Author Archives: Erin Block

New Fly Fishing Books

Nymphing—The New Way: French Leader Fishing for Trout by Jonathan White takes an international perspective of the latest developments in nymph fishing. This book includes tackle, flies and methods for trout, steelhead and grayling; variations for chalkstreams, freestone rivers and … more

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Tippets: McGlothlin on the South Pacific, Swinging for Steelhead

Bjorn Stromsness interviews Jess McGlothlin about her recent fishing expedition to the South Pacific. From photo shoots to fishing salt flats, don’t miss the engaging conversation via Bonefish on the Brain. In a recent article Dave Karczynski writes about one … more

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IFF Fly Tying Video Library

The International Federation of Fly Fishers Fly Tying Group has put together an extensive Fly Tying Video Library. The library  can be searched by Category (Cold Water, Salt Water, Technique and Warm Water) or by Sub Category (Trout, Salmon/Steelhead, Bluegill/Crappie, … more

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Tippets: Streamer Chronicles with Kelly Galloup, Travel on the Cheap

The patterns and work of Kelly Galloup are featured in Episode 2 of “Streamer Chronicles” from Fly Fishing the Ozarks. Galloup’s fly designs include the Sex Dungeon, Zoo Cougar, Stacked Blonde, Nancy P, and many more articulated streamer patterns. Great … more

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Video Hatch: “Refuge”

This short film from Fly Out TV features a great escape from the chaos of “24-hour news, social media, celebrity culture, smart phones, and political jib-jab.” Enjoy the scenes from Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Tippets: New Flash for Old Flies, Roof-Top Tents

We all have old flies in our box.  Justin Pickett writes a great article on how to give those old patterns new life. “It’s a lot of fun to experiment with patterns while sitting at the tying bench, but it … more

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Tippets: Pebble Mine Contamination Review, Snake River Dams, Preference in Choosing Mates

An independent scientific report commissioned by the United Tribes of Bristol Bay revealed on-going contamination, including failure to properly close and reclaim past drill wells, by the company behind the proposed Pebble Mine. “Pebble has broken rules and promises in … more

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Video Hatch: “The Land of Endless Days”

This short film from Luc Malbois features the amazing fish and landscape of Iceland.

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Tippets: Pattern vs. Presentation, High Country Brook Trout

Pattern vs. presentation is an age-old debate among fly anglers and it merits serious thought, writes Domenick Swentosky, because it’s true “that trout will eat anything, but sometimes they eat another thing better.” Read more via Troutbitten. In a recent … more

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Tippets: Abel Reels Moves to Colorado, Sun Protection, Two Sides of Anglers

As of this fall 2016, Abel Reels is located in Colorado. To mark the occasion Abel is releasing a “Colorado” reel finish featuring the iconic Colorado flag, silhouetted against the San Juan Mountain range. Spending time on the water also … more

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