Tippets: Letting the Big Ones Go, Unlikely Alliance, Spawning Ethics

  • Trophy fish are tempting keep as just that, trophies.  Davin Ebanks examines the reasoning for letting the big ones get away. Via FlatsWalker.
  • Christopher Joyce reports on an unlikely alliance in western Montana: fly shop owner and conservationist Kathy Schoendoerfer, and cattle rancher Randy Mannix. Both battling changing climate and dwindling water resources. Via NPR.
  • As autumn draws large brown trout out of reservoirs and lakes into inlets to spawn, the annual string of anglers follow. Some recent photos posted by a Front Range Colorado fly shop have resulted in a serious discussion of ethics and how we chase our quarry. Ben McGee lays out the issue on the Front Range Anglers blog.
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