Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Blind Casting, River Economy, Stream-side Etiquette

Even when conditions aren’t right for sight fishing you can still find fish, writes Chris O’Byrne, by “limiting the search area and, like a good chess player, thinking a few moves ahead.” Via Florida Sportsman. Colorado’s waterways attract people and thus … more

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Video Hatch: “River Snorkel: Continuation”

This underwater footage gives an up close view of spawning Chinook salmon.

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Tippets: Fixed-Line Fish Landing, Fish Integration

Specific skills are needed for landing fish on a fixed-line rod such as those used with tenkara. In a recent article, Anthony Naples outlines details from rods to rigging and “a few key concepts that will help you build big … more

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Patagonia Switches to 100% “Traceable Down”

Beginning in fall 2014, Patagonia has announced it will source strictly 100% traceable down, to ensure humane treatment of birds. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “The Hooké Vibes 2014”

From Patagonia to Québec, 2014 has been a good year of fly fishing for the folks at Hooké.

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Tippets: Essential Gear, Native Fish in Colorado River, In Good Company

In a recent post on The Fiberglass Manifesto, Cameron Mortenson outlines 8 pieces of essential camping gear. From coffee press to merino wool base layers, check out his tested choice gear picks. For the first time in over fifty years, … more

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Video Hatch: “Bull Trout: A Species at Risk”

Levi Old reports on the status of bull trout, a federally threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, in Trapper Creek. Thanks to work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife …

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Trout Unlimited’s “TroutBlitz”

A new initiative by Trout Unlimited called “TroutBlitz” aims to encourage the participation of anglers in science projects in their local areas. TroutBlitz allows anglers to enter geolocated photographs of fish they catch, with a goal of cataloging the diversity … more

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TrueFlies Clothing to Sponsor El Pescador Lodge 40th Anniversary

TrueFlies Clothing has announced their sponsorship of El Pescador Lodge’s 40th anniversary celebration to be held November 13th to the 17th. The event  will include the unveiling of a renovated main lodge with invited guests from the fly fishing industry. Read … more

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Video Hatch: “Those Moments”

Selected as a feature film for the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour, this trailer previews the stories of guides from Alaska to the Bahamas, fly fishing on their days off. Via Kokkaffe Media.

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