Tippets: Kickstarting “Olive,” Merrimack Salmon, Fly-Fishing Execs, “Lines on the Water” Review, More Illegal Guiding
- Kirk Werner, author of the fly-fishing children’s book series featuring the character “Olive the Wooly Bugger,” has started a Kickstarter campaign to create in iPad app.
- The early spring Atlantic Salmon fishing in New Hampshire’s Merrimack River should be world class, thanks to conditions. And author Dick Pinney is far from a purist, “but fishing with a fly for Atlantic salmon is so traditional that we wouldn’t dream of doing it any other way.”
- Two high powered executives, Thomas Horton, CEO of American Airlines and Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, Inc. both deal with their stressful positions by fly-fishing.
- Book Review: A New Brunswick native living in Arizona appreciates David Adams Richards’s Lines on the Water: A Fly Fisherman’s Life on the Miramichi. “You can smell the mud and the ferns as you slog along the riverbank. I could taste the Old Time Woodsman flydope and hear the chatter in the camp.”
- A northwest B.C. man has been fined $10,000 for illegally guiding on the Copper River, which flows into the Skeena River and is widely considered one of the best wild steelhead fishing rivers in the world.