Tippets: Of Choosing Guitars and Fly Rods, Sediment in the Elwha, Dry & Dropper for Carp

  • If you’re a musician–and perhaps even if you aren’t–Louis Cahill’s comparison of choosing rods and choosing guitars will resonate loudly.  And if you’ve ever wondered why a good rod matters (or doesn’t), Cahill has some answers along with great advice.
  • After heavy rains, sediment from the remains of the Glines Canyon Dam are causing fish to move, seeking clearer water. And while it’s still too early to tell if fish are being killed due to low water quality, “This is something that we’ve planned for,” says Rainey McKenna. “It’s going to be a short-term impact.”
  • A dry and dropper isn’t usually the first rigging technique you think of for chasing carp, but Ty Goodwin’s experimentation and perseverance pays off. You might want to give it a try.
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