Tippets: Poor Casting, Keys for Stealth, Oil Rigs as Habitat

  • For fans of the PBS series Downton Abbey, Chris Santella has a theory about the dramatic ending to season three: it’s the price of poor casting.
  • As a heron stalking its prey, writes Phil Monahan, so an angler must approach small streams. And in a recent post on the Orvis blog, he provides five tips for stealth.
  • Oil rigs, while having detrimental impacts on the environment, also provide structure for healthy fish habitat. John Frazier wonders whether decommissioned rigs shouldn’t be left in place instead of being demolished as is current practice. Read more via Fly Fishing in Salt Waters.
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  • Marshall

    Chris: I agree 100%. Fly fishing scenes in popular TV are usually terrible but this set new low standards. This is why we Scots have such a strained relationship with English aristocracy.