Tippets: Metal in the Waters, Dry Flies and Grayling, What is Good Etiquette?, Miyawaki’s Tips for Steelhead

September 17, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • Warmer air temperatures, resulting in the accelerated melting of permafrost and mineral weathering rates, might be at fault for rising metal counts in the upper Snake River Watershed, near Keystone, CO. And it is impacting trout populations as well, according to Andrew Todd, lead researcher for  a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Colorado Boulder.
  • A tippet trade for a “Mormon Girl” keeps Mia Flora Sheppard dry fly fishing for grayling on Alaska’s Chena River until the day is done.
  • Good etiquette starts with guides, but is the responsibility of every angler on the water, writes Kirk Deeter on Field & Stream’s Fly Talk blog. And at the heart of the matter, “It all boils down to common sense. Just like most things that have to do with fishing.”
  • With a bit of history as well as how-to, Leland Miyawaki tells you what you need to know for the upcoming steelhead runs of the Pacific Northwest.