Author Archives: Erin Block

Video Hatch: “Live More Now”

Maddie Brenneman is a fishing guide based in Colorado, and this film shows how she’s “followed her heart right into the life she’s designed for herself, but not without some trial and error.” Via Buff Headwear.

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Tippets: Urban Angling in NYC, Classic Flies for New Tiers

Fly fishing’s stereotype as a quiet and contemplative pastime has made urban angling “fishing’s redheaded stepchild,” writes Chris Wright. Read more about “Going Fishing in New York City” and the fun that can be found in urban angling pursuits in … more

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Tippets: Loon Live, Minding Upstream Pockets

In the most recent episode of Loon Live, learn to tie Anderson’s Euphoria and the Wiggle Squid, “patterns designed for chasing a particular anadromous fish that we like to call “steelhead”.  Anderson’s Euphoria has a classic, low-water style to it, … more

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Video Hatch: “The Gardens Of The Queen”

Named the Queen‘s Gardens by Christopher Columbus, the Jardines de la Reina is a pristine chain of islands that runs more than one hundred miles back to the northwest, from Cuba‘s south-eastern coast and boasts an impressive fishery. Via Fly …

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Smith Releases new Freespool MAG

Smith has announced a new frame in their WATER Collection of performance eyewear. The new Freespool boasts MAGTM interchangeable and ChromaPop polarized lenses. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Big Win for Santa Clara Steelhead, Barks of Piranhas

Conservation groups claim a huge win in a legal case against United Water Conservation District after a federal court judge ruled the water agency had failed to adequately protect endangered steelhead trout in the Santa Clara River. “A coalition of … more

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Video Hatch: “Anthony”


In this short film, learn about Anthony, probably the only grayling with a name. “Learn why this fish is so unique and why was given a name.” Via Black Fly Eyes.

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“Simple Fly Fishing” Second Edition


The second edition of Simple Fly Fishing will feature a new cover design by artist Dwight Hwan, eight new fly designs in full color, added stories and instructional illustrations by renowned fish artist James Prosek, plus a quick setup guide for tenkara. … more

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Video Hatch: “Bears, Grayling and Dry Flies”


In this short film from InTents Media, Cortney Boice, Phil Tuttle, Tim Meikle and Derek Olthuis head north to catch big arctic grayling on dries on a remote river.

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Tippets: Interview with John Gierach, Questions About Tippet

John Gierach is the guest on a recent episode of Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio. Gierach talks about his writing, developing stories, and of course, fly fishing. Talk about tippet often focuses on the attachment to the leader. However, … more

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