Tippets: Outside the Box, Chesapeake Bay Cleanup, Underappreciated Species

  • When you’re having a tough day on the water and have exhausted all the usual go-to fly options, trying thinking “outside the box,” advises Shane Rickert on Chi Wulff, and try something you normally wouldn’t. You might be surprised at the results.
  • Six major U.S. cities filed an amicus brief this week in support of the EPA-led Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, which is being opposed by 21 Attorney Generals from outside states. Four conservation groups from Florida are also supporting the EPA plan, stating: “The heart of the Clean Water Act is the principle that the Nation’s waters cannot be used — directly or indirectly — to dispose of waste.” Via Think Progress.
  • From carp and sharks to whitefish and bluegill, Kirk Deeter lists the 10 Most Underappreciated Species in Fly Fishing in a recent post on Field & Stream.  “I have to say that I get a little sad when I think of the many great species that get overlooked,” Deeter writes. “And some of these fish will absolutely up your all-around game.”
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