Author Archives: Erin Block
Douglas Outdoors has announced the launch of their new SKY fly rod series, designed by Fred Contaoi. “The SKY rods are clearly light in the hand which is a great advantage on the water but just being light in itself … more
“The conquistadors were right,” writes Sarah Grigg, “there is treasure hidden deep within the jungle.” Read her piece about fly fishing Bolivia for dorado and community-based conservation programs that are giving local communities a stake in the sustainability of their fisheries. … more
This short film captures the fleeting moment that anglers live for: when the fish eats the fly. Via Matt Disselkoen.
Tippets: Native Trout Management in Glacier National Park, Apache Trout Facts, Fish Kill in Colorado, Ruling in Favor of Wild Salmon & Steelhead
Temperature-sensitive species like bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout face growing risks from climate change and non-native species. In Glacier National Park native trout are being moved to higher-elevation locales that were previously inaccessible to fish, allowing genetically pure populations to … more
This footage features great shots of fly fishing Kamchatka. Via TFF.
An extra water bottle is the simple trick to assuring your flies don’t get ruined by saltwater and rust. Learn more about this tip from Louis Cahill. “Don’t ruin or discard any more saltwater flies. And don’t get your water bottles mixed … more
This installment in the “Reasons We Fish” film series from 815 Productions highlights spending a day on the water with the person who taught you how to fish in the first place.
Hans Weilenmann demonstrates using a split-thread technique for creating a dubbing loop in this instructional video. Via The Limp Cobra. Most fly rods are now made of graphite. But in a recent post Phil Monahan writes about the history and process of … more
Jackson Hole’s grizzly 399 is “the most famous living wild bear on Earth,” and yet an “irrational cultural hostility” towards grizzlies thrives in Wyoming, writes Todd Wilkinson. In a recent op-ed, Wilkinson writes about the meaningful connection with nature people … more