Author Archives: Erin Block

Scott Hed Named FR&R’s Angler of the Year

Scott Hed, director of The Sportman’s Alliance and one of the key leaders in the fight against the Pebble Mine, has been named Angler of the Year by Fly Rod & Reel magazine.  He was selected “For his dedication and perseverance in the … more

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Smithsonian on Saving Skagit Salmon

The Skagit River watershed is home to five species of wild Pacific salmon: chinook, chum, pink, sockeye and coho, as well as steelhead. However, all are facing a threatened future due to climate change, invasive species and habitat degradation. “The … more

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Avedon & Colby Field Shirt

The design team of Burt Avedon and Susan Colby have specialized in premium performance clothing for nearly 30 years. After working with prestigious brands including Beretta, Orvis, Eddie Bauer, Woolrich and Duluth Trading, they are turning their eye to developing … more

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New Mylar Colors from UNI

UNI Products has announced the release of new colors to their UNI-Mylar line of tying thread: Holographic Rainbow and Clear. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Browns Canyon-Colorado”

This film from Trout Unlimited shows the importance of protecting Browns Canyon with National Monument status.

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Tippets: Strip Sets, Great Barrier Reef Sustainability, Carping on the Snake River

Keeping the tip of your rod in the water when stripping streamer will help maintain contact with the fly and detect subtle takes more easily, as well as help with strip-setting the hook. Joe Cermele explains why this technique is essential, … more

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The Fifth International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium

The fifth annual International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium will be held November 7-8, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The two day event will feature top scientists and research as well as technique instructors and clinics. Read more in the … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Modern Terrestrials: Tying & Fishing the World’s Most Effective Patterns by Rick Takahashi and Jerry Hubka is a comprehensive book of the best contemporary terrestrial patterns. Containing over 600 patterns and recipes from around the world for grasshoppers, crickets, ants, … more

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Jean-Paul Lipton Joins Umpqua’s Team of Distinguished Signature Tyers

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced that fly designer Jean-Paul Lipton has joined their team of signature tyers. “He is an authority on carp and other sub terminally mouthed species,” says Brian Schmidt, Fly Manager for Umpqua. “His innovative designs strengthen … more

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Tippets: Considering Canoes, Susquehanna Flats Comeback

While drift boats and stand up paddle boards may receive more attention, Matthew Copeland takes time to consider the canoe, which “has been called mankind’s most perfect design,” he writes, “the pinnacle of simplicity and function.” Via Stalking the Seam. … more

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