Tippets: Fly Rod Design, Sentinel of the Oceans, Water and Property Rights, Tying for Bonefish

  • Fly rod design has perhaps put too much emphasis put on the action and “the market has out-engineered itself” writes Kirk Deeter on the Field & Stream blog, when instead the focus should be on sensitivity and precision.
  • After the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster, chemists are working alongside members of the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) to monitor radiation levels by turning to the “sentinel” of the oceans: fish.
  • Water and property rights and access laws are big issues in the west–especially so in Montana, Josh Bergan’s stomping grounds. He urges anglers to know the laws, their rights, and to not shy away from notorious places.
  • When tying flies for bonefish, make the details matter, writes Doug Jeffries on “unconventional tying tips for helping bonefish spot stationary flies.”


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