Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: Carp Craze in The West, Flies for High Water

Over the past few years attitudes toward the common carp have changed. Particularly in the West, anglers are targeting carp as legitimate game fish. Jack Ballard writes about the carp craze in this article via American Angler. In much of the … more

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Tippets: Golden Gate Park Fly Fishing Club Celebrates 80 Years, Get to Know Your Backing

The Golden Gate Park Fly Fishing club recently celebrated 80 years since the facilities were built and 85 years since the club was formed. “In addition to its monthly casting lessons, the club’s outreach includes organized outings to fishing spots, … more

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United by Nature: New Partnership to Serve Nation’s Veterans Announced

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and The Nature Conservancy have announced a new partnership to better serve disabled veterans. The collaboration will launch this August with a three day retreat and program at the and The Nature Conservancy’s Pine Butte … more

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Video Hatch: “Rock Trolls”

This film from The Element features a steep scramble down the the Black Canyon to fish an incredible salmonfly hatch on the Gunnison River.

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Tippets: The Flyathon, Stonefly Facts

Angler and trail-runner Andrew Todd channeled his concern for native trout in Colorado into a fun event he calls The Flyathlon. The event includes running 10 miles and catching a fish, of course. Learn more about this unique event in … more

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Tippets: Interview with Hilary Hutcheson, Best Fly Rod Picks for Summer

Hilary Hutcheson is a fly-fishing guide and the owner of Lary’s Fly & Supply in Columbia Falls, MT. She is also passionate about conservation and is a board member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and a Brand Ambassador for YETI, … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

A Fly Fisher’s Sixty Seasons: True Tales of Angling Adventures by Steve Raymond is a witty and heartfelt, look back at the author’s over half a century of fly fishing and writing. “Raymond takes the opportunity to write passionately about … more

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Conservation Hawks Announces Outdoor Media Climate Challenge

Conservation Hawks has announced the 2018 Outdoor Media Climate Challenge, designed to recognize and reward compelling climate communicators. The Challenge runs from May 1, 2018 until December 1, 2018, and will be judged by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. … more

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Tippets: Loon Live, Swing the Fly Poetry Contest

This week, Loon Live will feature two diverse patterns: “The Radical Rycho is a simple caddis imitation that can be fished in a few different ways. The Sculp Craw is your run-of-the-mill sculpin/crawdad hybrid.” Tune in live on May 17 … more

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BHA Adds Four New U.S. Chapters

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has announced the formation of four new BHA chapters across the country. The new chapters are located in Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota and Ohio. Read more in the press release below.

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