Tippets: Lessons in Hook Setting, Benefit for Bonefish and Tarpon, Call for Oil Contamination Research

  • A revelation underwater prompts Kirk Deeter to draw a correlation between the long-named state fish of Hawaii and hook sets for topwater takes. Read more on Field & Stream’s Fly Talk blog.
  • At a gathering for a benefit auction and dinner in New York City for The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, the highlight of the evening was a panel discussion led by actor Michael Keaton, writer Thomas McGuane, and flyfishing legend Stu Apte, reports Monte Burke via Forbes.
  • Lesions, similar to those found on fish in the Gulf after the BP oil spill, have now been discovered on fish living downstream of the oil sands of Alberta, Canada. Ecologist David Schindler of the University of Alberta warns of the dangers present, and calls for Canada to take the lead in studying the effects of oil contamination on fish.
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