Tippets: Conversation With Shane Gray, Electroshocking the Green, Win “The Blitz,” Crunchtime for Bristol Bay

April 27, 2012 By: Benjamin Clary

  • Jason Tucker of Fontinalis Rising had a chance to sit down and talk with Shane Gray of Graywolf Products, a fiberglass rod company.  “A big man of few words and quiet manner,” Shane shoots Jason straight about his rods.
  • No surprise here: the Green River has some big brown trout.  Electroshocking surveys, which take place twice a year, reveal a very healthy fishery—which may be threatened the Flaming Gorge Pipeline.
  • On their Facebook page, Departure Publishing is giving away a copy of The Blitz, by Pete McDonald, to the person that completes the following phrase:  “Each of the Atlantic’s migratory species has its own cult following. And each spring when their favorite fish returns, the ____________ wake from their epoxy-induced tying haze and dig out their waders.”
  • “When Sig Hansen of Deadliest Catch fame, fly fishing guides, the natives (over 80 percent of whom oppose the Pebble Mine project), Sturm, Ruger & Co., and Tiffany & Co. (the jewelry company with the pretty blue boxes) are on the same page, that says something,” writes Kirk Deeter about the proposed Bristol Bay Pebble Mine in preparation of the upcoming public comment period.