Tippets: Fires Help Bitterroot, NY Sues PA Driller, Rick’s Streamer, Great Fishing Photography

February 1, 2012 By: Benjamin Clary

  • Greg Thomas, editor of Fly Rod & Reel, checks in with the progress of the Bitterroot after devastating fires in 2000 and 2003 and finds the river in great shape.
  • New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation is suing U.S. Energy Development Corporation over allegations that insufficient construction of roads leading to the company’s wells caused significant pollution in one of New York’s trout streams.
  • Shrimp are integral to the Atlantic Salmon’s diet and Rick’s streamer sets out to imitate one.  More importantly, unlike many of the elaborate flies used to attract the fish, Rick’s streamer is very simple to tie.
  • Tom Rosenbauer got the chance to talk with Brian O’Keefe, owner of Catch Magazine, about taking more effective fly fishing photos.