Tippets: Leadville Hatchery Faces Closure, Five Principles of Casting, Walton’s Temple on the Market

  • Due to upcoming cuts in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s budget, the Leadville National Fish Hatchery is facing an uncertain future and is in danger of being closed. The 125-year-old establishment is important for propagating fish and tourism revenue and plays an important part in the recovery of Colorado’s threatened state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout.
  • Whether you’re studying for FFF Casting certification like Derek Grzelewski, or simply looking to improve technique, check out Bill Gammel’s five fundamental principles of fly casting instructional videos featured on The Trout Diaries.
  • The 17th century stone temple built in honor of father of fly fishing, Izaak Walton, is up for sale along the River Dove in Staffordshire, England. “Whoever buys the idyllic fishing retreat will not only own the three mile stretch of the riverbank, the fishing rights, and the Grade II listed fishing lodge, but also 33 acres of  unspoilt woodland and grassland.”
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  • mike miller

    The Leadville Fish Hatchery is a must to see!! Makes for a great day trip and bring your 3wt.Tuff fishin and great hike.

  • Geo

    Like Mike said here….I live in Leadville and I’m always taking visitors to the hatchery. Lots of hiking and fishing above the hatchery proper…They crank out tons of fish and the educational value of fisheries alone is worth the visit….Anyone who can do it, write your congressman and the president to save the hatchery. It’s one of the most awesome places on the Arkansas River, which just achieved gold medal status.