Author Archives: Erin Block

RepYourWater and Meier Announce “Fish Sticks” Skis

Colorado-based RepYourWater and Meier Skis have combined efforts for a limited edition RepYourWater ski, appropriately named Fish Sticks. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: New Study on Fish Intelligence, Fishing Deadfall, Loon Rogue Quickdraw Forceps

A study published in the journal Animal Cognition points to evidence of episodic memory in fish, “the ability to recall the what, where and when of events, categorizing the raw material of experience into some sort of coherency.” Via Conservation Magazine. … more

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2016 Florida Fly Fishing Expo

Dates and location have been announced for the 2016 Florida Fly Fishing Expo. The event will be held November 4-5, 2016, at The Plantation on Crystal River on Florida’s West Central coast. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Chinook”

This film from Todd Moen features the search for Chinook salmon in a remote tributary of British Columbia’s Skeena River. 

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Tippets: Fishing Washington’s Alpine Lakes, “Women in the Field” Event Series

From gear and flies to maps and location information, Conor Risch writes about fishing Washington’s high alpine lakes. For his detailed trip report on fly fishing Lake Ingalls, find his article in The Seattle Times. Natural Retreats and Garden & Gun are … more

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RIO Gives Spey Anglers a Line for Mid-Sized Rivers


RIO Products has announced their new InTouch Mid Head Spey line, which is designed for anglers fishing mid-sized rivers with 13 and 14-foot fly rods. Read more in the press release below.

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Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard Rewrites His Philosophy for New Era of Environmental Crisis

A decade after original publication, Yvon Chouinard’s 2006 memoir, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, is being re-released in a revised and expanded edition by Penguin Books. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Floating Fish & Sinking Economy, Drugs Downstream, World Conservation Congress on Bristol Bay

The Yellowstone River fish die-off foreshadows the growing threat of climate change. This summer brought record low flows and high temperatures, and “In addition to threatening our outdoor heritage, these changes bear an economic cost.” Via Montana Wildlife Federation. An … more

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Interview with James Prosek

Recently GuideHire sat down with artist, author and angler James Prosek for an interview that explores his passion for nature and conservation as well as his professional path. “I have drawn pictures for as long as I can remember,” says Prosek. “I … more

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Video Hatch: “Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary”

Frank Moore has been fly fishing for more than 80 years and has dedicated his life to conserving and protecting his home waters, the North Umpqua River.

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