Erin Block is a librarian by day, writer by night, and avid fly angler on her days off. Living in the mountains of Colorado she and her dog Banjo roam the high country, exploring alpine lakes and small streams in search of trout as well as slogging through mudflats and warm water ponds in pursuit of carp and bass along the Front Range. Erin is the author of “The View From Coal Creek: Reflections on Fly Rods, Canyons and Bamboo” (Whitefish Press, December 2012), is a contract fly designer with Umpqua Feather Merchants, news curator for MidCurrent, and is a regular contributor to TROUT Magazine


  1. i am halfway through "The View From Coal Creek," and am really enjoying it! well done! far.

    1. I'm really glad you're enjoying it, Tom. Thank you for taking the time!

    2. indeed! I could write so much here about specific parts that connected with me, but I don't want to spoil it for others ;)

  2. Excellent work! As a long-standing bamboo nut, this was so much fun to read,

    1. Thank you! I'm truly glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Erin:
    As a writer and bamboo flyfisher myself I enjoyed The View from Coal Creek. Picked it up yesterday morning and finished it same day. You have an interesting style, offering insights into yourself, life in the mountains, and the essence of why cane matters. Bravo!

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