Fishing sparse soft-hackles can be a demanding technique, but Chris Dore outlines some methods and his go-to pattern. On the effectiveness of this style he writes, “dont feel soft hackles are the lazy way out. Keeping a selection on hand will often save the day when fish are being fickle.”
The recent designation of bonefish and tarpon as catch and release only species has sparked debate on gear usage and restrictions. Via Miami Herald.
Fascinating fossils have been found in Australia. Having abdominal muscles just like mammals, reptiles, and birds, 380-million-year-old fish “were probably far better swimmers,” says Flinders University palaeontologist John Long, “than we’d previously thought.”