Author Archives: Erin Block

Tippets: “Now or Neverglades,” Spawning Salters, Coming to Terms with Invasives

The battle for the future of Florida’s inshore fisheries has made important steps and ended with a notable decision. “Lawmakers agreed this spring to act on the Now Or Neverglades solution: to build a dynamic reservoir in the Everglades to … more

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Video Hatch: “Killing Time”

This short film from Matt Dunkinson features the addictive qualities of fly fishing for northern pike. “To catch a big pike you have to be in the right place at the right time.”

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Salmon Sisters

In coastal Alaska, fishing is not a hobby, or even just a job, “It is a social tie, a way of life,” writes Nathan Heller, “that carries women like the Salmon Sisters through the flux of extreme seasons.” Heller writes … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Cutthroat: A Journey Through the American West by Michael Graybrook documents the author’s travels to catch, release, and photograph, native cutthroat trout of the Western states. “Collected in this new clothbound book are large exquisitely reproduced photographs of all of … more

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Tippets: Dame Diana Rigg on Dry Fly Fishing, Best Duffel Bags

Actor Diana Rigg has long been an angler and observes a connection between her time on the water and creativity. “She sees a direct parallel between fishing and acting: timing and illusion are central to both.” Listen here to her segment … more

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Fly Fishing Show Gears Up for 2018

The schedule for the 2018 Fly Fishing Show will feature seven shows and will feature the top talent in the country presenting on a range of topics. “It’s the greatest fly-fishing event in the country,” says show president and CEO … more

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Tippets: Polish Nymphing, Angler Attitude

At the 1989 World Fly Fishing Championship in Kuusamo, Finland, angler Wladyslaw Trzebunia used a new method of fishing called Polish nymphing that his father had taught him. “Since that 1989 competition, the nymphing that method Vladi pioneered, and the … more

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2017 AFFTA Board of Directors Executive Committee

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced the welcome of Jennifer Lavigne of Waterworks-Lamson, Colby Trow of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, Lise Lozelle of Maven Fly and Casting for Recovery, and Rob Parkins of JD High Country Outfitters to … more

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Job Opportunity: Women’s Fly Fishing Program Director

Gallatin River Guides and the Montana Women’s Fly Fishing School have announced their search for a full-time year-round Women’s Fly Fishing Program Director. “Our Women’s Program Director must love teaching, guiding, logistics, marketing, and the selling of goods and services … more

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Tippets: Overcoming Limitations, HMH Tying Contest

In this video folks from Access Unlimited help take handicapped anglers out on the water, “to prove that limitations can be overcome.” Via Outside Online. HMH is running a fly tying contest now through Sunday, Dec 10th.  “Criteria for winning will be … more

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