Author Archives: Erin Block

Simms Appoints Casey Sheahan to CEO and K.C. Walsh to Executive Chairman

Simms Fishing Products has announced the appointment of Casey Sheahan as Chief Executive Officer and K.C. Walsh as Executive Chairman. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Fly Fish Guanaja Student Program, C&R Techniques for Small Fish

Each year the Fly Fish Guanaja lodge, located on a private key in Guanaja’s South Cays, turns into a campus for students to learn about the link between tourism and conservation. Students learn about “mangrove restoration, recycling, lion fish hunting, … more

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Abel Automatics Releases Johnny Cash Limited Edition Fly Reel

Abel, in partnership with the Johnny Cash estate, has announced the release of a Johnny Cash Limited Edition Fly Reel. “We’ve really outdone ourselves with this design, and we couldn’t be happier to be associated with one of our personal … more

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Tippets: Interview with Oliver White, Nymphing Techniques

Guide and lodge-owner Oliver White sits down for an interview with Zach Matthews in American Angler, covering everything from his world travels to conservation work with Project Guyana and Indifly.  “When local anglers see the economic impact,” says White, “they … more

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Tippets: Tying and Fishing Neutral Streamers, Flies for Arapaima, Guide’s Best Gear Picks

In this recent article, George Daniel, author of Strip-Set: Techniques, Tactics, & Patterns for Streamers, writes about how embracing natural buoyancy in fly designs has affected and improved his fishing techniques. “While heavily weighted streamers have their place–and I fish these … more

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Outdoor Retailer Announces Show Dates for 2019-2022

Outdoor Retailer has announced dates for its trade shows for 2019-2022. The five-year calendar “reaffirms Outdoor Retailer’s commitment to Denver, CO and the Colorado Convention Center, which will host all of Outdoor Retailer’s tradeshows.” Read more in the press release … more

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Tippets: Borger on “A River Runs Through It,” Tying Hook-Up Flies

Twenty-five years after A River Runs Through It first appeared at the at the Sundance Film Festival, Jason Borger reflects on the film and sport. “Much has changed in our sport and our industry since the premier showing of that … more

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IGFA Inducts New Members into Fishing Hall of Fame

The International Game Fish Association has announced the 2017 inductees to the Fishing Hall of Fame. This year’s 2017 inductees include Rick Clunn, Larry Dahlberg, Peter Fithian, Mike Levitt, and Dr. Eric Prince. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Peak Season: Huracán”

The best of a season, compiled into this short video from Bloodknots.

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Tippets: Fishing with a Camera, Classic Flies for Beginning Tiers

Carrying a camera on the water can both enhance and complicate the experience. But in this recent article, Domenick Swentosky has great advice for fishing with a camera in tow. “Tracking down the right camera at the right price, and … more

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