colorado boasts 322 miles of Gold … more

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Video Hatch: “Brookies on the Rapidan”

This short film features peaceful footage of autumn days and small streams. Via Stephan Jutz.

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Tippets: History of Entomology and Fly Fishing, Science of Shade

Michael P. Parrella follows the history of entomology in fly fishing, from the first recorded artificial fly that dates back to historian Claudius Aileanus describing an insect Macedonians were trying to imitate with feathers, to modern-day fly design. Read the … more

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