Category Archives: Other News

Tippets: Gawesworth on Single-Hand, US Nationals in Cherokee, Backing Knots Video

“Spey casting allows you to overcome whatever is behind you,” said Simon Gawesworth, who will be giving demonstrations of one-handed spey-casting techniques during the Pasadena Fly Fishing Show this weekend. This year’s U.S. National Fly Fishing Championships will be held … more

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USFW Reports 15-Year Angler Participation Trends

Officially published in December and added to their Web site in January, the “Trends in Fishing and Hunting 1991-2006″ report is the result of data gathering over a twenty-year period by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. There aren’t any … more

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Tippets: Tie-One-On-Athon, Grand Canyon Floods, Biloxi Marsh Redfish Video

The first annual Tie-One-On-Athon on February 27 in Asheville, NC will benefit the Western North Carolina Project Healing Waters program. Grand Canyon floods, scheduled to disrupt trout reproduction, may instead have boosted populations. Rise Fishing Company’s new video highlights Biloxi … more

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Tippets: Clear-Water Flies, Mussel-Salmon Symbiosis, Meeting the Whitlocks

Kirk Deeter reports from Argentina that one strategy that “clearly” works with sight-fishing is changes bugs often. Fascinating: Ecologists use the natural relationship of salmon and Tyne freshwater pearl mussels to help the mussels — which can live 120 years … more

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Tippets: Gila Trout Season, Joseph Czyzyk, Badass Silver-Haired Kayaker

Thought extinct long before there ever were such things as regulated seasons, stocked Gila trout may become catchable under new rules from the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Joseph Czyzyk, who is chief executive of aviation services company Mercury Air … more

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Tippets: Maryland Felt Ban Begins in March, "Salmon: A Dirty War"

Maryland felt sole ban takes effect March 21. BBC Radio releases a new podcast on Scotland’s “Dirty War” over salmon.

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Tippets: Insects Get No Respect, Louse-y Salmon Chemicals, Ditch the Indicator?

Good luck, insects. Dutch researchers trace link between animal body size and conservation policy: “Body size matters in public species conservation.” BBC: Demand for farmed Scottish salmon has resulted in dramatic increase in use of chemicals to kill lice. Kirk … more

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Tippets: Orvis Job Opening, Problems with Fish Transplants, Free Park Days

Orvis just announced an opening for a Product Development Specialist at their location in Sunderland, VT. Canadian study of regional genetic variations cast doubt on the viability of transplanting salmon and trout into new habitats. National Park Service announces free … more

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Tippets: Water Offsets, Socially Unacceptable Grizzlies, Wind River Glacier Melt,

We’ve seen carbon offsets. Why not water offsets? Water Restoration Certificates have brought back four billion gallons to Pacific Northwest. Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee chairman says Yellowstone grizzly “bears have met or exceeded their social carrying capacity.” Experts say some … more

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Tippets: New Orleans Fishing, Frozen-Fish-Wielding Banshee, Recycled Waders

Tim Romano’s latest photo essay shows what you have to look forward to on any trip to fish the New Orleans-area coastline: good fishing, good food, lots of local culture. Lesson learned: When ice fishing never turn your back on … more

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