Author Archives: Erin Block

OWAA Submits Filming Comments to U.S. Forest Service

The Outdoor Writers Association of America has submitted comments and suggestions to the U.S. Forest Service regarding the proposed directive for regulating commercial filming in wilderness areas. Read more in the press release below.

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Fishless Ocean?

An international team of ecologists and economists predict that by 2048, unless we change our current course, the world’s oceans will be devoid of fish. The sobering data reflects impacts from overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, and climate change. However, “It’s … more

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In Memoriam: Christmas Island Guide Teannaki Kaiboboki

One of the first full-time guides in Kiribati, legendary Christmas Island fly fishing guide Teannaki Kaiboboki has unexpectedly passed away. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Guide Communication, Shorebird Population Control, Surprise Snook

Fresh from the saltwater flats of Belize, Phil Monahan shares a short instructional film from Tom Rosenbauer on tips for effectively communicating with fly fishing guides when out on the water. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to kill some 60,000 … more

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Tippets: Tying Tips, Hydropower Boom, Stripping Streamers

David Goodrich of Tumbleweed Fly & Tackle Company presents some tricks for working with peacock herl, in an instructional video for tying the “San Juan Devil.” While the United States and Europe are transitioning away from hydropower dams, developing countries are … more

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The Story of Steelhead

Inspired by the new Wild Steelhead Initiative from Trout Unlimited, Matthew Copeland writes about the allure and meaning of steelhead. “The steelhead’s story is our story. At least we like to think so,” he writes. “The call, separation, challenge, discovery, … more

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Video Hatch: “Dialed”

View some nice footage of beautiful water and big trout in this short film from Pacific Extremes.

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Tippets: Gift Guide, Judge Halts Process on Pebble, Safe Trailering

From tying supplies to water purification systems, Joe Cermele and Kirk Deeter present a 30-item gear gift guide for anglers. Via Field & Stream. Alaska Public Media reports that U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland has issued a preliminary … more

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Sportsmen’s Groups Praise Roan Plateau Settlement

A major settlement with the Bureau of Land Management and energy lease holders will help protect the Roan Plateau and its important backcountry habitat for fish and wildlife. Conservation groups are praising the  “major step forward in years‐long efforts to … more

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Video Hatch: “The one that got away”

This documentary explores the relationships between people and the environment, and the threats facing the Mur river in Austria.

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