Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Guitar Strings and Fly Lines, Fall Fly Fishing Essentials

Mike Sepelak writes about the meeting of his two passions, music and fly fishing, in a recent essay via Hatch Magazine. After breaking a guitar string, “Once the nylon set couldn’t be found, my eyes fell on the carefully stacked … more

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New Frames From Costa

New frames from Costa combine classic West Coast style and place names with optimal performance. The new frame styles include the Half Moon, Rincon and Remora. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Making Tenkara Leaders, Hatch Magazine Barracuda Tournament

Jason Klass draws from a diverse background of fishing styles to create his tenkara leader. “My tenkara line formula is simple, easy to remember, and easy to make with just two blood knots,” he explains. “It’s also very cost effective–you … more

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Tippets: DIY First Aid Kit, Catch and Release Best Practices  

A well-stocked first-aid kit is an essential for anglers spending time in remote areas. In this article, Emily Reed writes about the how-tos of DIT kits: “ building out your own kit allows you to tailor the contents to whatever … more

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Fly Fishing with Henry Winkler

A recent winner of an Emmy for his performance in the HBO series “Barry,” Henry Winkler is also an accomplished angler. He talks with Jim Dobson about his passion for the sport in this article via Forbes. “Henry Winkler has … more

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Tippets: Strategies for Small Streams, Tying Jason’s Hopper

In this two-part series, Elliot Barnes from Bow River Troutfitters in Calgary, Alberta, outlines tips and techniques for fishing small streams. From why featureless water can still hold trout, to high-sticking to achieve a drag free drift. Learn more here. … more

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New SPOT X 2-way Satellite Messenger

Globalstar has announced the release of SPOT X, “a 2-way satellite messenging device which combines proven S.O.S. emergency notification technology with new text messaging functionality.” Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Sunsets & Cocktails Episode 3: Fall On The Motherload River”

When seasons turn, urgency takes hold in this new film from Jazz & Fly Fishing.

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Tippets: Big Fish on Small Flies, Fishing with Kids

In this recent post, Louis Cahill examines the flies in his box that have historically caught the biggest fish. “Without exception they were small, natural and traditional,” he observes. “I realize that this is in no way a scientific sampling … more

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Video Hatch: “Pheasant and Gold Fly Tying Tutorial”

In this great tutorial from TaleTellers Fly Fishing, learn how to tie a classical style pattern that “sinks fast, maintains a balanced drop in the water, and captivates both angler and fish.”

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