Tippets: “The Best Sport,” Colorado After Low Snowpack, Muskie on the Fly, Rivers Create Jobs

May 15, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • A reason among many making it the best, fly fishing “Is the only sport where you can sit on the bench and still legitimately be in the game,” says Benjamin Ward. Read more on Southern Renaissance Man, and see if you don’t agree.
  • After a record low winter snowpack, Scott Willoughby has the Colorado fly fishing forecast for the upcoming year of predicted drought conditions. Anticipate hatches two to three weeks earlier than usual, and runoff to end soon.
  • Muskie on the fly, “the fish of a thousand casts” require a hunter’s mind and strategy. Jay Anglin and confessed fly-fishing muskie guru Robert Tomes, set out in pursuit of the elusive.
  • From historians to construction crews, dam removal and river restoration require a breadth of professionals. Along with being good for ecosystems, river restoration is an excellent job creator as well.