Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Steelhead on the Skagit, Fishing Runoff Conditions

“Even subtle signs of life are significant in conservation work… and in steelheading,” writes Liam Gallagher. “Especially here on the Skagit river.”  Read his piece about searching for steelhead on the Skagit, with accompanying photos by Copi Vojta and Josh … more

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Bittersweet Victory on the Chuitna River

Sam Weis was on the front lines of fighting PacRim’s proposed coal mine at the headwaters of the Chuitna River in Alaska. He was also fighting leukemia. “The stakes were high and the odds were long. A wild Alaskan paradise, … more

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Video Hatch: “A Steelhead Quest”

In 2015, Terry Myers spent the year on a mission to catch wild steelhead on a different river each month of the year. This film explores the beauty of wild steelhead and the environmental challenges they face. Via REI.

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Tippets: Understanding Fish Vulnerability, Tying a Bimini Twist Loop Knot

Some fish species and individuals are more likely to be caught by anglers than others. “While some of the factors that influence fish vulnerability are in an angler’s control, many are not,” writes Sascha Clark Danylchuk. “Thinking systematically and using … more

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Video Hatch: “Mr. Whiskers”

This film short features Rick Mikesell, General Manager of Trouts Fly Fishing, fly fishing for carp in the Denver Metro.

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Tippets: Fly Fishing the Himalayas, Maintaining Thread Control

In a recent feature article, Etta Meyer writes about fly fishing for mahseer in the glacial rivers of the Himalayas. “India is a long way to go for a fish, but as any angler will tell you, it’s never just … more

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Video Hatch: “The Color of Coral”

This film features Håvard Stubö from “Jazz and Flyfishing,” and focuses on fly choices, hell, heaven and jazz. Via Rolf Nylinder.

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Tippets: Sustainable Business at IFTD/ICAST, Interview with Kevin Dodge

Rick Crawford, president of Emerger Strategies, will give a seminar on “Sustainable Business Practices in a Changing Climate Environment” at the upcoming IFTD/ICAST in Orlando, Florida. The sustainability presentation will be held Friday July 14, 2017. You can read a … more

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Turneffe Flats Grand Slam Fly Tying Contest Now Open

Turneffe Flats has announced a “Grand Slam” fly tying contest, the winner of which will get a week at the resort in Belize. Details of the contest can be found on page 12 in the Summer issue of Fly Tyer Magazine. … more

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Florida Keys Outfitters Announces Search for Fly Fishing and Tackle Manager

Florida Keys Outfitters, based in Islamorada, Florida, has announced their search for a fly fishing and tackle manager. This position will “Insure smooth and orderly operation of the Fly Tackle Department as well as engaging in all other aspects of … more

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